Harper brings to the role a vast amount of CNC machine and engineering experience, starting with an apprenticeship as a toolmaker, which led to a career in toolmaking before becoming a setter-operator on CNC grinding machines producing carbide inserts. He then became a programmer of 5/6-axis tool grinders. Harper’s engineering career has also included spells as a tool pre-setter and tooling engineer, as well as a machine maintenance engineer.

His appointment further enhances Walter Ewag UK’s existing service team, which helps to look after a host of customers and machines throughout the UK and Ireland.