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Fine Tubes Appoints Phil Adderley as Technical and Quality Director

Phil Adderley joins Fine Tubes as technical and quality director

Fine Tubes, the Plymouth-based manufacturer and global supplier of precision tubes for the most demanding applications, has announced the appointment of Phil Adderley as technical and quality director.

As part of the role, Mr Adderley will have overall responsibility for quality assurance and compliance, quality control, and technical and laboratory services.

With some 19 years’ experience spanning metallurgy, quality assurance and quality control, and senior technical management roles, Mr Adderley has a B. Eng in Materials Engineering and an MSc in Engineering with Management (Materials). He joins Fine Tubes from his previous position as technical director for Firth Rixson Forgings, a leading manufacturer of forged components for many of the markets that Fine Tubes also serves, including the aerospace, defence, civil nuclear and fuel exploration industries.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Adderley said: "Being able to join an organisation which is continuing to grow shows what a great product we have at Fine Tubes. I am looking forward to working with the strong technical team and developing the solid Quality Management System to further enhance the company’s growth."

Ronen Day, Fine Tubes’ managing director, added: "Phil brings significant technical and metallurgical expertise, as well as expert knowledge of quality management systems to the role.

"Quality is central to all operations at Fine Tubes and his appointment enhances the company’s foundations of being a world-leading quality-driven organisation. Phil’s skills will be focused on the day-to-day technical and quality operations at our Plymouth-based headquarters and we’re delighted he has come on board."

Fine Tubes currently employs around 380 permanent staff, and exports its products to over 35 countries worldwide, including Russia, India, China and the US.

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