David joined Miles Platts in 1975; a time served Toolmaker, Production Engineer and Quality Manager. He was promoted to the position of Sales Director in 1989 when the company opened its wholly owned subsidiary in North America, and he was personally responsible for managing all key accounts and agencies with a total sales turnover of £10m. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2000 and has successfully managed the company through turbulent times caused by significant manufacturing migration, economic recessions and into its current healthy position.
David is a vastly experienced individual; his key responsibilities include maintaining a company-wide commitment to service excellence and ensuring the continued development of precision engineering capabilities through product innovation to support global industry developments. He chairs the Miles Platts senior management team who drive the long-term planning and strategic development of the company. He plays an active role in managing the senior relationships with a portfolio of key clients and new prime accounts both nationally and internationally, to ensure a healthy and profitable business for the benefit of the company, its shareholders and employees.
Like his father Brian Platts, the Founder of Miles Platts, David has been an integral member of the Council of the ICWA (International Coil Winding Association) for over 20 years and has held all senior positions including Chairman and Vice-Chairman.