January 22, 2020

Getting to know… Colin Johnson

We know our manufacturing is just as important as our people. That’s why we want you to get to know them a little better. So, first up is Colin Johnson, our technical manager…

Summarise your role at Salamander in just one paragraph
I ensure that my team performs within set technical guidelines to maintain Salamander’s high-quality standards.

What’s your absolute favourite part of the job?
Working with the different types of the latest software – no two days are ever the same.

Share an interesting fact about you that we might not know
I used to be an amateur wrestler!

Which one word would your Salamander colleagues use to describe you?
Thorough.

And the word you think best describes Salamander?
Efficient.

Why do you personally think Salamander stands out from its competitors?
We provide an excellent, quick, reliable and quality service for our customers.

The phone rings and it’s your dream client… who would it be?
JCB.

What’s the most personally satisfying moment in your Salamander career so far?
When I was promoted to technical manager at the firm in 2012. 

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I always dreamed of being a bin man.

What is the biggest challenge facing the sheet metal manufacturing industry over the next 12 months?
The increasing price of raw material – it’s set to cause challenges and opportunities for many firms within our sector.

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