A Production Manager at Sylatech has won an inaugural foundry industry award.

Mark Spooner, who works at the Kirkbymoorside-based engineering firm, was given the award during a trip to

the World Foundry Congress in South Korea.

In association with the Cast Metals Federation and the Institute of Cast Metals

Engineers, the new award is aimed at encouraging a young person in the cast metals

industry to increase their knowledge and develop some international experience.

Pam Murrell, CEO of the Cast metals Federation said: "Mark’s enthusiasm to ensure that Sylatech develops and innovates to improve casting quality and service to

its customers. The awards panel were confident that Mark’s thirst for knowledge and

interest in casting technology, will mean that he is able take full advantage from the


Mark said: “There are great opportunities locally in the casting industry and

hopefully this award will inspire further people to join Sylatech."