Our Leadership Team

Our Experience

Operational Advancement Solutions has Extensive Experience in Heavy and Light Manufacturing, Packaging, FMCG, Capital Projects, Engineering and Material Handling.

The Operational Advancement Solutions team comprises of Leading Industry Professionals, supported by our Global Network of Expert Specialists, applying World Class Methodologies, Processes and Solutions to grow your Business.

Pierre Hinton
Pierre HintonChief Executive Officer
With over 25 years of successful business leadership experience, including 13 years in the glass industry, Pierre has led business transformations, including turn arounds at the shift, plant, regional and global level in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has held global senior executive roles with Global Fortune 100 and 500 companies.

Driven by an intrinsic commitment to bringing value to the customer with a focus on quality and a deep appreciation of, and attention to the power of people and culture, Pierre has contributed demonstrated value to the glass, pulp & paper, FMCG and concrete industries across operations, manufacturing, engineering and supply chain. He believes the foundation for achieving and sustaining success is building diverse and competent teams. Leveraging an identified strength of individualisation, he makes the time to understand, how people who are different, can work together productively and achieve high levels of performance and profitability.

Pierre has an MBA from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Naval Academy.

Expertise

Business Leadership & Strategy

Manufacturing Industry Experience

26 years

Positions Held

Global Vice-President Operations & Engineering, General Manager, Plant Manager

Ryan Kemp
Ryan KempManaging Director
Ryan is a highly experienced Project Manager and Senior Process Control Engineer, with over 17 years of experience in the container glass industry, spanning across ten countries in five continents. Ryan specialised in leading major capital projects from a management and engineering contribution, working through all five major project phases, from initiating to project closure. In addition, Ryan brings extensive experience in plant maintenance operations, managing diverse teams and challenging environments.

Ryan is an industry expert in furnace, forehearth and forming machine services control, with extensive experience across all areas of the container glass industry, from batch plant through to packaging. More recent projects include a furnace hot bottom repair and a major brown field furnace expansion project in South East Asia.

Expertise

Project Management, Process Control Engineering & Plant Maintenance

Manufacturing Industry Experience

17 years

Positions Held

APAC Project Manager, APAC Senior Process Control Engineer, Global Process Control Team

Rohan Sanderson
Rohan SandersonDirector
Rohan has over 25 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Customer excellence programs and Strategic Procurement, with the last 10 years in the glass industry. Throughout his Marketing and Sales career, he has had extensive experience with global and local beverage manufacturers and privileged to partner with prominent global and iconic Australian brands including Great Northern, Furphy, Pure Blonde, Heineken, Asahi, and Peroni. With an abundance of energy and passion, natural flair for creative problem solving and extensive industry knowledge he has continually identified and developed profitable business and long-term partnerships.

Outstanding in relationship building, he leverages advanced communication skills to create a high level of trust with customers, creating the space and environment for long-term relationships with multi-national customers. These relationships allow creative, highly profitable business opportunities to be uncovered and long-term supply contracts to be realised. With his recent role at Asahi Premium Beverages as a Strategic Sourcing expert, he has applied his excellent negotiation skills to unlock value in major contract negotiations.

Rohan has an MBA from Monash University in Melbourne with a High Distinction average, and additionally a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science from RMIT University.

Expertise

Commercial & Procurement

Manufacturing Industry Experience

25 years

Positions Held

ANZ Sales Director, FMCG Procurement Manager, National Key Account Manager, Marketing Manager, Global Innovation & Marketing Team

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