Congratulations to Wayne Griffiths & Malcolm Southee who today join the over 40s club!! They join an elite band of merry men; Ged Keigher [52yrs], Dave Thacker [42yrs] and Steve Higginson [42yrs]. To mark the occasion of joining the over 40’s club we have the first two of our personal profiles of the Langfields team.
Malcolm commenced employment on the 12th May 1980 as a multi coded welder in stainless steel, nickel alloys and reactive metals. Malcolm is one of our highly skilled welders and has successfully worked on numerous highly regulated contracts specialising in welding of nickel alloys and reactive metals in our workshop and on UK and overseas contracts.
Malcolm is married to Mary, has two grown up children David & Lisa and two grandchildren. Due to Covid-19 Malcolm is classed as high risk and we wish him a safe return to work when available.
Wayne started his employment as an apprentice welder on the 16th June 1980, successfully becoming a multi coded welder in stainless steel, nickel alloys and reactive metals. In 1990 Wayne transitioned from the shop floor to the office taking responsibility for the welding engineering and executing of site work contracts which has seen Langfields successfully complete highly regulated contracts not only in the UK but worldwide.
Whilst still having responsibility for the welding engineering, Wayne was Engineering Manager up to 2015 when he became Operations Director for the Salford / Dunfermline facilities. This year has seen Wayne take on a new challenge as Special Projects Director where the company has successfully secured contracts in the Nuclear / Oil Gas sector for complex advanced welding solutions.
Wayne is married to Trisha [bless her!!] and has two grown up children Steven and Charlotte.
Both Malcolm and Wayne are great ambassadors for Langfields, having been an inspiration and mentor to many welding apprentices over the years, always happy to assist and offer advice. We wish both of them and their families every success for the future and look forward to many more years to come.