Technical Manager Dave Harris appointed at TD Finishing!

Dave has a wealth of experience, that he has gained from working in multiple industries which includes rail, construction, sheet metal, fabrication, and of course product finishing.  Where he worked on projects to design and deliver pre-treatment plant, powder coating systems, paint finishing facilities, specialist dryers, and composite curing ovens.

He is adept and experienced at running large scale projects and has recently finished leading a 10-strong team who delivered 50 bespoke units for Crossrail. This large-scale, technically-demanding undertaking tested Dave’s project management skills to the maximum.  Despite all the challenges he delivered the project ahead of time, on budget and exceeding all customer expectations.

His expertise in 3D CAD software offers td a new exciting opportunity to deliver designs to the customers exacting standards, utilising the latest technologies and manufacturing methods. Designs completed in 3D allow TD Finishing to help our customers visualise the plant layout ahead of time, to ensure suitability for the end users factory.  Optimising the layout, not only allows to reduce foot print and improve performance. The 3D rendering of the facility means we can ensure the that any maintenance and operational access has also been considered.

Dave has extensive experience working to optimise designs to suit Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) and cost saving principles. These design principles are a pre-requisite for this industry as it helps to ensure that plant is installed with minimal down time and to the customer’s satisfaction. He has worked in multiple sheet metal industries and will be looking to bring the skills learnt in previous roles to TD Finishing and their clients.

He will be working on some of the new and exciting opportunities we have lined up for 2019 including Oxsilan pre-treatments plants, industrial drying/curing ovens and complete turnkey systems inclusive of overhead power and free conveyor, complete with automated powder coating.

This exciting development means TD Finishing have also expanded their premises to include a northern office in Sheffield.  Dave will be based up in the Sheffield office and once settled in to the role will be covering the northern areas of the UK. Dave is married with two daughters who, as he says “keep him on his toes!” In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking and has a great love of food, whether cooking at home or eating out.

We would like to welcome our new technical manager Dave to the team, and we expect he is going to have a long and successful career with us here at TD Finishing.

If you would to speak to Dave or any of the team at TD Finishing, please contact us on 01215208884 or

Have a read of our last blog post on our review of 2018 at TD Finishing.