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Fond Farewell and Thank You to Brian Donald

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Brian Donald, our former Principal Design Engineer, a fond farewell as he heads into his retirement years.

Brian has been a true asset at Mech-Tool Engineering and with over 50 years’ experience as an engineer, his extensive knowledge and experience is second to none and he has demonstrated an outstanding and admirable commitment to the profession.

Starting his seven-year engineering training in 1963, with Bullen & Partners, a very well-known and prestigious local Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy, Brian chose to follow his career path as a freelance engineer, working for many well-known companies, one of which, of course, was Mech-Tool Engineering.

Brian has worked on contracts for MTE several times over many years, and specifically on several major projects, namely, Britannia in 1996, Shearwater in 1998 and latterly on the Montrose ALQ structure in 2012.

Prior to Brian leaving, we held a presentation for him and wanted to share a snippet of some lovely words that was put together by Ron Davison, Technical Director of Fire and Blast Solutions at Mech-Tool Engineering:

“It’s not just his engineering talents for which he deserves recognition, but also for his many desirable attributes, his honesty, his loyalty, his dependability, his willingness to help others, particularly in the guidance and encouragement he has given to help develop our younger less experienced engineers, and not least, his courage in attaining his considerable achievements despite his disability. One of Brian’s greatest attributes is his attention to detail, never leaving anything to chance and taking nothing for granted.”

Brian has been an inspiration here at Mech-Tool Engineering and we would like to thank him for all of his hard work and dedication to the company. He will be a great miss, however we wish him the very best as he heads into his very well deserved retirement.

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