Matsuura apprentice welcome evening
On Monday 30th July, Matsuura Machinery Ltd held a welcome evening for the 4 successful delegate candidates who comprise its next intake of technical apprenticeships. Their families were welcomed to find out more about the company, and colleagues, who will guide their sons through their time at Matsuura.
Long serving members of staff, from each department, spent time to welcome the young recruits, and their families, and to give them a good understanding of the company, products and customers.
Matsuura is experiencing rapid growth and expansion in the UK and it is investing in its people, its facilities and its support infrastructure to match its current and projected UK growth.
Roger Howkins, UK managing director, says: “It is a pleasure to welcome these young engineers into our business and meet their families. They are the future of our company and vital to our wider economy and UK manufacturing community going forward. Each of our successful 2018 intake will receive a full technical apprenticeship and work in every department of our operation over their term, achieving the standard of excellence our customers demand from our highly valued engineering team. These are exciting times for Matsuura and investing in our team of the future is essential.”
Matsuura kicks off 2018 with significant employee investment
Matsuura Machinery Ltd has continued to strengthen its service and sales team with the appointment of five new employees.
Barry Pender, area sales manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland joins Matsuura with a strong background in machine tool solutions and 16 years working for Rolls Royce in a variety of roles including component inspector and CNC machinist.
Barry Pender says: “Throughout my career I’ve always worked with best-in-class companies, so joining the Matsuura team with their commitment to deliver quality products and services is a great opportunity.”
In his new role at Matsuura, Barry Pender will be responsible for accelerating the potential of Matsuura’s product offering and supporting both existing and new customers. Barry Pender will report to Domenic Seminerio, national sales manager at Matsuura.
Joining the service team are Ben Pringle and Leon Boucher, service engineers, further boosting Matsuura’s commitment to providing world class customer service.
Both Ben Pringle and Leon Boucher have many years’ experience in machine tool fitting, service and maintenance and will support customers on a national basis.
With decades of applications experience under his belt, Richard Stretton joins Matsuura as applications engineer, further developing his speciality of 5-axis machining and 4-axis horizontal machining. Richard Stretton has a proven track record in CNC machinery and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Lastly, with 22 years’ experience in business to business marketing, Samantha Brown, marketing communications officer officially joins the marketing team.
Commenting on the new positions, Roger Howkins, managing director says: “The appointment of these roles is key in continuing to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. We have an experienced team in place to deliver a strong performance in 2018. We welcome Barry, Ben, Leon, Richard and Sam to the Matsuura team.”