, which develops software that is ‘the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimisation, analysis, and additive manufacturing’ started 2022 with some staff promotions that saw Gavin Powell become managing director, Gavin Bridger the company’s technical support manager and Scott Ravenscroft its UK sales manager.
Mr Powell (pictured), who has taken over from Tony Shrewsbury, said: “Everyone at CGTech is pleased to wish Tony a long and happy retirement after around five years at the helm. He leaves the company in a strong position, and I can say it has been a pleasure for me to have worked with him over my years at CGTech.” Mr Powell will have been with CGTech for 21 years this year and has a wealth of experience garnered over the past 13 years in charge of the technical team; he also undertook a ‘caretaking’ sales roles as needed.
As technical support manager, Mr Bridger will be looking after the current team of nine technical support engineers, as well as one apprentice. Mr Powell said: “I know the technical team will be in good hands, Gavin Bridger has more than 15 years’ service and is well known by most customers, resellers and partners.
Along with the promotion of Scott Ravenscroft to UK sales manager these are positive changes that are good for customers and the business as a whole.”
CGTech’s plans for further growth within the UK customer base, as well as the overseas markets supported by the team, is underpinned by its current search to recruit a sales engineer for the Swedish market — and the imminent appointment of another technical support engineer.
Mr Powell added: “The company is in a great position with plans for growth in terms of more customers and investment in the team to support this. Future product development plans will open the door to further optimisation processes and the move to hardware graphics has been phenomenal for our Vericut CNC simulation software, bringing speed improvements with further enhancements to come. Key for many businesses are the Reporting tools which are now far better than they have ever been, meeting the needs of the connected digital world.
“My overall message is it is business as usual and it is great to announce that, following the purchase of the business by Sandvik Coromant a year ago, CGTech has promoted knowledgeable and experienced staff members from within to these key positions.”