Crabtree new appointments and internal progression

We are delighted to announce that we’ve expanded our team at Crabtree. We have new team members joining us in technical, service and marketing departments.

These new appointments will help support our continued focus on product innovation and growth in component supplies, machine manufacture and engineered solutions.

David Wilson has joined our technical team as a Mechanical Design Engineer. David successfully completed a 1st class MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering before joining Crabtree. Part of the role will be to produce mechanical engineering specifications and designs.

Matt Gibbard has been appointed as an Electrical Engineer following achieving a BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering. Matt will be working on electrical engineering designs for existing products and new innovative developments.

Nicola Armstrong has joined us as Marketing Co-ordinator. Nicola will be responsible for all marketing activity, including digital campaigns, social media, website content, building the brand through industry advertising in line with the marketing strategy. Nicola has worked in marketing and sales for the last 20 years within the IT and technology sector and is very much looking forward bringing this experience to Crabtree

In addition to these appointments, as part of our commitment to developing our team, we have two team members who are climbing the career ladder with Crabtree progressing in to new roles.

Chris Gibbon has worked at Crabtree for two spells, originally working from 2008 – 2013 and again re-joining us 2016. Chris has worked on various assembly builds as an assembly fitter with the majority of his experience is working on the sub build sections within Crabtree.

Chris’s positive attitude coupled with his knowledge made him the ideal candidate to successfully take on the assistant leader role in the assembly department within Crabtree. Chris demonstrates flexibly and team work support colleagues in all departments. Chris is looking forward to enjoying a long and successful future at Crabtree of Gateshead.

Josh Fannon has now joined the service team within Crabtree as a service engineer. Josh joined Crabtree back in September 2009 as an apprentice in Mechanical and Electrical Engineer. Josh is an excellent example of an apprentice success story, joining the technical department in 2013 and gaining experience in electrical design of both existing and new machinery. Josh was a key player in the design of the new Lenze electrical system.

During his time in Technical Josh spent a lot of time working for Service and we are delighted that Josh has now joined the service team.

In order to further enhance the quality of our products we have also appointed Frank Ward and Steve Nicholson as team leaders in our assembly function. Both individuals have extensive engineering experience and product knowledge and are now utilising this in directly overseeing on-going machine build projects within our factory.

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