Due to the continued expansion of the VERICUT user base for both CNC machine simulation, verification and optimisation, and growing use of the VERICUT Composites Applications Suite for advanced non-metallic materials, CGTech recently announced it is expanding and restructuring its UK operation.
From May 2018, the company will segregate the UK into three distinct areas, with a dedicated sales engineer supporting existing and potential customers within each. The South and West of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire remains under Scott Ravenscroft, while two new Sales Engineers will cover the rest of the country. Ian Llewellyn will be based in the Midlands and Tim Mitchell will cover North of England and Scotland.
Managing Director, Tony Shrewsbury, says: “The appointment of these two new Sales Engineering is testament to the positive growth plans of CGTech in the UK, and their engineering experience and close contacts within in the various industry sectors will benefit the business. Further appointments will be announced soon about the expansion of our technical support team to bolster this key service.”
With a background that initially started in production engineering and manufacturing with Renishaw, Tim Mitchell has extensive sales experience gained with the British metrology and innovation leader, as well as machine tool sales with DMG-Mori and measurement and inspection equipment with Nikon Metrology. Having started as a machinist and toolmaker with renowned plastic injection moulding tool specialist Mason Pinder, Ian Llewellyn subsequently cut his CAD/CAM teeth providing technical support and software demonstrations for NC Graphics before moving into sales. When the Machining Strategist business was acquired by Vero Software in 2002 he took on the portfolio of CAD/CAM products offered by the company alongside the Machining Strategist CAM solution.
Both John Reed and Rob Lightfoot will retire from the company just after the MACH 2018 exhibition, with each having well over 20 years of service with CGTech. “It has been a pleasure and a privilege working with John and Rob,” states Tony Shrewsbury. “Their enthusiasm for the capabilities of VERICUT and passion for UK manufacturing helped establish CGTech’s position as the leading independent CNC verification software. Everyone within the company wish them a long and happy retirement, and I am sure our sentiments are reflected by all who know them.”