An engineering firm has made a new appointment as it looks to grow.

McMenon Engineering Services has appointed Gary Martin as divisional head, services and capabilities at its Workington manufacturing site.

Gary has nearly 35 years experience in the engineering sector, with the past 20 of those in training.

He also has a good understanding of the nuclear sector.

A manufacturer and supplier of flow and temperature measurement instrumentation, McMenon employs 60 people in Workington and has a history stretching back 70 years.

McMenon was recently shortlisted in two categories at the 2019 in-Cumbria Business Awards.

The company has been nominated in the Best Manufacturing category, while McMenon CEO, Anand Puthran, has been shortlisted for the Businessperson of the Year accolade.

The winners will be announced in November.

The company said it had ambitions to grow the number of products and services it provides and to grow its international sales.

Shiby Bernard, chief operations officer at McMenon, said: “The addition of Gary strengthens the management team at McMenon as we look to broaden our market offering, increase awareness of our products to global markets and support our clients with additional services.

"Gary’s appointment forms a key part of the development strategy at McMenon.”

A mechanical engineer before moving into training and management, Gary will have a broad role at McMenon that includes overseeing the development of a service centre for existing products, developing a compliance and training arm of the business and promoting the McMenon manufacturing expertise to new markets.

Gary said: “I will be looking to use my experience to help McMenon grow into other product areas and market sectors.

“In addition, McMenon is looking to develop a services division to support client operations, such as calibrating products, and a training and compliance business.

“It’s a huge challenge to deliver across these three areas but it’s an exciting one.”

McMenon specialises in differential pressure flow meters, orifice plates, averaging pitot tubes, wedge meters, nozzles, Venturi meters (topside and subsea) and variable area flow meters. It also has a contract manufacturing division.

The company’s markets include the oil and gas, nuclear, automotive, aerospace, industrial, and pharmaceutical sectors.

The business exports its products to more than 50 countries.