Phil Morris has been appointed sales director & general manager of Walter Ewag UK, succeeding Neil Whittingham who has retired after 35 years’ service with the organisation.
Aged 55, Mr Morris adds nearly 40 years of engineering experience to the Warwick-based supplier of Walter Helitronic and Ewag tool and insert grinders, erosion and laser machines, as well as the Helicheck range of tool measurement machines.
Beginning as an apprentice toolmaker, over the years Mr Morris’ career has embraced periods as an applications and development engineer in the automotive industry, project engineering for gearbox and transmissions production, then in area sales engineering and as a regional business coordinator for a large cutting tool manufacturer.
A change of direction in 2000 saw him enter teaching of mechanical/manufacturing engineering in further education, where he took on various roles in curriculum and programme management before returning to industry sales and application management, specialising in turning, threading, milling and drilling in addition to toolholding and pre-machining disciplines.
Mr Morris holds a BEng Hons degree in mechanical and manufacturing engineering from Wolverhampton University and is a graduate of the Charted Management Institute.
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