The Duke of Kent visited MILMEGA Ltd. earlier this week, in recognition of the company winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation in late 2012.
The Duke toured the factory, stopping frequently to talk with MILMEGA staff involved in product design, manufacturing and testing. Andy Kozakewycz and Richard Hazeldine enjoyed lively technical discussions with the Duke regarding the role of computer aided design (CAD) tools in delivering cutting edge designs for demanding markets; the Duke surprised both engineers with his knowledge of modern transistor technology.
Sue Ward and Nathan Tombleson guided the Duke through the manufacturing and testing processes in MILMEGA, during which the Duke displayed a solid understanding of the practicalities of the techniques used in these departments.
“The Duke of Kent seemed genuinely pleased that we retain both design and manufacture in the UK and that we do that on the Isle of Wight,” Pat Moore, managing director at MILMEGA, said.
“It was a great day to recognize the pool of talent we have at MILMEGA. The Duke, with his background in the promotion of international trade, displayed a keen interest in our success in international markets, noting the key role that winning the Queens’ Award for Innovation has played in promoting our product worldwide,” Graeme Goodall, finance director at MILMEGA, said.