Leaders of Yale have appointed three design engineers. The new appointees have joined existing teams at Yale’s Willenhall and Cheltenham sites. Combined, those teams have more than 153 years of fenestration experience.
Ed Phillips is the most recent addition to the technical team. He has an academic design background and obtained a first-class degree from De Montfort University, Leicester, where he studied product design. This is his first role in fenestration hardware design.
“I’m proud to be working for one of the world’s most recognisable brands,” said Ed, ” and I’m eager to learn from my experienced and knowledgeable colleagues. I hope I can offer a fresh skillset to upcoming projects.”
Jon Lester and Jessica Bell joined the team earlier this year, bringing relevant skills and experience to their roles. Jon has been involved in product design, engineering and innovation across a variety of sectors for more than 20 years. Jessica’s prior role was as a product design manager for an electronics company, designing smart home products, domestic electrical power solutions and commercial LED lighting.
Paul Atkinson, Yale’s managing director, said: “Our technical teams at both Cheltenham and Willenhall are second-to-none. Adding fresh thinking from other design-led industries gives us further innovative and creative ideas, helping us to maintain the highest standards, both for quality and certification, upholding our market leading status.”
Yale’s technical teams aim to provide expert advice and solutions on a range of bespoke hardware development, from the start of the design, build and fabrication process right through the testing phase. The team is additionally tasked with offering insightful advice and support about suitable hardware solutions and fabrication techniques.
For further information about Yale Door and Window Solutions and the full range of products on offer, visit the hardware business’ website.. Read more about the Yale team’s bi-fold hardware collaboration with Korniche, here.