Hello to all the new faces at Cedar Bay

Posted: February 13th, 2018

New addition in 2018…

Our newest addition joined us last week!




The Cedar Bay team are very excited to welcome Jay Hopkinson to the Cedar Bay (Europe) Consulting Team. Jay has worked with IFS Applications since 2011 and has been focussed on delivering measurable business benefits to new and existing IFS customers. Although Jay has a very good knowledge of many IFS Components, his focus and business experience is clearly in Supply Chain.


Newest Faces from 2017…


We had a very exciting year in 2017 resulting in a number of new faces joining the Cedar Bay family. These new additions will enhance our management and consultancy team as well as bring a range of skills and expertise to the company. Some of these people have been with us for a while but in case you haven’t met them yet, here’s your chance to find out more about them:




Thusitha has over 12 years’ experience in ERP, including 4 years as a Senior Business Systems Analyst at IFS R&D, working on software design, development, testing and support. A dedicated and accomplished Functional Consultant, his primary role is to provide IFS consulting services and data capture consultancy to Cedar Bay customers. His wealth of knowledge and expertise brings a range of IFS skills into the Cedar Bay family: consulting for data capture solutions, solution design for customer data capture requirements, testing and quality assuring for Cedar Bay core solution and customer versions, as well as functionality training, end user training, workshops and report specifications. Currently working in Supply Chain, manufacturing and engineering on several customer and internal projects, Thusitha’s overall experience working for IFS R&D, the IFS Scandinavia support centre and providing consulting services to IFS customers in the UK, makes him a unique asset to the Cedar Bay consulting team.




Reflecting Cedar Bay’s growth as part of the IFS Reseller Programme and becoming a full IFS partner, Business Development Manager, Jo joined the company in spring 2017, working with new businesses on IFS and account management.  Jo’s 17 years’ experience in IT software sales and account management includes 6 years in ERP system solutions. Cedar Bay’s recent expansion to its business capabilities, including reselling IFS Applications, enables us to carry out more IFS implementations and Jo will be assisting with the extra workload! Contact Jo if you want help with purchasing upgrades and software.




Tim joins us as a new Project Manager, working on the implementation of IFS ERP and data capture solutions. As an IT professional with a wealth of ERP knowledge, his 22 year background working for various companies in project and development management, (in sectors ranging from construction to high-volume food production and distribution), give Tim a unique insight into ERP implementation, assisting clients in streamlining and improving business processes. With long-standing, previous experience as a Senior IT Manager for facilities, service and manufacturing companies, both in the UK and Europe, Tim has a depth of knowledge and an affinity to understand clients’ business requirements, ensuring projects are met within agreed timeframes and on budget. He also has specialist experience and expertise in project consultancy, technical infrastructure and Cloud computing.




Having studied for some time at UCLA in California and then in Brussels, John Fawcett is an accomplished Technical Consultant with an extensive knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL programming and IFS development in both commercial and academic backgrounds. He began his IFS career providing technical and development support to IFS end-users in the areas of Data Migration, Crystal Report writing, Quick Report writing and IFS Extensibility. Joining Cedar Bay this year to specialise in IFS Technical Consultancy, his extensive development knowledge will provide technical skills to customers who are implementing and using IFS Applications.




Graduate Consultant, Mishael is a highly-motivated and diligent new edition to the Cedar Bay team. At Cedar Bay, she’ll be building on and enhancing four years of University experience working with a number of different business challenges and opportunities from heading the business development team at a large non-profit organisation to managing local consultancy projects. Mishael will specialize in IFS software, with a focus on supply chain management, finance and project management.