David Curry joins the team at Houghton International

We have recently appointed David Curry in the role of Design Draftsman and Engineering Project Support to build our capabilities within our engineering department. With over 17 years’ experience, most recently as Design Draftsman at a leading pumps company, David’s considerable skillset and global experience will be an asset to the business.

David will be supporting the engineering team, utilising CAD software to design, draw and model components for all aspects of the business. His expertise in using Autodesk Inventor will enhance CAD design capabilities across the company, enabling us to produce technical drawings in 2D and 3D.

David joins us as we continue to expand our pump services offering, having recently grown the team and introduced a dedicated pump load testing facility. Dave will be working closely with the pumps services team to support the repair, maintenance and life extension services offered.

David Curry, Design Draftsman and Engineering Project Support at Houghton International, commented: “2D AUTOCAD enables us to work with customers’ existing 2D drawings and to produce section drawings and bills of materials. Using Autodesk Inventor we can create 3D digital prototypes so products can be visualised and tested before manufacture, reducing the costs associated with having to produce a physical prototype. This gives us the capability to simulate motion and component interactions, run stress analysis, and enables customers to approve the models prior to manufacture.”

“I’m looking forward to joining the team and bringing my CAD knowledge together with the expertise and facilities at Houghton International to enhance capabilities across the business.”

Michael Mitten, CEO of Houghton International, added: “As we continue to expand and diversify our service offering, the recruitment of a design draftsman is an excellent boost for our engineering department.

“Innovation is at the core of our business, and has been since its inception over 30 years ago and CAD design capabilities play an important role throughout the innovation process. We offer David a warm welcome to the team and are thrilled to be bringing his skills into the business. This will increase the scope of work we are able to offer customers, opening up new possibilities for design innovation and reverse engineering projects.”

To find out more or discuss any upcoming requirements, contact us directly on 0191 234 3000 or email info@houghton-international.com.