Developing the R&D expertise at Applied Thermal Control and Thermal Exchange

Posted: 16 September 2022

With recent appointments in the technical department and workshop we are pleased to broaden the skill base and experience within our team. The new appointees’ skills support our growth and expansion plans, along with our commitment to quality and strategy to develop our precision cooling range.

Anthony Ingram joins the team this month as Research & Development Engineer with responsibility for designing and producing new lines of chillers and updating existing chiller designs, for increased performance.

After studying Artificial Intelligence with Robotics at De Montfort University Leicester, Antony has a wide skill base and experience of numerous industries. This includes previous roles at P.E.M.C Electro and as Mechanical Design & Prototype Engineer at The University of Nottingham as part of the business research group involved in industrial and mechanical design.  He spent several years at Detector Fire & Security LTD, as Security & Safety Integration Engineer with responsibility for reviewing, installing and updating customers systems.  He also owned and ran a bespoke digital lighting and display company.

Self-taught and fluid in the use of SolidWorks and Inventor, he has experience in 2D and 3D design, electrical and electronic / PCB design and implementation, CNC & manual machining, 3D printing, CNC milling and industrial power design and control.

With a flair for stylish design backed by years of creative visual work we anticipate his involvement with bringing fresh, innovative ideas to new and existing lines of products.

George Muller also joins ATC as Design Engineer with immediate responsibility to update and develop the Thermal Exchange ‘CH’ range of chillers.  This supports the planned range standardisation and will benefit customers with reduced costs and improved lead times.

Graduating with a First-Class (hons) MEng Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Industry) from the University of Nottingham, where he studied Thermodynamics and Materials Engineering and Design and Manufacture. Along with a fourth year Masters Project tuning the breathing system on a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder SI engine to improve performance. George’s studies are very relevant to the planned program of technical development work.

George has previous experience gained from an internship as a Powertrain Design Engineer with Royal Enfield, the oldest motorcycle manufacturer in the world.  Selling internationally but with a market focus in Asia, they employee over ten thousand worldwide and have a 100-person strong design office in the UK. He gained experience working at the UK tech centre in Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground on the range of 350-700CC mid-sized motorcycles.  

He has also completed work experience with PepsiCo and an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Sovereign Gears, a specialist gear manufacturer.

With skills in product design, overseeing a project from the conceptual stage to manufacture and experience of working within an OEM George has a good skill base to contribute to the development our product offering. His studies have provided strong understanding of Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly which will help simplify the design process of our new products and streamline the design for manufacture, supporting our commitment to reliability and quality.

ATC Technical Manager Mitchell Howard said, “I am delighted to welcome to the team our two new engineers. They will be focusing on development of Thermal Exchange product lines, including improvement to manufacturability, user interface, standardisation and serviceability”.

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Applied Thermal Control Ltd.
39 Hayhill Industrial Estate, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, LE12 8LD.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1530 83 99 98
E-Mail: sales@app-therm.com
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