Mr. John Dodd, Immediate Past President, OIPEEC
It is with great sadness we inform you of John Dodd’s passing. An OIPEEC member and Management Committee Member for many years; his quick wit and the twinkle in his eye will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Jill and family.
WIRELOCK® is the invention of John Dodd - chairman and founder of Millfield Enterprises (Manufacturing) LTD. John combined his passion for chemistry with and interest in the UK mining industry which was then a major part of the NE England’s industrial landscape. The mines were looking for a product that would eliminate the hazards of working with molten metal and produce a void free socket. The result of his research and drive was the manufacture of WIRELOCK® - the original cold socketing compound which was successfully launched in the UK mining industry in 1963.
Their contributions to the wire rope industry will not be forgotten.
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