Chas Shale -GTKGTK announced the expansion of its product management team with the appointment of Chas Shale to the position of business manager for cable assemblies. Chas has worked for GTK for 5 years primarily in the production facility, and in his new role will have responsibility for the promotion and growth of cable looms and assemblies which are manufactured both in the UK and the Far East.

John Morath, managing director of GTK, said, "The expansion of the product management team is a direct result of our business growth. Our UK production facility has grown by over 35% each year for the last 3 years and we expect this growth to continue. The growth comes from a combination of different trends we are seeing in the UK marketplace. Some companies want to outsource their cable assembly business so that they can focus their manufacturing resource on their other core products. Other companies who have been outsourcing via the Far East are keen to have product made more locally. We also have our existing customer base that can see the added value we can offer in the form of bespoke solutions.

"Chas is a welcome addition to the product management team. His experience within the company and of our production capabilities means that he will be able to add value to the product management team immediately."