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Two new faces at GX

13 April 2021

GX has welcomed a new software engineer and a mechanical engineer to their team to help them continue to turn brilliant ideas into commercially viable products.

James Scott  joins the electronic engineering team as a software and electronic engineer, whilst Angela Hastings fills our vacancy for a mechanical engineer.

Welcoming them to GX, managing director Mark Helmich said, “It has been a very different recruitment process since most has of it has been conducted virtually so we’ve had to introduce James and Angela to the wider team via video calls. Both have adapted well to working remotely on the projects we set them – hopefully it won’t be too long before we can all be under one roof again!”

James (pictured above) joins GX having spent the past two years working in the defence sector following a degree in Electronic Engineering at York, then a Masters in Electronic System Design from Bath University.

He enjoys marrying technology with electronics and wanted to move into a role that allowed him more autonomy, coupled with a fast pace of work. In the short time he’s been at GX he has enjoyed seeing the difference his work is making. Using the knowledge he gained during his Masters - when designing and building a mesh network of temperature sensors, he has been working on integrating software and electronics on new projects at GX.

Summing up his first week at GX, James said, “It’s been enjoyable and challenging! Diving feet first into the project has been very satisfising especially seeing instant results and getting feedback, rather than working one part in isolation. I’m getting a lot of out it!”

Angela (pictured above) started her career as an apprentice to the Royal Ordinance within BAE. Growing up around a dad who liked to race and repair old Jalopy cars, she got used to helping with repairs - hence her engineering career path.

She enjoys being ‘hands on’ and looking for ways to solve problems. During her time at Panasonic using existing designs of TV models Angela had to ensure the final models could be built locally on the existing production line. Frequently this meant making alterations to the equipment. No stranger to the need for accuracy and precision Angela’s next role saw her testing ballistics to work at extreme depths in wells. This knowledge and her background in CAD was imperative when she joined a defence specialist to develop couplings for naval vessels.

At GX she is able to draw upon all her experiences and is enjoying being involved in the design process, working from the ground up to the final design and creating prototypes.

“I’ve always enjoyed the hands on aspect in my previous roles,” notes Angela. “Such as machining tooling machinery – where it’s important to see how a small incremental change to a design can make a big difference. I love bringing a virtual design to life and being involved from the initial design process through to the finished product.”

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