The 2016 Shot Peener of the Year Colin McGrory

Author:  Colin McGrory, Sandwell UK Ltd
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 31, Issue 1, Winter 2017
Doc ID:  2017002
Year of Publication:  2017
Colin Mcgrory is an entrepreneur, an innovator and a shot peening explorer. Colin appreciates being part of a successful business, but he especially thrives on continually learning something new about the shot peening process. Colin is the Technical Director of Sandwell UK. He and Liz Slater, Managing Director, founded the company in 1997. Sandwell UK provides shot peening, decorative finishing, specialist coatings, advanced technologies, failure analysis and performance engineering consulting to high-end clients in motorsports, oil and gas, renewables, aerospace, medical and consumer products. Colin’s interest in shot peening started long before he and Liz founded Sandwell UK. He began his career as a Metallurgical Engineer for military and civil aircraft systems. He transferred those skills to what many of us would consider to be a dream career in the world of Formula One. For over 20 years, he was fortunate enough to work alongside many of the greatest motorsport designers and engineers. The following interview with Colin will showcase the reasons he was chosen as our 2016 Shot Peener of the Year.

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