About us

Our team

Maycast-Nokes is led by an extensive, experienced and knowledgeable management team, which strives only for perfection.  Several members of management, including Managing Director Steve Wallings, started on the factory floor providing them with a true insight into all areas of the business. This valuable experience means the management team has an excellent and clear understanding of all best practices and this is the cornerstone of the Maycast-Nokes success story.

Steve Wallings

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Steve has been with the company since 1983 having previously completed an apprenticeship in Foundry Practice at Rayne Foundry. Starting as a skilled moulder in the sand foundry, Steve was promoted to various supervisory and management roles culminating in his appointment as Managing Director in 2004.

Dave Blower

SALES DIRECTOR

Responsible for the sales and marketing function of the company, Dave joined the company in 1993 as a Technical Sales Engineer having worked for various steel foundries after graduating from college in 1986 with a BSc in Engineering. Dave became Technical Sales Manager in 1998 and in 2003 was promoted to Sales Director.

Derek Redgwell

FINANCE DIRECTOR 

Derek joined Maycast in 2014 as Management Accountant having spent the previous 35 years with a large manufacturing company as Business Systems Analyst. Derek's responsibilities include the Day-to-Day finances of Maycast-Nokes, Capacity Planning & IT support.

Simon Gill

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

With a background in the automotive industry, Simon has been with the company since 2003, working primarily within the Contracts Department and more recently with the UK Sales team. Simon facilitates the journey from customer enquiry to the order stage and acts as a point of contact for customers throughout the production process.

Linda Carter

CONTRACTS MANAGER

Linda has been with the company since 1981 and is skilled in all commercial aspects of the business including export controls and documentation, production control and scheduling, sub-contract purchasing and contract review.

Darren Moodie

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Darren joined the company in 2003 after 19 years at Paxman Diesels in Colchester.

Having started out as a Key Account Manager at Maycast-Nokes, he rapidly progressed to Production Manager where he is responsible for all manufacturing in the foundries.

Tony Mays

NDT MANAGER

Having spent extended periods of time in most of the manufacturing areas within the company, Tony was promoted to Quality Manager in 2005 and subsequently became NDT manager in 2015. Tony is qualified as a PCN Level III in Radiography and Penetrant Flaw Detection.

Mike Poyner

WORKS MANAGER

Mike joined the Maycast-Nokes team in 2013 from the automotive industry having previously gained a degree in Business Studies. 

Mike has held several roles within Maycast-Nokes before being promoted to Works Manager in 2021. He now has responsibility for the organisation and well being of all the staff on site.

Ashley Phillips

ACTING QUALITY MANAGER

Ashley joined the company as an Apprentice Engineer in 2014 and is the first of our apprentices to complete their Degree Apprenticeship.

Responsible for the quality function which includes maintaining our approvals for ISO9001, AS9100 & NADCAP.

Daniel Moodie

SENIOR PRODUCTION ENGINEER

Dan joined the company in 2012 straight from college as an Apprentice Technician.

His apprenticeship took him to every part of Maycast-Nokes before joining our engineering team 6 years ago. 

Dan also helps with the training of current apprentices and starts his HND course in September.

 

Darren Mitchell 

TECHNICAL SALES ENGINEER

Darren joined Maycast-Nokes in 2019 from Nestle-Purina. 

Darren is involved with all aspects of Business Development but is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Waxroom. 

 

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