Andrew Munt has been announced as the Boxer program director after WFEL’s recent announcement of its significant involvement in the production of the Boxer mechanised infantry vehicle for the British Army.
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Munt will take responsibility for WFEL’s new Boxer facility construction and full equipment commissioning while ensuring that the required technology transfer from WFEL’s parent company, KMW, is delivered on time to ensure successful delivery of WFEL’s program milestones.
His previous experience spans extensive senior level engineering development and production roles worldwide, working on the successful delivery of projects for both the Defence and Automotive sectors within companies including GKN and BAE Systems.
Munt was also considerably involved several years ago in the UK MoD’s original Multi Role Armoured Vehicle program – which subsequently became Boxer MIV – and therefore is perfectly placed to head up this project.
Commenting on his new appointment, Munt said, “I am delighted to be joining WFEL at such an exciting time for the business. The prospect of building Boxer for the British Army is going to be rewarding for the whole WFEL team.
“It is pleasing to be able bring to WFEL my previous armoured vehicle experience and to contribute to the on-time, on-cost and on-quality delivery of Boxer. It will be wonderful to see members of the British Army using this superb vehicle in their training and operational deployments around the world.”
Munt is a Chartered Engineer, holds a degree in metallurgy and is a fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
WFEL managing director Ian Anderton said, "I am thrilled that Andrew has decided to join the WFEL team. His previous involvement with the MoD’s initial Boxer prototypes, coupled with experience of working on other armoured vehicle projects, will be invaluable."
Following the appointment of Munt, WFEL continues its extensive recruitment campaign for a large number of roles that are being created as a direct result of the Boxer vehicle delivery program for the UK MoD.
The first of 211 Rheinmetall Defence Boxer 8x8 armoured vehicles being acquired for the Australian Army at a cost of $5.2 billion was formally handed over to Defence Minister Linda Reynolds on 24 September.