March 2019

MEET THE TEAM | PAUL DUGGAN

People really are at the heart of everything we do here at Ogle and, most importantly, the Ogle Factor. On that note, we’d like you to walk with us through reception and the front building, across the car park and past the middle building, through the double doors and into the Rapid Prototyping offices, where we’ll find to Mr Paul Duggan.

Having studied Industrial Design at Bournemouth University, Paul left and immediately begun working for a global product design agency from their office in the Republic of Ireland. Working with brands like Panasonic, Dell, Philips, Honeywell, Samsung, and many more, Paul’s interest in the manufacture and creation of such designs was sparked. Starting at Ogle Models in 2008, Paul is a Rapid Prototyping Supervisor.

Tell us more about your role and what gets you out of bed in the morning to come to work?

I have two beautiful children who make it exceptionally easy to get out of bed in the morning; it would be harder to stay in bed! As an RP Supervisor, I work across the department and closely with clients on their projects. Also, it’s a technology that involves processes that are continually evolving, so part of my role is to stay on top of trends and ensure that we’re delivering to the highest possible standard.

What made you choose Ogle and what’s your proudest moment to date?

Having come from an industrial design firm, I was keen to get more hands-on with the production of those concepts. It was great starting that way round as my understanding of client requirements and what they, as our clients, are managing for their clients, really makes a difference to the project and relationship.

As my wife may read this, I have to say that my proudest moment to date is my wedding day and the birth of my two beautiful children. On a professional level, it’s so hard to choose. We’ve seen some amazing projects come through this department for start-ups and global brands and it’s when we get the call from the client to say they’re delighted that I really feel great.

Can you tell us something we don’t know about you please?

My colleagues might have already guessed, but I don’t take life too seriously because it’s too short. The rest I’d tell you after you’ve bought me a Guinness.

And, finally, what advice would you give to someone starting in this industry?

Work hard, learn and have patience. It’s important to never believe you’re the best you can be. Keep going.

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