01 Mar Trio of New Appointments at Europe’s Leader

Picture left to right is Richard Howarth, Mark Wilson and Joseph Howarth.

Burnley based Lupton & Place, one of Europe’s leading CNC equipped diecasting foundries, has made three key appointments as it continues to expand and build upon its high value, sustainable business.

Mark Wilson has been appointed as Manufacturing Director, Richard Howarth as Manufacturing Manager and Joseph Howarth as Production Controller.

These three appointments are key to the company’s long term plan and bring an outstanding combination of experience, expertise and energy into the Lancashire firm.

Mark was formerly Managing Director of Manchester based Presbar Diecastings and brings a wealth of experience to his role where he intends to spearhead the firm’s continued progress in automation and manufacturing efficiency.

Richard was formerly a senior manager within a leading East Lancashire engineering firm and his role at Lupton & Place involves implementing the firm’s manufacturing strategy and providing the key liaison between customer and factory, working closely with Mark and the sales team.

Joe’s role is centred on improving the firm’s key manufacturing processes and digitising the systems used in the business. A graduate in Humanities from Newcastle University, Joe brings exceptional project management skills to the business and forms an integral part of the manufacturing team.

Commenting on the new appointments Steve Gill, Managing Director said –

‘We are delighted that Mark, Richard and Joe have joined our business. Their unique blend of experience, skills and energy will have a major impact on the business and help us in our mission of maintaining our position as a world class manufacturing partner. The continued investment in our business helps to secure everyone’s future which is not only good news for ourselves but also for Burnley and the local economy.’

With a reputation for outstanding customer service Lupton & Place, which is still family owned, has been at the forefront of the diecasting industry for well over a century. The company provides castings for use in a diverse range of sectors in Europe and USA, across the complete spectrum of manufacturing industries including automotive, marine, lighting, electronics, filtration and hydraulics.

The firm’s strong production and technical capabilities, coupled with superb service and attention to detail in manufacturing, are seen by many as the key reasons why Lupton & Place continues to lead the industry.

Learn more by visiting the company’s website – www.lupton-place.co.uk

Angela Mason
Angela Mason