The end of a legend!
After a paltry 50 years in the industry Pete Hill has finally called it a day!
Starting out his career in 1963 at Spartan Steels as a trainee metallurgist Peter went on to qualify as Associate of Institute of Metallurgy.
Having qualified as a metallurgist in 1975 he immediately took a job as a salesman for RGB (Then R G Brown), working under the draconian management regime of our own lovable Chris Price. Not a marriage made in heaven.
As it soon became apparent that Peter was far too nice to sell to anyone and should have stayed in metallurgy a very wise decision was made to transfer his technical skills into setting up a very efficient QA department.
In 1993 he was on the move again. This time to Avesta Stainless working as QA manager within the newly set up projects department run by yours truly. (Well I had to find someone to sort out all of those data books required by the contractors). Pete took to it like a duck to rock climbing!
We had many a great time travelling around Europe carrying out supplier Kick off project meetings and getting royally pissed at every opportunity. (Boy can this guy drink!!)
His next move was in 2004 to Metalfin as their new QA manager, taking full responsibility for the group quality control in tubular and flat products.
Pete Hill at Stock Services
Fortunately for the health of the industry Pete decided that work was getting in the way of his two great loves, drinking and regular cruising around the world with his wife, the lovely Jane, so in 2007 he decided to go part time as QA consultant to Stock Services. A job he has carried out with great commitment and the necessary patience to cope with our quirky way of doing things.
His last role for us was to amazingly manoeuvre us through our latest Lloyds audit, a herculean feat!
I am sure, like us here at Stock Services everyone who has had the great privilege of working with Peter will want to wish him all the very best for the future.
In honour of his great services we have awarded him the honorary position of first on list at all future company evenings (piss ups)
If anyone would like to send him any wishes you can do so by posting a comment on this blog