Managing Director Northern Europe
Andy Blandford is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Northern Europe. He joined Dematic in 2018.
Andy has led start-ups, turnarounds and rapid growth for businesses around the world. He is a builder and leader of global, functionally diverse teams inspiring them to execute and deliver outstanding results. Andy has more than 25 years of leadership experience in capital goods including materials handling, construction equipment and agricultural equipment. His functional experience covers sales, marketing, after-sales, manufacturing, product design/development and HR.
Before joining Dematic, Andy undertook several consulting assignments for industrial clients and was formally Vice President, CASE Construction Equipment (CE), EMEA at the $27B NYSE-quoted company, CNH Industrial. In this position, Andy was responsible for all aspects of CASE CE’s $650M business for 116 countries in the EMEA region. He joined CASE CE following an eight-year period with AGCO Corporation in the USA and Europe. Whilst at AGCO, he served initially as VP, Operations, North America and later as VP, Sales and Marketing for both Central/Eastern Europe and APAC. Prior to AGCO, Andy spent 12 years with the UK-based global manufacturer of construction equipment, JCB Excavators Ltd. in a variety of senior leadership positions. Andy joined JCB from the leading global materials handling company, Linde MH.
Andy has a B.Eng. (Hons.) in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and has completed the Global Leadership Program at Manchester Business School (UK).