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New design director

20 January 2007

Vulcan SFM has taken on Paul Mockford as its new design director.

Paul (48), will call on his considerable experience in the offshore industry, structural analysis and steel manufacturing for the challenging role at Vulcan which is Sheffield Forgemasters' (SFIL) specialist product management, procurement and design company. 

He joins a team of nine, including engineers, project managers, designers and contract managers, who will build on the reputation of SFIL's dedicated offshore engineering team, to provide ingenious and adaptive engineering solutions for all industries.

Paul comes to Vulcan after working as an associate for consulting engineers Giffords in York for the past five years. Previous to that he was technical director at McCalls Special Products in Sheffield.

Civil engineering graduate Paul started his career as a structural engineer in the offshore oil industry working for McDermott Engineering both in their design office and at their fabrication yard, for Bechtel in their offshore design team and for Fairfield Mabey on the strengthening of the Severn Crossing.

He also holds an engineering doctorate in offshore structures.

Photo Caption: Paul Mockford, new design director at Vulcan SFM.