Tharsus’ Technical Director Dave Swan has been shortlisted in the Design Engineer Category for the 2012 British Engineering Excellence Awards.
The winners of this year’s awards will be revealed on Thursday 25 October in London, when 250 people from the UK’s engineering community will gather to recognise the achievements of all shortlisted organisations and individuals.
Dave leads a multi-disciplinary design team at Tharsus and works closely with the manufacturing team to adopt a modern, progressive approach to product development with a view to effective, efficient and highly flexible manufacturing.
Over the last three years, the British Engineering Excellence Awards have highlighted the good work being done across the country. The winning companies demonstrate that it is possible to compete in all kinds of market, as well as on the global stage, and the awards are clear evidence that engineering design is alive and well in the UK.
Whilst concerns recently highlighted in the media suggest that designers and engineers have become too remote from the manufacturing environment, Dave and his team aim to take an intelligent approach to both product and production process.
Commenting on the announcement, Tharsus CEO Brian Palmer said, “Dave’s application and integration of technology knows no boundaries, and whilst he is highly skilled at transferring expertise and experience gained in one project to another, he is always prepared to explore new potential solutions which often entail steep learning curves and a tenacious approach to research.”
“We took a conscious decision to retain and invest in our design capability during the economic downturn and it’s clearly paid dividends. The solutions Dave and his team deliver make economic sense for Tharsus’ customers because he combines a creative approach to design and development with the genuine understanding of commercial and business models required to respond to customers’ high level objectives.”
Dave sits at the heart of Tharsus’ new and unique ‘Contract Manufacturing Plus’ offer that vertically integrates assembly capabilities with engineering and development, material conversion services and supply chain management through a genuinely unique, end-to-end design and manufacturing service. And he has been instrumental in securing a number of major long-term contracts.
All of us at Tharsus wish Dave the best of luck and are delighted he has been recognised for his outstanding design abilities. Well done!