Specialist Spotlight: George Harris on Pretreatment and Personal Growth

George Harris, our technical assistant on all things pretreatment, spoke to us about his background, his time here and his thoughts on pretreatment.

George Harris, BSc. Technical Assistant on Pretreatment
George Harris, BSc.
Technical Assistant

Tell us a bit about your background.

I came to Trimite after leaving the University of Chester with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology.

The chemistry I worked with during my degree was very different to what I work with at Trimite, but that simply means it has been a constant learning and growing experience for me from day 1. To aid my growth, I have also undertaken the Institute of Material Finishing’s Foundation Course since starting here; my final exam is in June.

I have always had an innate interest in the building blocks of our world. Working at Trimite has given me an insight into just how important surface engineering and finishing are on a macro-scale and atomic level.

How long have you worked at Trimite? 
Since June 2020, so just over 11 months.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

No two days are the same. There is always a new query, or laboratory procedure, or customer visit which requires attention. This variation of day-to-day experiences keeps my job fresh, engaging and means I also learn something new nearly every day.

Why is pretreatment important? 
Pretreatment is a fundamental process in the effort to extend product service life. It is a no-brainer for any cost effective business.

What does Trimite offer its customers that’s different from others: 
Consistent, quick response and in-depth technical support for all our customers to attain their optimum process.