Profile - The IFT

Derek McIntyre Melius Limited

Role: Chief Operating Office, Adviser / Consultant / Coach


Derek is an experienced Operational Executive who is as at ease with day-to-day operational issues as he is with Board strategic requirements. With 30 years’ experience ranging across various Technologies i.e. Semiconductors/Hybrids/Flex-Circuits/Mobile-Phone/Medical Pulp Moulding/Fibre Optics and working for such organisations as Motorola [Semiconductors & Cellular], Hughes, Avex Electronics, Jabil Circuit, Vernacare & M2fx. Derek brings a broad understanding of the issues and needs of such diverse businesses. He has also worked in Italy, Austria and Hungary as part of these assignments.

Laterally within these roles Derek has been involved in turnaround roles and offered support to management teams during private ownership sell-out to Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisition integration of newly acquired organisations into the new ownership.

Derek focusses on assessing the issues; working with team members and key stakeholders to ensure that through a systematic, approach the final result is delivered in a timely fashion. This will focus on operational and financial measures to deliver tangible results.

Derek has led and been involved in achieving The Queens Award for Excellence in Innovation, Best Factory Award for Judges special award for – Leadership/Culture Change/Engineering capability improvement, Best Process plant [Highly commended] plus Manufacturer of the Year Award for SME [>125Employees], Highly commended. Derek is now a Judge and site assessor for the TMMX Awards – Manufacturer of the Year Awards.

Having recently qualified as a certified Thomas International – Personal Profile Analysis [PPA] practitioner. Derek has an MBA, BSc [Hons] in Production Engineering, is a Member of the IOD having studied the Certificate and Diploma course and more recently undertaken the IOD Non-Executive certification and is also in the process of completing his Executive Coaching with the ILM, Level 7

Organisation Type
  • Family/Private
  • Institution Backed
  • Private Equity Backed
Average Company Size (£Million)
  • > 5
  • > 25
  • 3 - 6
  • 3 - 6
  • Technology & Telecoms
  • Healthcare