Airedale Springs appoints new director
Airedale Springs in Haworth has appointed Steve Hart to the board following his promotion from technical manager to production director.
Steve, from Keighley, joined the company as an operative in December, 1993, and quickly demonstrated his technical abilities, becoming an auto setter in the spring-making department, further moving up rapidly through the ranks during his 20-plus years with the firm.
Steve’s career virtually mirrors that of his late father John, who also worked man and boy for Airedale Springs, starting at the bottom and working his way up to become technical director.
Steve played a key technical role in Airedale Springs’ move in 2012 to its new-build £3.5 million factory and office premises off Bridgehouse Lane, The Spring Works, which replaced the firm’s former Ebor Mills factory in Haworth, destroyed by fire in 2010.
Airedale Springs’ chairman Tim Parkinson said: “Steve has been right at the forefront of the new machinery and technology we have introduced into the business. He is held in high regard by colleagues and customers alike for his expertise. He is integral to the success of the business and will continue to be a great asset as we look to develop our manufacturing range even further in the future.”
Steve is married to Claire, who he first met at Airedale Springs when she worked in the production planning department. The couple have a four-year-old daughter Emmy. Outside work, Steve is said to enjoy all things relating to electronics.
Airedale Springs was last year runner-up in the Environmental Efficiency category of the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards, also picking up the environmentally friendly business of the year award at the Keighley Business Awards. Both recognise the firm’s commitment to designing and constructing an energy-efficient building.
For further information, contact Robin Moule, Moule Media, on 01756 794027, 07976 559961, or visit www.airedalesprings.co.uk