Nick Groom BTMA President for the next two years

Nick Groom, Managing Director of Qualiturn Products Ltd based in Hertford in the south east of the UK, took over as BTMA President at the Annual General Meeting held on Friday the 16th November 2018. (Every two years BTMA constitution dictates a change of president).

Nick has been a long standing member of the BTMA. He has been vice president to Phil Smith for the last two years and Nick has a lot of experience as a member of the BTMA Officers Committee. Nick is also a strong supporter of the BTMA’s involvement in the SID and will be building on the work of Phil Smith to make the BTMA an active part of the SID during his period as BTMA President.


SID Congress 2022, Catalonia

The SID Congress is the flagship conference in the field of precision turned parts manufacturing and the biggest international event. Next edition will be held in Barcelona, Catalonia, in 2022, hosted by the Catalan Precision Turned Parts Manufacturing Association.

The conference will include several presentations and visits to companies. The SID Congress 2022 expect to receive more than 250 attendees from 10 different countries during one week.

More information soon.

SID Congress 2018, Ireland

PTMA, Ireland, organised the SID Congress, June 10 – 14th 2018. Partners’ programme and Delegates’ programme with factory visits and business day was successfully arranged and well mixed with cultural visits and entertainment. The delegates program offered visits to and around Killarney, Limerick, Shannon and Galway. Thank you PTMA for a well-managed congress.

The next SID Congress will be held in Barcelona 2020 and arranged by ADECAT, Catalonia.

30 Under 30: Recognizing the Future Leaders of Manufacturing

Maeve Guilfoyle, whom the SID participants met during the SID Congress, is one of the 30 under 30 when Manufacturing Engineering are presenting the Future Leaders of Manufacturing 2018.

Maeve Guilfoyle: I feel very humble for being selected. I’m one of 8 women and the only person selected outside north America and Canada.

Maeve Guilfoyle made the unlikely transition from music to manufacturing. “Since I was 12 years old,” said Guilfoyle, “music was all I wanted to do.” Her attitude changed once she began taking college music courses. The classwork was too freeform and ill-suited to the way Guilfoyle learns.