We’re celebrating the achievement of Arthur and Paul's selection in The Manufacturer Top 100 role models in 2018.
We’re celebrating the achievement of Arthur Watts and Paul Fox being selected for The Manufacturer Top 100 role models in 2018.
Here's their summaries in the commemorative report.
Arthur Watts, EDM Manager
Arthur Watts is a wire erosion specialist with the ability to wire almost any metal component. Arthur became the "A” in A&M when the company started in 2002, programming the company’s 19 wire eroders to perform multiple jobs. Arthur has used EDM technology to its fullest capabilities to drive A&M’s growth into aero, auto and F1 engineering.
Arthur’s expertise has been honed by working on thousands of jobs, manufacturing precision aero components, mould tools, press tool extensions and jigs and fixtures. His proudest achievement is being a father to two teenagers.
Paul Fox, Production & Design Engineer A&M EDM
Paul began as an apprentice for a large engineering group, becoming Apprentice of the Year. He moved into plastic tool making and manufacturing electrodes for spark erosion, adding CNC milling and grinding to his skills.Paul joined A&M EDM in 2004 as the fifth employee; the company has grown to 70 staff. Paul’s expertise enabled A&M to diversify into CNC precision machining.
Paul manages multiple complex projects at any one time, with most of his work manufacturing bespoke components finding a unique solution each time. Paul also acts as a mentor passing on engineering knowledge to apprentices.
A COMMUNITY OF 500 INSPIRATIONAL FIGURES IN MANUFACTURING
The Manufacturer Top 100 salutes the most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing, offering role models for a vibrant future to those who once thought manufacturing in the UK is a thing of the past.
Now in its fifth year, The Top 100 project publicly recognises the heroes of UK manufacturing, those who stand out for their contribution to changing the face of industry; finding new markets; making a marked investment in people, processes and customers, or for making an impact disproportionate to their years.
Once again, we are scouring the length and breadth of the nation to find 100 of the greatest people working in manufacturing; 100 unique and uplifting stories of struggle, grit, determination, and success against all the odds, personal tales of individuals helping to change popular perceptions of careers in manufacturing and draw young people into sector.
This year The Top 100 community will grow to 500 members, and to celebrate we are hosting The Manufacturer Top 100 Hall of Fame in the large atrium of Exhibition Centre, Liverpool as part of Digital Manufacturing Week from 13 – 16 November.