Meet The Team: Scott Sanders, CNC Programmer

We’re keen to let you get to know the talented individuals who make up our team, so each month we’ll be putting the spotlight on one of our employees here on the blog. In October, we got things started with our CAD Designer, Richard. This month, it’s Scott Sanders’ turn – our CNC Programmer & CAD Designer.

A technical and design whizz, Scott has been with us since March 2012 and is one of the highly skilled members of our design team. Scott’s role as CNC Programmer involves programming our machines with the data from our technical drawings while his design skills mean he is also involved in developing product concepts for our clients – an integral member of the team!

Outside of work, Scott has a few party tricks that may come as a surprise. Not only can he perform a perfect wheelie on a bike, he can also ride a unicycle! We just hope his talents aren’t so good he runs off to join the circus…

When he’s not riding his unicycle, Scott’s less strenuous pastimes include listening to music, watching films and spending time with his daughter.

Get to know Scott a little better with our quick-fire questions…

What 3 things would you take with you on a desert island?
“TV, internet and XBOX One.”

If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?
“Flying… it seems a better way to get around and you avoid the traffic!”

My favourite thing about working at Retail Furniture is…
“The new challenges we get to programme for the machines.”

Stay tuned for another employee profile next month!

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Meet The Team: Richard Lewis, CAD Designer

We’re proud to have a workforce of loyal employees at Retail Furniture. Some of the team have been with us for over 10 years and a few since we first started out! To celebrate the different personalities and skill sets that make up our team, each month we’ll be putting the spotlight on one of our employees so you can get to know us better. To get things started, we’ve nominated our CAD Technician, Richard Lewis.

Richard is one of the talented CAD technicians who make up our in-house design team. These are the creative brains who develop the product concepts in line with our clients’ needs. CAD is short for Computer Aided Design, so Richard uses his technical super powers to create both 2D surface models and 3D solid models that our factory team then use as the basis for creating our products.

Richard is a local lad, born and bred in Telford, Shropshire and has been part of the Retail Furniture family for 2.5 years. Outside of the workplace, Richard has a keen interest in live music and enjoys travelling to see his favourite bands perform.

The design world nearly missed out on Richard’s talents as in his early years he had his heart set on becoming a grass cutter! Thankfully for us, he changed his mind.

To finish things up, get to know Richard a little better with our quick-fire questions…

  • What 3 things would you take with you on a desert island? “My phone, speakers and a crate of beer!”
  • If you were a superhero, what would your super power be? “I’d want to be able to stop time like Bernard’s Watch.”
  • My favourite thing about working at Retail Furniture is… “The banter; there’s never a dull moment!”

Stay tuned for another employee profile next month!