Press Release: February 02, 2010
Wire Fittings, the No 1 UK manufacturer of wire & tube display stands, based in Swanage, Dorset, recognized 25 years service by both Sal Puntorno and Keith Ball. It is rare these days for staff to complete 25 years with the same employer and I am grateful to both Sal and Keith for the important part they have played in the transformation of
Wire Fittings from a small manufacturer into a modern market leading business; commented Martin Cree, Managing Director of Wire Fittings.
Sal Puntorno was born in Sicily, and met his wife Julie, a Swanage girl, when they were both working in Brussels. When they moved to Swanage, Sal, a qualified engineer, joined Wire Fittings in the manufacturing department.
Sal used his engineering skills to design Display Stands and manage the Jig Making and Prototype Department. He developed his role of helping customers with their designs into his current job as the Marketing & Sales Director of Wire Fittings. Sal and Julie live in Swanage and have 3 sons. Sals interests include painting in oils, dancing and gardening, and he chose a sculpture by Martel as his gift from Wire Fittings.
Keith Ball is a born and bred Swanage man. A successful career in catering saw him promoted to Chef at the Grand Hotel in Swanage, then Head Chef at the Ship Inn, and later at the Shell Bay Restaurant in Studland. Next Keith joined Wire Fittings in the factory as a spot welder and then a MIG welder. He used these skills to become a maker of jigs and prototypes and was promoted to be Team Leader of the department. Increasingly he is helping customers in the card, giftware and other Retail markets with the design of their displays. Keith and his wife Yvonne live in Swanage and have a daughter and a son.
Keith has been very active in raising funds for local charities through the annual Lee Crooks Memorial football matches and in he used to be a keen footballer himself. Keith chose a radio controlled wall clock for his living room as his gift from Wire Fittings.
Our Photograph shows: (left to right) Sal Puntorno, Marketing & Sales Director of Wire Fittings (left) and Keith Ball, Team Leader of the Jig & Prototype Department, (right) with their 25 Year Service gifts from Wire Fittings. Photograph by Trev Rich.
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Martin Cree, Managing Director
Wire Fittings Designs Ltd, Unit 6 Victoria Avenue Industrial Estate, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1AU.
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