New Sales & Marketing Director for Castle Donington manufacturer

Steve Shickell has been appointed Sales & Marketing Director (UK & Ireland) by LK Metrology, Castle Donington, a manufacturer and exporter of co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

With nearly 30 years’ experience working in the metrology sector, Steve started his career in the manufacturing industry, first with British Aerospace as a tool room machinist, then at BAE Systems, Chester as a metrology engineer and afterwards at Airbus UK, Broughton where he was tool room team leader responsible for delivery and operation of jigs, tools, fixtures and metrology equipment.

Since then, he has worked for many prestigious metrology equipment suppliers delivering high value inspection solutions designed to increase productivity through quality control in the automotive, aerospace, power generation, medical and precision engineering sectors.

The breadth of measuring and reverse engineering knowledge he has gained during that period is vast, covering articulated-arm as well as conventional CMMs, automated 3D laser scanning, white light scanning, inline automotive inspection, laser tracking, laser radar metrology, industrial photogrammetry and satellite navigation systems.

Steve holds a Professional Diploma in Manufacturing from The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Trafford Park. Between October 2013 and March 2016, he was Chairman of Metrology – Measurement Equipment of the Gauge and Tool Makers Association (GTMA).