Come and meet our technical maestro Paul Phillips, as he talks about his career and his role as automation and drives technical specialist at CSE.
Monday 12th June 2023
To Start off with, can you give us a brief overview of your areas of expertise?
So, my main area is factory automation, so anything with a drive and motor is my main area. Though I can also advise on other areas such as power distribution, panel builds etc.
So how did you begin your career in the industry?
My career took a surprising turn when I transitioned from working in telecoms to building maintenance. I eventually landed a temporary sales position in Slough, which led to a long-term career in the Industrial Control market.
Can you share other instances where you've utilized your sales expertise?
I began my sales career at Thames Electrical Controls, and later held positions at several other distributors. Prior to joining CSE, I was the Area Sales Manager for BPX. Currently, I am delighted to be part of the CSE team, where I serve in a technical specialist role.
How has this experience helped with your role here at CSE?
I have had the opportunity to work with several of the major players in the ICG Automation & Drive's industry, such as Omron, Telemecanique-Merlin Gerin (Schneider), Siemens, Klockner Moeller, and Allen Bradley, to name a few. This allows me to provide recommendations and equivalents in ABB and IMO, giving my customers more options for potential solutions to their automation needs.
Can you give us any examples of how you have used your knowledge to help your customers?
Recently, a long-standing customer of ours, who produces liquid products for cars, approached us with a challenge. They needed to set up sensors and PLC automation for their 17 large liquid storage tanks in a new production line. Our cables specialist James and I went to their warehouse to assess the situation and determine the necessary requirements.
CSE's staff are top-notch, covering all departments and branches. I've had the pleasure of working with some of them over the years, and they all share a common goal of ensuring customer satisfaction and optimizing better business through expert distribution. Located in Wooburn Green, their head office is situated in a charming village, where you can enjoy a morning coffee at the local bakery overlooking the green, making for a great start to the day.
The village also has a fantastic pub where myself and my colleagues can unwind after a busy week.
As well as being a technical maestro at work, what else do you get up to in your spare time?
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Paul has gained heaps of experience in the industry, culminating in his current role as our automation technical specialist here at CSE. With his expertise, my colleagues and I can offer our customers effective solutions to everyday industry problems. Whether you need help setting up an ABB drive keypad or selecting the right motor for your existing setup, we're here to help. Contact us at 01628 529448 or email email@example.com for technical assistance. Thank you for considering us as your Automation and controls supplier.