Per Astra

Due Diligence - Restructuring - Environmental Compliance

Dennis Farragher


"Leave it with me - I’ll see what I can do…"

Sectors of expertise
  • Chemicals
  • Manufacturing
  • Power & Utilities

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Operations & Supply Chain

Core Roles: Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Major Capital Projects, Asset Review, ERP & System reviews
Currently: Per Astra Management Group
WIS Internet Consultancy (Owner)
Previously: Global Director Sales & Operations Planning (Huntsman Advanced Materials)
Global Director Manufacturing (Vantico)
US Manufacturing Director (CIBA)
Delivery: Dennis is a skilled Chemical Engineer and experienced manufacturing professional with strong leadership skills gained from many years operating in senior roles in the Chemical Industry. Calm and thorough in application, linked with a strong technical grounding in ERP systems, has resulted in Dennis being able to lead several complex SAP implementation projects without causing disruption to the operation of the supply chain nor any disturbance to customer.

Appointed by Huntsman to the Supply Chain Leadership Team after the acquisition of Vantico:
  • Global Operations Executive with Fortune 500 Company.  Restructured sales and operational planning function within the Supply Chain of a $1.4bn  division of Huntsman.   
  • Solid background in Specialty Chemical Operations and Development with a proven track record of promotion to positions of increased responsibility 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple sites and multiple organizations on a global basis
  • Completed an initial SAP project with 4 sites in the U. S. and upgraded an SAP system for 15 sites on a global basis on time and within budget
  • Successfully led plants during times of high growth as well as downsizing
  • Increased production by 50% during a time of administrative staff reduction of 40%
  • Solid record of safety improvements with OSHA recordable rates lowered from 20 to below an industry average of 1.9 with periods of 8 years and 2 million hours without a lost time accident 
  • Proven record of environmental responsibility including an award from the City of Los Angeles for outstanding Industrial Wastewater Treatment practices
  • Implemented  Total Quality Management Programs resulting in ISO 9001, QS-9000  and AS 9100 certifications 
Good mix of entrepreneurial zeal and blue chip rigour resulted in Dennis establishing a successful internet consultancy improving company visibility on the net.

"Per aspera ad Astra" - Seneca; ca. 4 BC - AD 65