As part of its aggressive growth strategy, GTMA members Quickgrind has now expanded its team with the appointment of Mark Aspinall who joins the Tewkesbury cutting tool manufacturer as the new technical support manager for the North West.
The new position has been created by Quickgrind to enhance the company’s client support and service network as it continues its growth trajectory in all regions of the UK. Mr Aspinall has more than 30 years’ manufacturing experience, moving from an apprentice toolmaker and CNC machinist through positions with prominent aerospace manufacturers such as BAE Systems and Safran Nacelles.
His career has evolved down the years, taking in positions as a shopfloor machinist and toolmaker to manufacturing engineer as well as leadership roles. For the last three years, Mr Aspinall has put this experience into training apprentices at Training 2000.
Commenting on his recent appointment at Quickgrind, Mr Aspinall said: “I have spent much of my career in technical aerospace roles and also leadership and training positions. The opportunity to join Quickgrind gives me the opportunity to work closely with industry leading innovative aerospace businesses in the North West and Wales as well as manufacturers from all other industry sectors.
“The attraction of working with Quickgrind lies in more than the ground-breaking tooling solutions – the company is rapidly expanding; it is extremely forward thinking and they have huge plans for the future. The opportunity to be part of this future was too good to pass.”
Echoing this sentiment, managing director at Quickgrind, Ross Howell added: “Our aims are to provide technical manufacturing solutions for our clients, and having an aerospace engineer with decades of experience is a huge benefit to our business.
“Furthermore, as an educator of apprentices, Mark’s ability to communicate the technical merits of our ‘Total Solution Engineering’ will benefit both manufacturers and Quickgrind alike.
“Our philosophy is to nurture partnerships based on mutually beneficial goals – we are not here to just sell products. Mark’s appointment will underpin our aims to grow the business in the North West and Wales whilst enhancing our technical support network.
“With our new technical centre in Tewkesbury, all our engineers now have the facility to work even closer with clients to test, trial and develop technical solutions for end users.”