Our people

Our team have years of experience and just as much passion.

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Paul Kilbride

CEO, Troy UK Group

Following a successful career as Managing Director at Moldex and Ansell UK Ltd, he acquired his first enterprise, Eurogrind Ltd and soon after BAW Ltd. In 2010 he went on to purchase Troy UK and has worked tirelessly with his like-minded team, to achieve an ambitious vision by pushing the boundaries in all areas of the business.  As the owner and driving force behind the Troy UK Group, he now owns one of the fastest growing companies in the South West of England.

Andrew Snell

Managing Director

Having started my working life as a toolmaking apprentice, and then moving on to focus on Operational Management, Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement throughout my previous work history, in Aerospace & Steel Industry Sectors. I started with BAW Precision Engineering Ltd back in 2017 with a weath of Operational Experience to offer, since moving to our new fantastic facility in Baglan South Wales, I have now taken up the position of Troy Manufacturing Group Managing Director.

Long-term Employees

Michael Morgan

Senior Inspector

A timed served toolmaker, with “TRW Steering Components” in Resolven, Mike joined BAW in 1985 as a qualified machinist.

Following a successful 5 year career grinding and milling, Mike was then approached to support our inspection department, with his particular knowledge of automotive components proving extremely valuable.

Mike successfully attended a number of Quality Inspection residential courses, with W.S Atkins and Mitutoyo.

Mike is also responsible for the calibration and certification of all our inspection equipment, in line with our ISO 9001 Accreditation.

Tony Williams

Production Director

Tony Joined Eurogrind in its infancy, back in 1983 as a Production Manager, overseeing the daily production of both custom and standard tooling.

Tony has a very “Hands on Approach” within the business, and is not adverse to carrying out machining, brazing and inspection as and when the demand dictates.

In 2008, Tony was made a director and remains a committed Engineer, passing his unique knowledge and skills on to the newer generation of our machinists.

Leyton Thomas

Key Accounts Manager

Leyton has been with the company for 10 years, having previously worked for a customer of BAW – Atlantic Plastics – in an engineering role.

He identified a need for a sales position at BAW which he was eager to explore, whilst still maintaining an Engineering role at Atlantic Plastics. He secured a position as Sales Engineer at BAW and later became Sales Manager which led on to becoming a Director and more recently “Group Sales Director” for Troy Manufacturing.

Steven Skinner

Design Manager

I have worked for the company for  40 years, starting at the company as an apprentice, Designing components, liaising with customers, quoting, Commissioning and training, CNC milling, manual milling, turning, grinding, assembling and more.  The role has given me the opportunity to travel all around the UK, as well as China, Spain and Hungary.

Andrew Williams

Workshop Manager

I have worked at the company for 34 years, starting as an apprentice. I manage the workshop, specialising in grinding – surface/cylindrical as well as manuual millling and turing.

David Balfour

Area Sales Manager

A time served engineer, having completed 4 years as an apprentice, 10 years programming, setting and operating CNC machine tools. He has spent over 30 years working for major tooling and machine tool companies and is now Sales Manager for Eurogrind, specialising in Special Tooling Solutions.

Apprenticeship Scheme

Troy Manufacturing Group takes on a limited number of apprentices each year following a strict selection process and it is paramount that they fit the culture and ethos of the Group and share in their values. Over 4 years they are fully trained on all equipment & machinery, achieving industry recognised qualifications. We pride ourselves in creating an inclusive learning culture allowing our apprentices to thrive, whilst benefiting from being surrounded by decades of experience.

Our people

Our team have years of experience and just as much passion.

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Paul Kilbride

Chairman & CEO, Troy UK Group

Following a successful career as Managing Director at Moldex and Ansell UK Ltd, he acquired his first enterprise, Eurogrind Ltd and soon after BAW Ltd. In 2010 he went on to purchase Troy UK and has worked tirelessly with his like-minded team, to achieve an ambitious vision by pushing the boundaries in all areas of the business.  As the owner and driving force behind the Troy UK Group, he now owns one of the fastest growing companies in the South West of England.

Andrew Snell

Managing Director

Having started my working life as a toolmaking apprentice, and then moving on to focus on Operational Management, Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement throughout my previous work history, in Aerospace & Steel Industry Sectors. I started with BAW Precision Engineering Ltd back in 2017 with a weath of Operational Experience to offer, since moving to our new fantastic facility in Baglan South Wales, I have now taken up the position of Troy Manufacturing Group Managing Director.

Long-term Employees

Michael Morgan

Senior Inspector

A timed served toolmaker, with “TRW Steering Components” in Resolven, Mike joined BAW in 1985 as a qualified machinist.

Following a successful 5 year career grinding and milling, Mike was then approached to support our inspection department, with his particular knowledge of automotive components proving extremely valuable.

Mike successfully attended a number of Quality Inspection residential courses, with W.S Atkins and Mitutoyo.

Mike is also responsible for the calibration and certification of all our inspection equipment, in line with our ISO 9001 Accreditation.

Tony Williams

Production Director

Tony Joined Eurogrind in its infancy, back in 1983 as a Production Manager, overseeing the daily production of both custom and standard tooling.

Tony has a very “Hands on Approach” within the business, and is not adverse to carrying out machining, brazing and inspection as and when the demand dictates.

In 2008, Tony was made a director and remains a committed Engineer, passing his unique knowledge and skills on to the newer generation of our machinists.

Leyton Thomas

Key Accounts Manager

I have worked for the company for 10 years. I was in an Engineering role with a previous customer of BAW – Atlantic Plastics – and identified a sales position within BAW which I was eager to explore.

Following numerous attempts convincing the previous owners (Pre Paul Kilbride) – finding new customers for BAW whilst still maintaining my Engineers Role at Atlantic Plastics, I managed to secure a position as Sales Engineer. I later became “Sales Manager” which led onto becoming a Director, and recently “Group Sales Director” for Troy Manufacturing.

Steven Skinner

Design Manager

I have worked for the company for  40 years, starting at the company as an apprentice, Designing components, liaising with customers, quoting, Commissioning and training, CNC milling, manual milling, turning, grinding, assembling and more.  The role has given me the opportunity to travel all around the UK, as well as China, Spain and Hungary.

Andrew Williams

Workshop Manager

I have worked at the company for 34 years, starting as an apprentice. I manage the workshop, specialising in grinding – surface/cylindrical as well as manuual millling and turing.

David Balfour

Area Sales Manager

Time served engineer, 4 years as an apprentice, 10 years programming, setting and operating CNC machine tools. 30 years working for major tooling and Machine tool companies.

Sales Manger for Eurogrind specialising in Special Tooling Solutions

Apprenticeship Scheme

Troy Manufacturing Group takes on a limited number of apprentices each year following a strict selection process and it is paramount that they fit the culture and ethos of the Group and share in their values. Over 4 years they are fully trained on all equipment & machinery, achieving industry recognised qualifications. We pride ourselves in creating an inclusive learning culture allowing our apprentices to thrive, whilst benefiting from being surrounded by decades of experience.