Castell appoints new product development director

Castell Safety International Ltd has appointed Paul Marks as its new product development director. Castell has chosen to expand and strengthen the NPD team following a record year to April 2011.

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Paul joins Castell form SMAC Corporation, where he was director and general manager, Europe. He holds a first class degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Surrey.

Commenting on his new position, Paul said: “This is a great opportunity to move Castell towards the next stage in its development. The company invented the trapped key interlock and has a long and established history of innovation in the industry. Castell is the market leader and we intend to build on that position.”

Tim Whelan, Castell’s managing director, was equally pleased: “I am delighted to welcome Paul Marks to our company. He has enjoyed considerable success in his career, both as a developer of innovative engineering products and also a business leader. Paul will be responsible for building on the existing engineering capabilities within Castell to develop new products, and to ensure a disciplined approach to engineering is maintained throughout our worldwide operations. Paul and his dedicated team of engineers will work with our customers and business partners to develop and fortify our rich brand of reliable, innovative products for the machine guarding, switchgear interlocking and logistics safety markets.”

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