Trio joins Yale technical team

Yale has strengthened its technical design teams with the appointment of three new design engineers.

The appointments extend the existing teams at Willenhall and Cheltenham, which boast over 153 years of combined fenestration experience.

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Ed Phillips is the most recent addition to the technical team. Ed has an academic design background, obtaining a first-class degree from De Montfort University where he studied product design. This is his first role in fenestration hardware design, and he brings ‘new eyes’ and outside thinking to the vastly experienced team.

Speaking about his new role, Ed commented: “I’m proud to be working for one of the world’s most recognisable brands. I’m eager to learn from my experienced and knowledgeable colleagues and hope I can offer a fresh skillset to upcoming projects.”

Jon Lester and Jessica Bell both joined the team earlier this year, bringing a wealth of relevant skills and experience with them. Jon has previously been involved in product design, engineering, and innovation across a wide variety of sectors for over 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.

Discussing the appointments, Paul Atkinson, Managing Director for Yale, comments: “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 are on hand to provide expert advice and solutions on a wide range of bespoke hardware development, from the start of the design, build, and fabrication process, right through the testing phase where they provide insightful advice and support on the most suitable hardware solutions and fabrication techniques.

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