GOTOOLS - Key Persons


ANDREW MILLARD - Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR
  • Managing Director
Andrew Millard - Managing Director I founded GoTools in 2012 having worked in high volume precision manufacturing companies for 22 years so I have a thorough understanding of what is expected from a tooling supplier and myself as Managing Director. What I really enjoy about my job are the engineering challenges and the great team of people I work with.

Chris Normington

Job Titles:
  • Apprentice Tool Maker
I joined GoTools in June and I started an apprenticeship with them directly.

Gary Mellor

Job Titles:
  • CNC Engineer
I joined GoTools in 2015 having spent 35 years working in this type of industry.

GORDON WILSON PANTER

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Kane Wasnidge

Job Titles:
  • Apprentice Toolmaker
I joined GoTools in September 2015 as an apprentice toolmaker and I attend the AMRC training centre. I am enjoying my job at GoTools as it is a friendly environment and there are a lot of nice people to work with. I enjoy producing intricate parts using manual machinery and fitting them into the mold tool assembly. I am looking forward to improving my skills as a tool maker and seeing what the future holds at GoTools.

Kate Wharmsby

Job Titles:
  • Office Administrator
I joined GoTools in December 2016 after spending over 20 years in the mining industry. I am enjoying the change and the challenge of learning new things involved in the tool industry. My colleagues at GoTools are a great bunch of people and have helped me to get to grips with my new role. I have 3 daughters so they take up most of my spare time, I also enjoy socialising with friends and family whenever possible.

Nick Jones

Job Titles:
  • Design Engineer
I joined GoTools in December 2017 having previously spent 4 years in the industry. I enjoy working as a designer, constantly being challenged by different ideas and designs. I am looking forward to enhancing my skills and working closely with other departments to gain new skills. In my spare time, I am a keen runner. I am currently taking part in the Yorkshire Half Marathon 2017. I also play football for my local team, Dronfield Woodhouse FC.

Phillip Canadine

Job Titles:
  • Works Manager
I joined GoTools in 2012 after having spent 20 years working in this industry previously. I enjoy being busy all the time and seeing tooling parts being transformed from CAD models on the computer to actual steel parts. Since being at GoTools I have enhanced my machining skills, ie machining hardened metals which I hadn't done before. I have also learned to use Solid-Works to do electrode modelling. Currently I am the GoTools GLIDE representative.

RICHARD GREENUP FRY - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary

Ryan Black

Job Titles:
  • Apprentice Tool Maker
I joined GoTools in 2014 and have been in this industry for 2 years now. I'm here at GoTools as an Apprentice Tool Maker in association with the ‘Rotherham College of Art and Technology. One of the things I enjoy in general about my training is being able to be part of making quality tooling and also enjoying a laugh with my colleagues. So far I have learned to use the laser engraver, Lilian CNC and manual machines. In my spare time I like trying to stay healthy and

Shaun Palfreyman

Job Titles:
  • Design Manager
I joined GoTools in 2015 and have been in this industry for 30 years. I'm here at GoTools as Project Manager and nothing gives me better job satisfaction than when a project is successfully completed and the customer is happy.

Shauna Mitchell

Job Titles:
  • Administrator
I joined GoTools in 2014 and came on-board as an office administrator. I've spent the last 4 years working in manufacturing but only a year dealing with tool makers though! On a daily basis I really enjoy the relaxed working environment and working with such a funny bunch of guys! During my time with GoTools I have learnt to deal with accounts and have also learnt about tooling. I had no idea something called a ‘Sprue Bush' existed before I started working here! Outside work my hobbies include fixing everything that breaks in my first house, gardening and looking after my three nephews (they are cute but definitely know how to channel Damian at times)

Steven Barrowcliff - CTO

Job Titles:
  • Technical Director