Mitchell was previously managing director of Oilite Bearings Ltd, the assets of which were purchased by Bowman after the Ipswich company went into administration at the end of 2008.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the powder metal industry, Mitchell
has worked with a variety companies around the world, including in the
automotive, aerospace, construction and white goods sectors. He developed
designs to incorporate sintered components, giving them the considerable
cost and performance benefits that sintered components bring.
"I am delighted to add someone of Paul’s experience to the company," said
Bowman managing director Paul Hancock. "His extensive knowledge will enhance
the technical expertise we already offer, both in production techniques and
in new designs and applications."
Mitchell’s first priority is to oversee the transfer of the assets purchased
by Bowman and ensure continuity of supply to all Oilite customers.