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Having the right team with the right skills to deliver the job is crucial. That’s why we’ve assembled some of the very best engineering practitioners and academics to deliver your precision training. Their combination of time-served experience, up-to-the minute knowledge and genuine passion for engineering means you’ll be training with the very best.
MEET THE TEAM
Michael Burton

Michael Burton

Head of Engineering, Construction and IT

As Head of Department, Michael is responsible for ensuring we maintain exceptionally high standards in our training delivery.

He is responsible for the planning and development of all of our courses, ensuring they remain up to the minute and meet the ever-changing needs of industry and business.

Michael has worked in education and training management for more than 12 years. He is also a time-served electrical engineer, with 25 years of experience with British Coal as a high voltage power engineer, responsible for the management of high voltage distribution systems, a.c. motor control and environmental monitoring.

Neil Dorward

Neil Dorward

Deputy Head of Engineering

Neil is a time-served injection mould toolmaker, design engineer and technical project manager within the mould and die industry.

He has more than 10 years of experience as a design engineer using AutoCAD and Unigraphics.

He has also managed a portfolio of tooling manufacture projects in the UK, Europe and Asia, specialising in supplying the medical, specialist packaging and automotive industries.

Duncan Thielman

Duncan Thielman

Deputy Head of Engineering

Duncan is a time-served engineer with over 37 years of experience, who started his career with Vickers Armstrong as an advanced machining apprentice.

He has expertise in the operation of a range of major machine tools, including lathes, milling machines, horizontal and vertical boring machines and a variety of CNC tools.

He also has extensive hands-on experience of production scheduling, production engineering, planning and programming and facilities and site management.

John Brannan

John Brannan

Teacher in Mechanical Engineering

John has more than 10 years of industrial experience working as a precision engineer, making bespoke and batch work components.

He’s an expert in the use of precision engineering equipment, from conventional machines to CNC mills and lathes.

His work-based experience includes the design and manufacture of jigs used to test Nissan’s braking systems as well as manufacturing pins and buckets for Miller UK.

Mel Catalanotto

Mel Catalanotto

Teacher in Mechanical Engineering

Mel’s experience spans over 30 years in mechanical engineering. Having begun his career as a General Motors apprentice, he then moved into heavy engineering and manufacturing.

Since then, he has worked for BE Aerospace and Martin Bakers as a quality engineer for ejector seats. He has also worked alongside the European Space Agency (ESA).

His experience includes Formula One, Optical and Instrumentation manufacture, as well as running his own business in the design and manufacture of prototype parts and assemblies.

Gary Eiles

Gary Eiles

Teacher in Mechanical Engineering

Gary is a highly experienced toolmaker, with more than 15 years of practice in manufacturing bespoke machinery and plastic injection mould tools.

His skills include the use of a range of technologies including CNC machining and CNC wire/spark erosion.

He also has 10 years of experience as a manufacturing and design engineer, with skills in designing using 3D CAD packages and offline machine programming using CAM software.

Rob Pease

Rob Pease

Teacher in Engineering

Rob is a graduate engineer with 23 years of industrial experience gained in manufacturing engineering and project and operations management roles.

He has extensive experience of Kaizen and lean proficiency principles and is a certified Six Sigma black belt.

His expertise includes new product design and introduction, operations management and process improvement across a wide range of manufacturing environments including automotive, FMCG and traditional engineering sectors.

Andy Warin

Andy Warin

Teacher in Electrical Engineering

Andy has vast experience in electrical maintenance and installation including installation, maintenance and fault finding on lighting circuits, three phase motors, heaters, alarm systems and instruments including pressure transmitters, pressure sensors and transducers.

He holds an HNC in electrical engineering and is qualified in 17th edition regulations, COMPEX and PAT testing.

His industrial experience includes roles at Seal Sands petrochemical plant in Hartlepool and the Ensus Plant, Middlesbrough. He has also worked for Caterpillar, building and inspecting articulated trucks.

Richard Waterston

Richard Waterston

Teacher in Mechanical Engineering

Richard has a wealth of experience gained working in a large engineering company where he mastered his skills in welding and fabrication.

He is an expert in welding processes as well as a highly competent plate worker and has been coded in MMA, MIG and TIG.

He’s also experienced in fabrication environments and an expert trainer on CNC press brake and CNC plasma cutting.

CUTTING EDGE FACILITIES
We’re constantly renewing and updating our training equipment in line with the latest developments in engineering. We’ll train you on the latest industry-standard machinery, so you get the best possible experience and can hit the ground running.

Let's do this

Engineering at TyneMet
Tyne Metropolitan College, Battle Hill Drive,
Wallsend, NE28 9NL

Tel: (0191) 229 5230
Email: Neil.Dorward@tynemet.ac.uk

12 + 12 =

Let's do this

Engineering at TyneMet
Tyne Metropolitan College, Battle Hill Drive,
Wallsend, NE28 9NL

Tel: (0191) 229 5230
Email: Neil.Dorward@tynemet.ac.uk

8 + 12 =

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