Williams engineer waves goodbye after 29 years

A quality control engineer at Williams Refrigeration has stepped down from his role after giving the company 29 years’ service.

Robert Strudwick retired last week after clocking up almost three decades at the Kings Lynn-based refrigeration manufacturer.

Since joining he has seen the business expand, change locations and, in recent years, place significant focus on energy efficiency and sustainable refrigeration.

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“Other than the Victoria sponge cake my colleague made last week, I would say an overall highlight of working here was joining at such an early stage in the company’s history,” said Strudwick. “It really felt like we were pioneers; commercial refrigeration was only beginning to take off.”

With a background in mechanical engineering, Strudwick started working for Williams as a production supervisor. After 10 years working hands on with both the general engineering and welding departments of the company, he moved into quality control.

Despite his departure, Strudwick will continue to have connections with the company as his son-in-law Carl works for Williams as a foreman welder. Both his daughters have also worked for the business in the past.

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