Doug Florence CEng MIMechE MIET MA(Hons)
Doug has been involved with the Machinery Directive since its inception back in 1995. He has been involved with
designing and building equipment to meet the requirements of the Directive, creating technical files, and
providing related consultancy and training services since then.
Twenty years of experience running his own industrial automation company have given him an excellent
understanding of the practice and principles of industrial control and automation. In more recent years he has
worked for Notified Bodies as a Technical Manager and General Manager.
He also believes that the world needs more big moustaches!
Tony Smith CEng MIET
Tony has spent the bulk of his career working with UK Machine Tool manufacturers. He has
worked extensively for them in South Africa and USA. Starting from an engineering apprenticeship he has covered
Managerial roles in Production tooling design, Contracts, Projects
and Quality. He also has much recent experience in special purpose machines using robots for vehicle parts
manufacture and for assembly of explosive detonators.
In recent years he has worked as Quality Manager and Technical Assessor in a Notified Body. He
has much experience in CE Marking and Compliance and ISO 9001 principles. He is also a skilled Technical Author
with much experience of developing operation manuals for machinery.