46 Years…It’s Miller Time!

Long serving CMS Cepcor employee Brian Miller has taken retirement after 46 years of working in the crushing industry. Spending a total of 16 years with the Coalville based company, Brian originally joined OEM crusher manufacturer Frederick Parker in the summer of ‘69 as a young trainee machinist and was initially trained to cut keyways in new crusher, screen and asphalt plant shafts using a Cincinnati milling machine. 

Eventually he was moved on to operate a large 25’ bed Elgamill, where Brian machined new Parker crusher mainframes and jawstocks amongst other major components for the wide range of plant they manufactured.

During this time Brian held positions of responsibility including that of shop rep, shop steward and importantly the glue that held large manufacturing business together the Sport and Social Chairman, ensuring each and every member received a turkey and bottle of wine at Christmas.

Brian continued his career progression at Parker becoming works foreman in 1982, then superintendent and finally assistant works manager before financial issues led to the demise of the brand.

In 1999 Brian joined Cepcor where he successfully managed their large stock inventory and warehousing functions handling both genuine and aftermarket crusher spare parts and wear parts.

Following the acquisition of Cepcor by Crusher Manganese Steels Limited and the forming of CMS Cepcor in Coalville, Brian was appointed works manager with responsibility for all crusher service and stock management (those annual stock takes will never be the same again!).

For the last few years Brian has worked as project manager overseeing the commissioning of the new CMS Cepcor Technical Centre manufacturing and warehousing facility and more recently the logistics of populating our new global headquarters warehouse in Coalville with our vast stock inventory.

17 Hillhead exhibitions

Brian has been a pivotal team member in organising the Hillhead exhibition stands for the company and during the last 46 years Brian has attended 17 Hillhead exhibitions for which his organisational skills and hard work will be sorely missed by the team for the upcoming Hillhead 2016.

Being an avid Leicester City supporter Brian in his younger years had a fearsome reputation as a tough tackling midfielder and respected manager in the Leicester amateur leagues. He is also known as a very generous man devoting a considerable amount of his time to charity work including helping to run Thurmaston Charity Bikers which is focussed on helping good causes in the local community.

Being a true company man through and through Brian and his work ethic has been a key contributing factor in the success of CMS Cepcor over the years and those who have been well trained under his stewardship are well placed to now try and fill the void he will leave behind.


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