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Mark Porter
Mark Porter
BSc. (Hons)
Occupation:Director of Engineering
E-mail:mark.porter@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833016
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:Mark was in charge of product development for Sandusky Walmsley. He designed and engineered the highly successful SigmaFlo CP dilution-control headbox, as well as developing a new shoe press and low maintenance suction roll design. Mark brings to Walmsleys his knowledge of these and many other products, combined with his expertise in high-level engineering analysis. Mark was appointed Engineering Manager in January 2013.
Mobile:+44 (0)7894 755418
David Fern
David Fern
B. Eng (Hons.)
Occupation:Engineering Manager
E-mail:david.fern@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833017
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:David previously worked at Beloit and Sandusky Walmsley, and was responsible for drives, product analysis, and product development before moving on to Diamond Light Source designing and analysing equipment for the UK’s 560m circumference electron accelerator. He is now back with Walmsleys, bringing his Paper Industry and other industrial experience and expertise in high-level engineering analysis and product design. David was appointed Principal Engineer & Business Development Manager in January 2013.
Mobile:+44 (0)7725 231001
John Obersby
John Obersby
Occupation:Chief Engineer
E-mail:john.obersby@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833015
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:John was formerly the Lead Engineer for forming sections for Beloit Walmsley. He has engineered and started up many such installations around the world. In recent years, John has also engineered press and dryer sections for successful projects in America and Europe.
Mobile:+44 (0)7894 755419
Carl Adams-Fielding
Carl Adams-Fielding
B. Eng (Hons.)
Occupation:Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
E-mail:carl.adams-fielding@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:Carl's has gained his engineering experience in the Automomobile, Paper and Nuclear Industry (Naval and Civil), from engineering concepts through to manufacture and installation. Carl is proficient with various 2D and 3D CAD systems, Simulation software, FEA and working to rigorous standards and procedures.
Derek Norton:
Derek Norton:
B. Eng (Hons.)
Occupation:Controls & Instrumentation Engineer
E-mail:derek.norton@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:Derek has a strong Instrumentation & Controls skillset. His experience has been gained by working on international projects in the Offshore, Process, and Paper Industries. He brings electrical design experience, excellent PLC programming and integration skills primarily in RS Logix/Studio, Factory Talk, Siemens S7, Allen-Bradley, WinCC, TIA, Motion Control Systems, AC & DC Drives, AutoCAD and SolidWorks Electrical.
Mobile:+44 (0)7771 620344
Martin Gray
Martin Gray
Occupation:Mechanical Design Engineer
E-mail:martin.gray@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833012
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:Martin was fomerly a senior designer on forming and press sections with the Beloit Corporation. As with all our engineering staff, he has considerable experience of these products from the drawing board to the paper mill. Martin’s expertise in press configurations is recognised by Tissue manufacturers across the business.
Mobile:+44 (0)7894 755415
Aaron Boyce
Aaron Boyce
B. Eng (Hons.)
Occupation:Mechanical Design Engineer
E-mail:aaron.boyce@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833003
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:Aaron joined Walmsleys in 2015, previously working for a manufacturer of large diesel engines used in the construction industry. Since graduating in 2008, Aaaron has also gained experience in the drilling industry, railway industry and has experience of designing equipment to be used by the military. Aaron has shown great potential, and to date has been involved with several Offshore Engineering and Paper Industry projects.
Alan Sharrocks
Alan Sharrocks
Occupation:Mechanical Design Engineer
E-mail:alan.sharrocks@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:Alan is a key member of our Engineering Team who is responsible for the preparation of many of our proposals, and also production engineering drawings. He has wealth of experience, over 30 years in fact, within the industry, having worked the majority of this time with Beloit Walmsley.
Mike Houldsworth
Mike Houldsworth
Occupation:Mechanical Design Engineer
E-mail:mike.houldsworth@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:Mike has extensive experience gained in the Design and Development of paper machine equipment, formerly with Beloit Walmsleys and Metso. He also has engineered various equipment for the food industry, namely ‘radio frequency dryers’, ‘air flotation dryers’, ‘heat recovery systems’, and screening equipment for the water treatment industry. Mike is proficient with AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor and Dassault SolidWorks.
Stuart Hinds
Stuart Hinds
Occupation:Mechanical Design Engineer
E-mail:stuart.hinds@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:Stuart began his Paper Machine Design career with Holder Consultants, and later became a Divisional Engineer with Simon-Holder. More recently with Sandusky Walmsley as a Design Engineer, and in 2010 rejoined Walmsleys, bringing his many years of mechanical design experience.
Steve Hunnisett
Steve Hunnisett
Occupation:Mechanical Designer
E-mail:steven.hunnisett@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833012
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:Steven has thirteen years as a mechanical designer within the Engineering team, previously serving his apprenticeship and gaining paper industry experience. Steven has both 2D and 3D CAD skills predominantly used in the design of Paper Making Machinery
Mobile:+44 (0)7964 414776
Andrew Whalley:
Andrew Whalley
B. Eng (Hons.)
Occupation:Controls & Instrumentation Engineer
E-mail:andrew.whalley@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary: Andrew's core skills are in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer controlled systems. His experience has been gained working in the field as an on-site technician and electrical engineer, prediminantly within the Quarrying (Material handling), water and wastewater industries.
Jack Baker
Jack Baker
Occupation:Mechanical Designer
E-mail:jack.baker@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833015
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary:Jack has recently completed his engineering apprenticeship with Walmsleys (through Alliance Learning and Blackburn College). Jacks' final aim is to become a qualified Mechanical Engineer, and contribute to the design expertise of the company. Jack has chosen to extend his studies, and is now working towards his Higher National Diploma in Engineering.

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