Former professional cricketer and recruitment consultant, White, who spent 12 years plying his trade on the field for Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lancashire and Cheshire, joins 3D-printing expert SYS Systems, a Stratasys UK platinum partner.

Evans, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the tooling and manufacturing industry, has been recruited by Zoller UK, a specialist in offline tool pre-setting and inspection technology.

Carfulan Group managing director Chris Fulton says: “Our engineers are in higher demand than ever before, so we are delighted to welcome Wayne and Dave to the team. We hope they’ll enjoy long and rewarding careers here as we continue our mission of helping UK manufacturers to work more efficiently.”

White, 33, who spent a year studying politics and has a university qualification in business, management, marketing and related support services, says: “I’ve known about the Carfulan Group for a while and hold the company in high esteem. The opportunity arose, I went for it and luckily for me I got the job. The guys have done really well here over the last few years so I’m looking forward to learning from them, but most of all I can’t wait to get out and meet people.”

Evans, 42, started his career as a CNC operator with Sigma Precision Components in Hinckley, working his way through the ranks to become a cell supervisor and, finally, NPI (New Product Introduction) manager. Around four years ago he achieved an ambition to move into sales with Nuneaton-based Cogsdill.

“I was very happy at Cogsdill but when the opportunity came up with Zoller, which is such a well-known brand, it was one not to pass up,” he says. “It’s a bit of a change going into capital sales, but I imagine there’ll be some crossover with my previous customer base, many of whom use Zoller machines. I’m hoping my experience to date will stand me in good stead.”