Parker Bioscience Filtrations appoints new general manager of UK site

Kris Holmes will take up the role and help drive growth in the EMEA region

Parker Bioscience Filtration has appointed Kris Holmes as the new General Manager at its Birtley, UK site.

Holmes succeeds former General Manager Mike Brailsford, who retired in January 2019 after spending nearly 19 years with Parker Bioscience Filtration (formerly Parker Domnick Hunter).

Parker Bioscience Filtration is part of Parker Hannifin, a diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. It designs, supplies and delivers whole systems for both upstream and downstream pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Parker Bioscience also delivers solutions to the food and beverage and healthcare sectors and Kris Holmes has worked at the company since 2005, holding a number of technical, commercial, marketing and operations roles at the Birtley site.

He will be responsible for driving UK-based company’s long-term growth across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the biopharma, food & beverage and healthcare sectors, and further enhancing its services to customers.

Parker Bioscience Filtration recently announced the launch of a new ISO Class 7 cleanroom facility at its site in Birtley. The cleanroom forms part of a phased investment programme at the Birtley site and will be dedicated to the manufacture of single-use assemblies used in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Once completed, the overall investment will also see an expansion of Parker Bioscience Filtration’s laboratory, office and warehouse facilities, and will make the Birtley premises one of the most modern manufacturing sites for integrated bioprocessing solutions in EMEA.

Kris Holmes said: “I’m delighted to be taking up the position of General Manager at Parker Bioscience Filtration and to have the opportunity to apply my expertise to the role. We have an extremely talented team here who are dedicated to creating innovative solutions and solving our customers’ challenges: it’s fantastic to be playing my part in driving our technology and services forward.”

Holmes added: “This is a particularly exciting phase in the development of our European operations. Parker Hannifin has invested extensively in the facilities at our Birtley site which will not only make it a fantastic place to work, but will also enhance the support we offer to customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.”

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