Combined technical knowledge and business background enable Pete and Ken to provide the OSCS with the direction required to take the business forward.

Pete HerdDirector
Joint company founder and plate cutting specialist Pete Herd believes that investment in leading edge technology is the key to success. He has a special interest in providing customers with the complete solution to cutting problems. Fast turnaround and high quality is his direction for the company.
Ken AlchinDirector
Ken was the joint owner of North Shore Laser Cutting with Pete Herd. A fitter and turner by trade, Ken has a strong technical background with extensive knowledge in being able to offer customers the right advice. Ken works closely with our key customers to ensure a value for money solution is achieved without compromising quality.

The Team

OSCS has an outstanding collection of talented staff here to help you. 
Craig HutchinsonGeneral
Craig is responsible for the overall day to day management of the OSCS team. He works closely with the sales team, design team and production team ensuring business deliverables are managed from point of concept to finished product. Craig has over 25 years of experience in the engineering and management industry which has taken him all over the world covering a wide range of projects. Financial management, system and process improvements and people management make Craig an integral component to the OSCS team.
Anthony BainesProduction Manager
Originating from the UK Anthony brings with him 15 years of laser cutting and combined metal working process experience. Anthony has responsibility for managing the overall production on a daily basis regularly ensuring customer deadlines are met. Anthony’s responsiveness to delivering projects in time, in spec and in full is second to none and this makes him and vital part of the organisation.
Ryall BosmanFolding Manager
Ryall is a trade qualified sheet metal tradesperson and has over 10 years’ experience in CNC folding. Developing extensive CNC press brake knowledge on Trumpf, LVD and Amada machines Ryall now utilises that experience managing the folding department. Key responsibilities are to ensure jobs run to schedule whilst maintaining a high level of quality. Ryall combines experience and attention to detail make him a key asset to the business.
Simon DayFactory Manager
Simon’s life has been laser! Starting from grass roots and working his way to the top Simon knows all there is to know. Combined laser knowledge, people management skills and technical background makes Simon a remarkable talent and asset to the business. Simon’s responsibility takes over when the work comes to the factory. Staff movement, production efficiency, technical queries and machine maintenance are all in a day’s work. Simon is an essential part of the business.
Tim RyderQuote Team Manager
Management of the quote team is Tim’s primary responsibility. Tim’s knowledge, experience and skills developed over 25 years has made him an integral part of the team and an excellent point of contact for those “tricky to deal with” jobs. As a co-owner of the business Tim’s number one priority is to make sure the customer is satisfied with the job outcome.
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