Martin retired from the AEMT at the end of 2019 and remains available to the AEMT as a lecturer for the Ex courses and a consultant. He started his career with an apprenticeship at Brush Electrical Machines, before becoming their senior design engineer for traction and also Turbo Alternators. He has been involved with the AEMT Hazardous Area Courses since 1996 and is one of the few lecturer's in the world to have both Units Ex 001 and 005 personal competency for IEC Ex. Over those years he has built up a tremendous knowledge of IECEx standards with regards to Hazardous Areas, and trained a large number of engineers and technicians involved with Hazardous Area Equipment Repair.
After many years in the industry as an approved Electrician, Foreman, Supervisor, and Manager, which included working on Hazardous area equipment worldwide, he joined Loughborough College as a lecturer in 2005. He became course leader for the AEMT Motor Rewind Apprentice Scheme and JTL Apprentice Electricians Scheme. He has since retired from this role and now occasionally helps out as a support lecturer on the Hazardous Area Courses.
Karl has worked within the rewind industry since 1987 developing a broad and deep knowledge of the sector. He joins the team full-time and has been tasked with finding the answers to members questions, whether they be standard engineering practise, or explosion proof (Ex). He will also be supporting the Ex repair courses and helping develop awareness and integration of the new repair standards BS EN & IEC 60034-23 for the repair, overhaul and reclamation of rotating electrical machines. Starting his apprenticeship at York based service centre Eclipse Engineering, Karl trained as a time served electrical rewinder and fitter, where he worked extensively with low voltage machines, pumps and gearboxes. In 2011, he left Eclipse to move into sales then moved on to Featherston as workshop manager, where he gained experience in handling medium to high voltage equipment. He later became works manager of Kirkby Lindsey in 2015 where he was also the responsible person for signing off all Ex equipment.