New General Manager


Promotion for Russell Hopkins

RP Technologies is delighted to announce that Russell Hopkins has been promoted to the position of General Manager.

Russell has been a big part of RP’s success over the years and this latest promotion is a reflection of his considerable contribution during this time.

Russell, one of our longest serving members of staff, joined RP back in 2005, shortly after the company had been founded. He began his career here as a Toolmaker. Keen to do well and progress, he soon turned his hand to many different things, quickly gaining his forklift truck licence and embarking upon a dedicated programme of in-house CNC training.

Russell Hopkins RP Technologies General Manager

In 2010, he was promoted to the role of CNC Programmer. During this time, he further developed his skills, and became something of an expert in spark erosion, for which he attended external training.

In 2018, Russell was promoted again, this time to the position of Toolroom Supervisor, where he managed the various projects which came through the tooling department on a day-to-day basis.

Following Paul Roe’s promotion to the role of Director at the end of 2021, Russell has now been promoted again, and will take over Paul’s previous position as General Manager.

Russell said: “I’m really pleased to be given the opportunity to embark upon this new challenge. I’ve very much enjoyed my time working with all the team at RP over the years. We have an excellent group of people at the company, and I’m delighted that I will be able to begin my new role safe in the knowledge that I have the full support of everyone here.

I would like to thank Darren, Lisa and Paul for this opportunity.”

Darren Withers, Co-owner and Director of RP Technologies, said: “Russell has been very important to us over the years at RP. His latest promotion is a fitting testament to his conscientious and dedicated approach, and to his excellent work.

We are a company that has always believed in investing in its staff and promoting from within. Our people are very important to us, and this latest appointment represents our sustained commitment to supporting the professional development of our employees wherever possible.”

Congratulations, Russ! From all the team at RP.

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