Alan Cox is the Quality Assurance Manager at W&S Plastics Pty. Ltd. and holds a B.Bus (marketing major) from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Following high school he trained in chemistry at Sydney Technical College which suited his employment with a service oriented laboratory products supplier in NSW. Alan had progressed through several more responsible roles as the company grew and whilst Product Manager accepted an offer to join the Australian operation of a multinational chemical and medical company, Mallinckrodt who recognised his suitability for their planned venture. The initial role was to directly introduce the company’s range of laboratory chemicals into a mature NSW market, dominated by both European and one local manufacturer. It was a challenging and rewarding time through the 80’s and 90’s with Alan’s roles progressing with increasing responsibilities over 20 years, leaving the company to find ‘something different’ after several years as Regional Business Manager, Australia and New Zealand.
More recent roles have been as a Project Manager for a telecommunications contractor to Optus and then at Bestmould Plastics which led him to his employment with W&S. During his period with W&S Alan has moved from product documentation preparation (PPAP), held the position of QC Manager and transitioned from that to his current position. During the latter part of 2016, Alan managed the ISO certification project for the Malaysian W&S facility, which received certification to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 in early 2017.
Outside of work Alan enjoys time with family, including a young grandson, several old friends and assembling a collection of palms and cyacds a little further south of Sydney in preparation for the 2020’s.