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Swagelok fills top spot at Isle of Man facility

17 August 2009

Swagelok Company has appointed David Hester as general manager for Swagelok Ltd, its operation of the Isle of Man. Hester is responsible for daily operations and improvement of the facility.

David Hester, general manager of Swagelok Ltd.
David Hester, general manager of Swagelok Ltd.


The manufacturing operations on the Isle of Man contribute to the company’s piping and regulator product offering for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. From the Isle of Man, Swagelok also serves local niche markets.

Hester joined Swagelok Ltd. as engineering manager in 2006. In the last three years he has helped develop the facility’s current manufacturing model while supporting key customer activity.

Prior to joining Swagelok, Hester held engineering leadership positions at a number of companies, including Mars Electronics, Rolls-Royce Aerospace, and Strix Ltd. He is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).


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