Jon Hillary, Engineering and Logistics Development Director
Jon has been Engineering and Logistics Development Director since 2008. Logistics Development is the end to end project delivery of Ocado logistics solutions from design through to implementation. The Engineering function includes Construction and Engineering, Buildings Technology, Automation Engineering and Engineering Operations of new sites.
In 2001 Jon started at Ocado as an IT project manager and held various roles in Logistics Development before his appointment to the Management Committee in 2008. Prior to joining Ocado Jon worked in retail Management, Retail Software Project Management and Management Consultancy.
Greg Hutton, Head of Construction and Engineering
Greg is Head of Construction and Engineering and an accredited Chartered Engineer. The department he runs covers the entire lifecycle of all things electrical, mechanical and structural within Ocado, from the design and construction of new buildings and their systems, though the design, development, procurement and installation of all automation equipment to ongoing facility maintenance. Before joining Ocado in 2005, Greg spent 22 years in various technical and management roles within the motor industry.
Kevin Faux, Head of Buildings Technology
Kevin has been with Ocado for over 10 years, joining as site facilities manager at the Hatfield CFC. In 2009 he took the new role of Buildings Technology Manager responsible for the fit out and maintenance of the Hatfield CFC and all Ocado spokes. Kevin led the design and construction of the Dordon CFC ensuring the electrics, sprinklers and refrigeration services were constructed to a level of resiliency required by the business. Kevin was promoted to Head of Construction and Buildings Technology in 2015 and is responsible of the construction, fit-out and maintenance of all of existing and new CFCs and spokes. Before joining Ocado, Kevin held various manufacturing and engineering management positions in large FMCG organisations.
Mark Fryer, Head of Automation Engineering
Mark joined Ocado 12 years ago at the end of a graduate scheme; numerous roles later, including in areas related to sustaining engineering and operations, he is now Head of Automation Engineering. Having successfully grown the automation within the Hatfield CFC and overseen the automation solutions delivered for the world-class Dordon CFC, his team recognised that the materials handling equipment market was limiting Ocado’s innovation and ability to deliver an amazing customer offer. Thus Mark evolved Automation Engineering to develop and prototype proprietary automation and robotics solutions, and partner with manufacturers to supply, install and commission the leading-edge equipment populating the next-generation Ocado CFCs. This process required a doubling of the team every few years as they internalised the technical expertise.
Miguel Xavier, Head of Central Engineering Operations
Miguel is the Head of Engineering Operations and is responsible for establishing and running the engineering operations teams in new warehouses and maintaining standards across all our sites. Before joining Ocado in 2012, Miguel spent 25 years in various senior engineering and general management roles mainly in the manufacturing industry.