Axiom Product Development has appointed three new staff to expand the skills and broaden the capabilities of the Chichester-based specialist machining and tooling business. The new staff come after an extremely successful six months for the business, with double-digit growth, expansion into new markets and a doubling of new customers.
Martin Gilbert has been appointed to the new position of Production Supervisor which has been created in response to the increased workload of the business. Martin is responsible for the specialist machines and team of skilled machinists and finishing experts. Martin is a highly experienced engineer with over 25 years’ experience in mould making, CNC machining and programming, tool making, jigs and fixtures and CAD design.
Daryl Bennett has been appointed Technical Engineer, another new position created in response to the increased orders and new customers. Daryl has specialist skills in machining and comes with over 7 years’ experience in precision engineering - in particular, with Formula 1 clients. Daryl will be playing a key role in production and his skills will improve the efficiency of the Axiom business, as well as reducing the materials wastage.
Andy Hitchcock is a qualified engineer and mechanic with over 10 years’ experience in the automotive and engineering sectors. Andy has been appointed to the role of Finishing Engineer, another new position created in response to the increase in specialist business for the company. Andy is responsible for the hand-finishing of the tooling parts and complex assembly fixtures.
Commenting on the new appointments, Alan Rendle-Eames, Managing Director said, “We’ve had an extremely busy six months when we’ve significantly grown the business both with existing customers and new clients. I’m delighted to announce these new staff appointments which will enable us to improve our efficiencies, broaden our skills and maximise the output and capabilities of our business. The new additions to the team are all highly experienced and bring first class skills and capabilities to the team. This is a very exciting time for Axiom, with further investment in machinery, skills and people coming in 2019.“