An interview with Phil from The Ashwoods Team…
1) What is your job title?
Mechanical Design Engineer
2) What does it involve?
I work on engineering projects, which means I work with customers to integrate either our standard motors or our bespoke motors into their system.
3) What’s your favourite thing about it?
I am able to see the projects through from start to finish. I get to work on the conceptual design and carry it through to prototypes and then get it ready for production.
4) How long have you worked for Ashwoods?
5) Are you married?
I am engaged – I will be getting married next June.
6) What do you do when not at work?
I regularly practise Taekwondo, which I also teach a couple of times a week.
7) What car do you drive?
A Peugeot 206.
8) If you could go anywhere where would it be?
Somewhere in the far east, like China or Korea. I find the history and culture interesting and I have never been.
9) Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I am half Swedish.
10) Why Ashwoods?
It is an interesting industry and both the role and the company appealed to me quite a lot.
11) Why Exeter?
I went to University here, my fiancée still goes to University here and we both very much like the Southwest in general.
12) What are you working on right now?
Integrating our motors into a drive train that will be used on mobile work platforms – such as a boom lifts or scissor lifts.