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Thyson Technology appoints managing director

February 10, 2015

Mike Braddock appointed managing director at Thyson Technology small

Ellesmere Port-based engineering firm, Thyson Technology, has appointed Mike Braddock as its new managing director.

Braddock is former finance director at Doncasters Group, a manufacturer of precision components for the aerospace and industrial gas turbines.

He’s taken the helm in the same year that Thyson has broken the £10 million turnover barrier, and have grown the business its workforce by over 25 per cent to just under 100 employees.

Braddock is a key strategic hire among a raft of new appointments for the business, including three additions to its analytical drawing and manpower divisions, as well as four new workshop apprentices.

The business, which designs and builds integrated sampling and analyser systems, has recently completed a string of successful projects for National Grid, Scottish Power and Siemens Automation.

Dave Barrowclough, chief executive at Thyson Technology, said: “This is an exciting time for Thyson as we continue to strengthen our team with talented individuals like Mike. We’re now very close to reaching the 100-employee mark and expanding our capacity will allow us to meet growing demand for our specialist services both in the UK and around the world.

“We have also recently invested over £50,000 in state-of-the-art 3D computer-aided design (CAD) capabilities, bringing a suite of modelling software in-house, as well as an associated training programme. This means we’re now able to quickly design and draw bespoke systems right here on site, cutting down on lead times and costs for our customers.”

The systems built by the team at Thyson allow customers across a range of industries to measure key parameters of their processes by automatically delivering samples of the process material into advanced analysis tools.

Such equipment plays a critical role in many industrial applications around the world, from measuring the exact amount of energy in a given unit of natural gas to assessing the level of impurities in a batch of crude oil, allowing companies to sell commodities for the right price.