Geoff Marshall notched up 25 years service at Nottingham-based SCM Group UK on April 1. He is currently working on SCM’s customer help desk, specialising in panel processing machines, planer moulders, window lines and classical woodworking machines.

Beginning his working life as an apprentice toolmaker at Myford Lathes and Berridge Engineering, Mr Marshall then became a qualified toolmaker at Bell Fruit Manufacturing, followed by stripping and fitting-out Chieftan and Centurian tanks at the Chilwell Depot in Nottingham.

After a period building aircraft engines at Rolls Royce, Derby, Mr Marshall entered the woodworking machinery sector as service manager at Poole Wood Equipment, but after three years, joined SCM in 1985 as an installation and service engineer, specialising in window lines and planer moulders in the joinery industry. He was a shareholder of Tekna Services, a division of SCM GB, set up in 1992 to expand SCM’s servicing capabilities, and he greatly contributed to SCM’s expansion in the UK at that time.

In 2001, Mr Marshall suffered a back injury and came off the road to take up his current role, one that includes scheduling service engineers for SCM installations and assisting customers on the phone with any service related queries.

“Geoff is an integral part and a valued member of SCM’s service team, with a great deal of knowledge on a wide range of machines and we congratulate him reaching 25 years’ service at SCM,” said SCM’s service manager, John Allenby.