Lee has been part of the ADA Workforce since 1985. Starting out as an apprentice on the Horizontal boring machines.
After successfully gaining his Apprenticeship qualification in 1989, he continued as a machine setter/operator for the next 8 years.
In 1997, Lee took on the role of Company Sales Manager, enabling himself to gain a vast knowledge of the variety of sub-contract work undertaken by ADA.
From 2000 to present day, using his company and industry knowledge, Lee has taken on the task of Managing Director, whilst still keeping a hands on approach with all aspects of day to day Company life.
Dave joined the ADA family in September 2015 coming from an extensive engineering background.
Starting his working life as an apprentice with Holroyd Machine Tools gaining a HNC Level 2 qualification alongside his Modern Apprenticeship, Dave has always strived to achieve the best results.
After qualifying from his Apprenticeship in 2000 as a precision grinder, Dave attended several training courses over the coming years to become proficient in the programming of Fanuc, Siemens and Mazatrol user interfaces before progressing to become a Production Manager.
His great knowledge of technical design is a valuable asset to any Company, and ADA are proud to have him as part of their Team.
In October 2018, Robert’s arrival at ADA brought a new set of skills to the Company. With a background that covers precision gear Manufacture to a comprehensive knowledge and ability of CNC programming, both online and offline as well as advanced Inspection capabilities.
Becoming a qualified engineer in 2000 with an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering as well as his HNC and HND Mechanical Engineering qualification, Robert spent the next 10 years as a precision gear grinder at Renold Gears before advancing his career further as a CNC programmer at H.F Mixing Group (Farrel Ltd), becoming proficient in Heidenhain control as well as manual machine operating.
Robert brings with him an advanced hands-on knowledge of engineering, speeds, feeds and cutting times. As well as being able to read technical drawings, he also looks for the most cost effective way of machining components to ensure the customer always gets the best quotation price.
Ken has been a valuable part of ADA since 2004 overseeing the running of the factory floor.
He started his engineering life at GEC Steam Turbines in 1966 as an apprentice gaining knowledge of horizontal boring alongside vertical boring and general engineering.
In 1973, Ken moved to South Africa to become head of the Horizontal Machining department for Volkswagen, before returning to England in 1978, and re-joining GEC for the next 5 years.
After his return stint in England, Ken travelled the World again working in countries ranging from Saudi Arabia to Germany.
With his decades of engineering knowledge, Ken is the heart and soul of ADA and often visits existing Customers to discuss new opportunities as well as introducing ADA to new Companies.
ADA had the pleasure Paul joining the Company in 2013. Prior to this, Paul was Chief Inspector at PMT Industries in Bolton.
His knowledge of Inspection Criteria has helped ADA to achieve its ISO 9001:2015 Certification. He is fully trained in the use of Faro technology.
A time served engineer, Paul has years of experience as a turner and horizontal borer before moving in to Inspection in 1975. In the years to come, Paul covered Foundry, Machine build, bespoke and fabrication Inspection. A qualified NDT inspector to PCN Level.
ADA Machining Services Limited,
Unit 3, 3a & 12 Kayley Industrial Estate, Richmond Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL7 0AU, U.K.