Employee Spotlight - Glenn Richardson

We were so very fortunate to engage the services of our Workshop Supervisor, Glenn Richardson and his team in recent weeks to extend and broaden our established Control Panel Assembly capacity and capabilities at Elmleigh Electrical Systems Limited.

It’s been a genuine pleasure to incorporate more hard-working professionals into the Elmleigh family. We’ve found a moment to get to know Glen a little more and asked a few candid questions about his career and life’s wishes…

What is something that you are passionate about professionally?

Passing on my knowledge and experience gained over 35 years of working in the industry to the newbies and watching them grow as a result.

Why did you choose to work at Elmleigh?

I have a long-standing working relationship with Elmleigh gained from my time working at Argosafe Ltd when we were close neighbours on Dawson’s Lane and would often work collaboratively together.

What industry-relevant skills do you excel at?

Managing and guiding a team of panel wire persons to produce sexy control panels.

Name a mistake you made early in your career and what has it taught you?

Becoming a supervisor in my late teens and blaming others for their mistakes instead of talking and listening to find out the reasons behind them.

What professional achievement are you most proud of?

Gaining Bosch Rexroth as a customer of Argosafe Ltd, and subsequently bringing them onboard with Elmleigh.

How would you describe your job to a five-year-old?

I make the controllers that work the robots that build cars and lots of other really interesting stuff.

What is your favourite thing about working in your chosen job role?

I enjoy working closely with my team towards a common goal. 

What is the first thing you bought with your first-ever paycheck?

A ‘Mod’ Harrington jacket.

Who would play you in a movie about your life and what would the movie be called?

I would play myself.  The movie would be called Confessions of a Panel Wireman.

What’s your fifteen minutes of fame story?

Recognising Alice Cooper in a queue at Disney World in Florida when he was ‘incognito’. He asked me not to tell anyone who he was and we had a good chat for a while.

Alive or dead, who is your ideal dinner guest?


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