Metcal today announced that it has appointed Neil Edwards as the Regional Sales Manager for the UK, including Ireland and Eastern Europe, for Metcal. Edwards will report to Rick Nuttall, Director of European Sales, OK International Ltd.
An industry veteran, Edwards brings more than 33 years of experience within the electronics industry. His work experience includes working in the fast moving high-reliability, high-performance Formula 1 environment with McLaren Applied Technologies. Initially as a skilled Technician, but in recent years as the Manager of the Electronic Production Department, managing resources on a daily basis to achieve production deadlines and maintain quality as a premium asset of the business.
Edwards also has a wealth of experience producing electronic control systems for the automotive racing industry and more commercially orientated customers in the railways, aerospace and high reliability conscious health care segment. He brings to Metcal a passion for high-quality manufacturing and first-hand experience implementing Metcal’s products into leading-edge assembly processes.
Commenting on the appointment, Metcal’s Rick Nuttall said, “Neil is a seasoned professional with a proven successful track record in the electronics industry. He brings a strong technical background which will be valuable in further developing Metcal’s relationships with our end user customers.”
Since 1982, Metcal has been a recognized worldwide leader in the electronics assembly marketplace. As part of OK International, Metcal’s industry-leading position addressing advanced technology in conduction soldering and rework/repair, has and will continue to broaden to a full electronics bench tool single-source solution. Metcal product lines currently include: hand soldering and desoldering, convection rework products, fume extraction and fluid dispensing tools. For more information, visit www.metcal.com.