Chris Davis

Fifteen years of P&L responsibility as CEO / Chairman on several boards. Multisite business with hundreds of employees (UK main board for Trelleborg Automotive a £1Bn+ global business). I have extensive experience in management of complex projects and business operations with high technical content in primarily Automotive, also Aerospace & Rail. I have managed the closure of a unionised business I ran as MD with hundreds of employees and led an MBO of a manufacturing business which we relocated in 2014. Demonstrable history of challenging the status quo, success via teamwork, achievements in innovation for product, process and finance. Confident and competent as a presenter and a negotiator, presented internationally on the subject of innovation and creativity - a particular passion. Various management “head of” roles in the early years including engineering/purchase/ sales account / continuous improvement/quality.
Day Two - 13:10-13:50
KEYNOTE: Ahead of The Curve

  • Technology is moving at an incredible pace. It is more important than ever to understand innovation. The aim of this keynote is to give insight into how to be more innovative. We will consider some of the barriers to creativity and how we can overcome them. Also some use of diagnostics and finally tools designed to aid the creative process. It will be shown that creativity positivity are learnable skills
Dunlop Systems and Components was founded in 2007, following a management buyout of the Coventry-based vehicle suspensions division of previous owners Trelleborg AB. In the spring of 2014, the company moved to a new, purpose-built facility at Prologis Park in Coventry. This move ended a 95-year history at a nearby site in Holbrook Lane, Coventry.

From humble beginnings as the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company in 1890, we’ve evolved into an industry-leading company with an innovative edge. Through successful partnerships with a number of iconic companies over the years, like the British Motor Corporation and Moulton Developments, we’ve set the bar for quality products and outstanding services. Our company-wide emphasis has always been on sustainable growth made possible by excellent workmanship and expertise. We continue to set the bar for reliability and innovation.