Plastech Solutions, a UK-based provider of provider of equipment and services to the plastics industry, recently welcomed Chris Clarke to its team. Clarke brings a wealth of Automation & Control experience to the company, accumulated after many years in the industry.
At Plastech Solutions, he will focus on technical support, automation control and data collection associated with Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 at companies in the UK & Ireland .
Clarke began his career in the plastics industry in 2003 with Everwhite Plastics as a shift engineer manufacturing extrusion moulding for guttering and facia boards. To progress and further his career he then took a position at Pregis as an engineering shift manager where he was responsible for a small team for the food packaging sector.
He later moved to RPC Llantrisant with responsibility for injection stretch blow moulding and blow moulding. In 2010 he moved into Project Management and also embarked on a graduate programme whilst working at multiple RPC sites including RPC Blackburn, RPC Kenfig and RPC Old Dalby. He also spent time in mainland Europe at RPC Bramlage, RPC Kutenholz and RPC Bremervorde.
In recent years Clarke was based at RPC Oakham specialising in Automation where he was responsible for a team of 5 engineers, later expanding to a team of 30 including Apprentices, Tool Room engineers, Planned Maintenance and Reactive Maintenance engineers.