WLN – What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
Being able to use the skills and knowledge that I have acquired over my career in a role that means every day is different, and learning something new each day.
WLN – Who’s inspired you most in your career?
My Father, he was an engineer and always encouraged me to be a practical thinker.
WLN – If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?
A fork truck that can do every task, the Swiss army knife of fork trucks.
WLN – If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?
I would appreciate the more formal side of my education, I did GCSE Maths in 2008, as everyone else in the family was studying.
WLN – What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?
Breaking my leg while repairing an electric pallet truck when I was an engineer, it was embarrassing because I drove the truck into myself!
I did manage to fix the truck before I went off to hospital though. This incident also taught me to exercise utmost care when dealing with forklifts!
WLN – Who or what makes you laugh?
Currently Peter Kay in Car Share, it’s hilarious.
WLN – Do you have any hidden talents?
I can make almost any meal with an egg, I am a dab hand at scrambled, and my omelettes just get better every time.
WLN – Who would be your favourite party guest?
Would have to be Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Just to talk to him about his engineering projects and his thought processes during the planning and building of things like Box Tunnel and the Clifton Suspension Bridge would be fascinating.
WLN – What is the greatest luxury in your life?
Time, it is something that there never seems to be enough of.
WLN – What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
WLN – Do you have any secret ambitions?
I would love to umpire any cricket match at the MCC Cricket Ground, Lords, the home of cricket.
WLN – What’s your dream holiday destination?
São Martinho do Porto, Portugal, been there many times and can’t get enough of it.
WLN – What are your three favourite movies of all time?
In no particular order, Live and let Die, Enchanted and Bullitt.
WLN – What is your favourite book of all time?
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Only book I ever remember reading as a child, to be honest. I wasn’t a big reader in my younger days.
WLN – What’s your favourite pastime?
Cricket, used to play but now umpire in the West of England Premier League.
WLN – If you won the Lottery, what would you do?
Donate to my favourite Charity (Springboard Opportunity Group, Chippenham, which provides a high quality care and learning environment for young children with additional needs and their families) Support my family and friends, pay off the mortgage and buy a nice watch.
WLN – What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into the industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?
It’s a Marathon not a sprint. Embrace change, if you don’t you will never be current.
I.D. Systems, headquartered in the U.S., has subsidiaries in Germany and Milton Keynes, UK and is the leading supplier of smart OEM independent forklift fleet management systems. Products such as didBOX and PowerFleet® offer solutions which range from a simple driver access control product through to a multifunctional wireless based system infrastructure. These enable the monitoring and analysis of fleet performance for safer, more efficient and productive operations.
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