Meet Colin Whorton, if you go to the ECMS National Foundry Training Centre your sure to see Colin around.

What were you doing before ECMS?

I worked as pattern shop manager at Thomas Dudley for 4 years, this included a year of managing the New Production Introductions (NPI). I’ve actually been pattern making for 22 years , a career that has seen quite a few changes with technology over the years.


How long have you been working for ECMS?

I’ve been at the ECMS for a year now – and it’s been a fantastic time and a privilege to be part of the countries only Foundry Training Centre.


What’s the most enjoyable part of your role?

It’s difficult to say, it’s a unique position with a lot of great facets to it and working with a superb team.  I love teaching the students, this is a crucial time for the longevity of the foundry industry, so seeing them learn skills that they will hopefully use for their rest of their working life is good to be a part of.


Do you have any hobbies, if so what are they?

I try to devote any free time I have to my 2 young girls, 1 and 2 years old. Hearing them laugh together has to be the best thing in the world.


What’s are 2 things on the top of your bucket list?

I’d love to see the Northern lights and visit Australia – maybe when I’m retired!


How good are the teams tea and coffee making out of 5?

(1 being very poor and 5 being hot drink extraordinaires)

I’d rate Trevor a 4 / 5. Great at coffee but a small area to improve.


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