The conference is for all companies who manufacture, distribute, install, service, maintain and repair industrial machinery technology such as electric motors, drives, pumps, fans, gearboxes, generators, transformers, switchgear and ancillary equipment.
Supplier's to the service and repair market manufacture and distribute; balancing equipment, bearings, brushes, commutators and sliprings, computers and IT, condition monitoring, fans, formed coils, gearboxes, generators and alternators, insulation, varnish and wire, inverter drives, laminations, magnets, motors, oils and greases, panels, components and starters, power transmission equipment, pumps and pump hire, repair and test equipment, servo motors, spare parts and consumables, switchgear, and transformers.
Shaun Sutton | President, AEMT & Thomas Marks | General Manager, AEMT
Dr. Yogi Pardhi | Global Lead - Additive Manufacturing, Sulzer
Magnus Dahlqvist | Global Service Product Manager, ABB
Ollie Hartfield | Advanced Research Engineer - Design and Build Production Solutions, MTC
Leah Rider | SME Lead, HVMC (NCC Connect)
Prav Hayre | Digital Sales Support and Partnerships Team Manager, Croner
Nathalie Cachet-Gaujard | Head of Partnerships, Primary Engineer & Andy Patten | Business Development Director at ADC Electrical
Bryan Alexander | Employment Relationship Manager West Midlands, CTP
Ben Curran | Social Media Manager, AEMT
Shaun Sutton is a director and co-owner of Central Group in Merseyside. He has been on the AEMT council since 2017, and became president in 2021. Central Group has gone from strength to strength and He is a firm believer in strong leadership and the power of networks.
Thomas Marks became General Manager of the AEMT in 2021. He has worked with the AEMT and the council since 2013, and has been pivotal in transforming the AEMT from the perceived old boys network, to the new AEMT which puts member’s first.
Magnus Dahlqvist joined ABB Motors & Generators in 1990 as a Mechanical Design Engineer, he has held a number of managerial posts and is currently responsible for product management of Motors and Generators services. Magnus holds an MSc in Engineering from Arcada Helsinki.
Yogiraj Pardhi is Global lead for Additive Manufacturing at Sulzer Services. He is expert in additive manufacturing and materials and is leading implementation of global strategy for additive manufacturing within Sulzer. He has successfully led qualification and industrialisation of AM for manufacture and repair of industrial gas turbines and pumps parts. Previously he was AM Lead for materials at Rolls-Royce Plc where he led successful implementation of AM for aeroengine hot section part manufacture. He has background in high performance materials and advance manufacturing technologies. He is fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. His industry experience spans 12 years in the aerospace and turbomachinery equipment manufacturing and repair.
Ollie Hartfield is an Advanced Research Engineer at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) specialising in Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM). After completing a Masters in Additive Manufacturing (AM) at the University of Sheffield and 4 years of experience the MTC, Ollie has developed a strong appreciation for the importance of design in the AM workflow. He led the design of AM components for the award winning third generation future electric motor programme at the MTC. With experience designing components for various polymer, metal and ceramic AM technologies, Ollie has also been spearheading the MTC’s research into DfAM practices that have greater sustainable impact.
Leah joined the National Composites Centre, one of the seven High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) centres in 2014 where she delivered R&D projects for the likes of Airbus & Jaguar Land Rover before deciding to specialise in technical programme management. Leah was promoted to Head of SME Delivery in 2021 – and last year the team supported over 200 small, medium and micro businesses across 400 impactful engagements, delivered over 80 R&D projects and secured over £7.5m of funding for the SME community – all whilst maintaining an average customer satisfaction score of 9/10! Leah has now joined the HVMC HQ team to develop and deliver their SME transformation initiative.
Nathalie heads up the partnerships with funders and supporters across all Primary Engineer Programmes in the North of England. Working with its existing stakeholders and developing new relationships with engineering industry, businesses and education partners Primary Engineer brings engineering into the classroom to inspire the next generation of engineers and to help build the future diverse talent pool.
Starting as an engineering apprentice Andy has spent over 30 years in the repair & rewind industry undertaking various rolls gaining a wide knowledge of many different aspects of the sector. Now as business development director of ADC Electrical Ltd Andy is working to build on recent successes to ensure ADC have a long & sustainable future. As part of that process Andy is a big supporter of the primary engineer project as a way to ensure that the next generation of engineers get the opportunities to help them develop into the future of British engineering.
Prav specialises in Employment Law and has worked in senior management for around 10 years.
Bryan served in the Royal Corps of Signals for 24 years as a Telecoms Specialist working alongside BT Defence and Marconi towards the latter end of his career. He left the Army in 2001 and worked for Vodafone for several years as a problem/incident manager. He has been working for the Career Transition Partnership for 18 years as an Employment Consultant and as an Employment Relationship Manager covering the West Midlands region. Bryan works in a team that covers the whole of UK and he currently has over 500 company accounts covering all industry sectors.
Chris is the Editor of the AEMT's Renew magazine, which is sent quarterly to over 10,000 users of electromechanical equipment. Chris's career includes several years as the publisher of a portfolio of titles aimed at OEM design engineers and electrical engineers, and senior marketing roles outside of publishing. More recently, Chris has worked as the launch editor of a title showcasing a wide range of manufacturing and engineering innovations and worked on the launch of Flow magazine for the British Pump Manufacturers' Association and then Renew for the AEMT.
Ben Curran is the Social Media Consultant working with the AEMT. He is Director of Curran Communications, an agency providing communications, marketing and social media support to businesses, trade associations and charities.
What members have said about previous AEMT Meetings.
Matt Fletcher, MD
Andrew Savage, MD
Mid Kent Electrical
Tom Beatson, MD
Beatsons Fans & Motors
Shaun Sutton, Director
"I often find that what starts as a casual conversation over a cup of coffee ends up being really valuable. I might gain a useful insight or hear an alternative view on a current issue, pick up the germ of an idea that I can adapt and develop for my own use."
"Time spent with the AEMT is always a learning opportunity."
"The market is always changing with something new to get our head round. Formal and informal discussions with other AEMT members are great for this."
"AEMT Meetings are likely to include a discussion that challenges the status quo, and leads to some genuinely new ideas - it can be really exciting!"
Doubletree by Hilton
The newly refurbished Doubletree Hotel has been chosen as the venue for the AEMT Conference and Awards.
Rooms have been allocated for those wanting to stay on the night of the 17and/or 18 November. Please get in touch with us to reserve a room at preferential rates of £109 for single occupancy and £119 for double.
The Hotel is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Birmingham International Airport. Just off the M6 near Coventry, the hotel is located in the heart of England and is easy to find.