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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
DDI:+44 (0)1254 205146
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.
Garry Chadwick
Garry Chadwick
MIET
Occupation:Senior Controls & Instrumentation Engineer
E-mail:garry.chadwick@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833010
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary: Garry joined Walmsleys in 2018, although has worked for Walmsleys previously as a sub-contractor. He has a strong Instrumentation & Controls skillset, and his experience has been gained by working on international projects in the Offshore, Process, and Paper Industries. He has excellent control systems design experience, PLC programming and integration skills primarily in RS Logix/Studio, Factory Talk, Siemens S7, Allen-Bradley, WinCC, TIA, Motion Control Systems, AC & DC Drives.
Mobile:+44 (0)7771 620334
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.
Mark Valentine
Mark Valentine
Occupation:Mechanical Design Engineer
E-mail:mark.valentine@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833027
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary: Mark is a time-Served Mechanical Engineer with 30 years’of experience within Mechanical Design using Solidworks with excellent knowledge of GDT principles. He has agGood knowledge of sheet-metal, fabrications, pneumatics, hydraulics and industrial gearbox systems, and is proficient with Solidworks, Inventor & ANSYS FEA.
Dylan O'Neill
Dylan O'Neill
MSc. Chemistry, IMechE
Occupation:Mechanical Design Engineer
E-mail:dylan.oneill@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833015
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary: Dylan has experience in both design and product engineering and has previously worked in has worked in sales, both in the UK and to export markets (Asia). He has significant experience using SolidWorks, and is an excellent problem solver with skills developed further in his previous role as Product Engineer. Dlylan has been sponsored by Walmsleys to study for his B.Eng
Matthew Whitworth
Matthew Whitworth
Occupation:Controls & Instrumentation Engineer
E-mail:matthew.whitworth@walmsleys-uk.com
Phone:+44 (0)1254 830486
DDI:+44 (0)1254 833012
Fax:+44 (0)1254 832181
Summary: Matt is a time served and qualified electrician with extensive knowledge of electrical legislation ,codes and standards of practice. Experienced in installing, maintaining and also testing commercial and industrial environments.Matt joined us from Hydratron, where he was responsible PLC programming and controls integration.
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
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 completed his engineering apprenticeship with Walmsleys (through Alliance Learning and Blackburn College in 2014). Jacks' final aim is to become a qualified Mechanical Engineer, and contribute to the design expertise of the company. Jack has so far gained 8 years of working predominantly with Paper Indusrty projects, although has had some experience with Offshore project design work.

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