Bud Ashlock has been appointed as an engineer at Paragon Industries, the kiln and furnace manufacturer, USA.

Mr Ashlock came to Paragon from the aircraft industry. Though kilns are far removed from airplanes, there are similarities. High-speed aircraft deal with expansion of parts just like kilns.

“Air on the leading edge of the wings heats up,” he explained. “You’re also dealing with sheet metal, fasteners, and basic design concepts in both aircraft and kilns.”