Mike Emson - Operations Director

Mike is a senior operations professional with over 27 years’ experience across the management and coordination of multi-site operations in the engineering and manufacturing space. Mike joined British Gypsum in 2005 as Operations Director where he specialises, and is an expert in, the production of Gypsum manufacturing.

Having held Operations Executive positions across the world for the Saint-Gobain brand, in Asia, North America and in the UK, Mike has a wealth of experience in delivering major change management and strategic business programs successfully.

Mike took on the role of Operations Director for British Gypsum in 2019 and he is currently responsible for leading and driving performance, effectiveness and efficiency of the day to day operations of five plasterboard factories and five mines across the UK.

As part of his role, he ensures his operations team embraces WCM processes and harnesses the power of data and digital technology. Mike ensures his team cares passionately about the future of construction and building outcomes, and is continually learning how building materials and technologies can be used to enrich the quality and sustainability of a space.

Working closely with the Technical Department, Mike ensures the highest quality products are produced and ensures they comply with British Gypsum’s exceptional standards. He also collaborates closely with the supply chain function to deliver capacity and capability for our customer needs; working together means better homes, better workplaces and better spaces to rest and play.

Whilst working for Saint-Gobain, Mike’s achievements include being part of the leadership team to develop and gain agreement for installation of a new plasterboard line in Vietnam and leading the technical team in the acquisition of a plasterboard plant in Myanmar.