Mark Preston, Sales Director, standing in front of MGS Technical Plastics Ltd.

Mark Preston has been appointed as sales director of MGS Technical Plastics, rejoining the company he first worked for more than a decade ago.

Mark, who is an Incorporated Engineer for the Engineering Council, first joined the business in 2006 as technical sales manager. Back then, the firm was known as MG Plastics, before acquiring Stuma and later rebranding as MGS.

Mark joins as the Blackburn-based plastic injection moulding specialist reaches ever closer to its target of £12million annual turnover. The company has invested more than £1m in new machinery, property, staff and training to reach its goal, and recently earned Best Engineering Company at the Lancashire Red Rose Awards 2018.

“It’s really good to be back,” said Mark. “There’s a real buzz about the place. The team is really motivated and the company is growing at an unprecedented pace.”

Mark, who is from nearby Burnley, began his engineering career in 1985 serving his apprenticeship in toolmaking. He moved into the automotive sector in 1995, and then served as a project engineer for a decade. Mark then spent six years as a technical sales manager with MGS and six more in a similar role with Patterson and Rothwell.

He added: “After six years away, I realised it was the perfect time to join the team again. It’s been really great to see that many of the jobs I introduced first time around are still here, proving that this is a business that thinks long-term.”

MGS has also internally recruited two roles for trainee toolroom maintenance and trainee technician.