Prior to joining Matsuura, Orton worked as a time-served machine-tool fitter and team leader with extensive experience in a production/assembly environment. In his role at Matsuura, Orton will be responsible for supporting both the spindle team and customers with their spindle and tooling requirements.

Parkinson’s engineering career history includes eight years as a machine operator for a carbide and abrasive manufacturer, and two years in mechanical engineering for a pneumatic service and repair centre.

David Spencer, spindle facility manager at Matsuura, says: “Unique to any machine-tool supplier in the UK, our Leicestershire-based spindle facility with its Class 1000 cleanroom provides off-the-shelf service exchange spindles for Matsuura users all over the UK and Europe. The appointment of these experienced engineers to our spindle department is key to maintaining our offer of excellent response times that exceed customer expectations.”