Chris Smith retires from Heller

After a lifetime working in the machine tool industry, area sales manager Chris Smith has retired from Heller Machine Tools.

In the mid-60s, Smith entered a five-year technical apprenticeship at British Motor Corporation’s Austin plant in Longbridge. Subsequently a project engineer with Land Rover and then Rover, he started in machine tool sales at Kearney Trecker Marwin (KTM), Brighton, in 1984. In the late 80s and early 90s, Smith started selling agency lines of machine tools, first for a firm in the Midlands before heading up his own company in the southwest, AMS Technology. He joined Heller Machine Tools, a wholly owned subsidiary of the German machine tool builder in June 1994.
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