New Year Promotions

Feb 22, 2024 | News, People

Dales are pleased to confirm the promotion of two members of staff, both effective from 1st January 2024.


James Dooling BSc(Hons), Head of Technical

In his new capacity as Head of Technical, James assumes leadership of our technical department. His responsibilities include directing the technical department, overseeing and managing contracts from the initial point of order to job completion, creating CAD designs, offering technical support for inquiries and ongoing orders, as well as training newcomers in the project management team.

James joined Dales in 2009 as a Project Manager, shortly after achieving his BSc(Hons) in Product Design. He was promoted to Senior Project Manager in 2017 and therefore completely understands the workings of the Technical Department, with over 15 years of service.


David Pritchard BEng(Hons), Head of Production

As Head of Production, David’s responsibilities include leading the Production department, assigning delivery dates, producing manufacturing drawings, ordering stock & material, and training newcomers to the Production department.

After completing his A-levels, David joined Dales in October 2014 as an Apprentice in the Production Processing department. As part of his apprenticeship, David studied Manufacturing Engineering achieving his BEng(Hons) degree.

David’s achievements and recent promotion are a clear illustration of the benefits that an apprenticeship with Dales can provide.


James Dooling, Dales Senior Project Manager
David Pritchard, Dales Head of Technical

David Pritchard (BEng), Head of Production

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