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Complete metal treatment services, Wallwork Group improves the performance of engineering components by heat treatment, case hardening, annealing, plasma coating, carburising, vacuum brazing, coating by physical vapour deposition and more.
Lord Street
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
T. +44 (0)161 797 9111
F. +44 (0)161 763 1861

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Surface engineering specialist, Wallwork Heat Treatment, has announced a number of planned senior management changes. In preparation for eventual retirement, Manchester site director Richard Burslem is to step down from the board but will continue to work part time with the company alongside technical director Peter Carpenter. Richard’s role will become the responsibility of production director Ian Griffin.

In other planned moves, Carole Chettoe is to join the Wallwork senior management team as company secretary. Sales and marketing director, Simeon Collins, will become site director for the Tecvac subsidiary in Cambridge. Mike Allen will continue as site director for the company in Birmingham working alongside Tim Pelari.

Commenting on his new role Richard said, “I have worked for Wallwork Heat Treatment for almost 35 years and been a director for 23, during a period of unprecedented growth and development. I now feel that it is right to look for a better work and life balance. I will continue on a part time basis, working with Peter on development projects. I am happy to be able to step back from a front line role and continue to make a contribution to the business so that there is continuity.”

“Richard has made a significant contribution to the business and we are pleased to have made a succession arrangement that retains his skills and experience in the business as we enter out next phase of investment and growth,” added Group chairman Hamish Wallwork.

The Wallwork group provides metal heat treatment and surface coatings to clients in aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, medical and general engineering. The company’s foundry produces heat resistant castings, undertakes world class research with leading universities and manufacturers and even engineers bespoke vacuum equipment for the application of advanced metal coatings.


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Simeon Collins, Sales Director, Tel. +44 (0)161 797 9111 Fax. +44 (0)161 763 1861
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Wallwork Heat Treatment Ltd, Lord Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0RE, UK

Press release issued: February 28, 2013

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