• Award-winning Design Engineer joins HMPS – Henry Atkins appointed.
    Award-winning Design Engineer joins HMPS – Henry Atkins appointed.

New appointment: Henry Atkins, an award-winning design engineer has joined the HMPS team in Adelaide.

According to Shaun Westcott, CEO at HMPS, Atkins is a great addition to the team at one of Australia’s leading machine building companies in terms of both knowledge, and accolades.

Henry graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2016 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) where he gained experience working in automotive manufacturing during his studies. Since graduating, Henry has been involved in the fields of Aerodynamic Engineering and Research, Agricultural Science, and manufacturing engineering.

The research and development of cycling helmets for Scott Sports undertaken by Henry and the team produced helmets that were used by Michelton-Scott (then Orica-Scott), an Australian Professional Road Race Cycling team, in addition to professional cyclists worldwide.

The development team, of which Henry is part, were awarded the Malcom Kinnaird Engineering Excellence Award 2018 and have been selected as finalists for the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards. The awards recognise and promote new, innovative, and life changing ideas that bring fundamental change to our society. The Australian Engineering Excellence Award ceremony takes place later this month at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

Henry joined HMPS because of its drive to develop unique and innovative solutions to packaging machinery design and he believes that the company is well positioned to thrive in a rapidly changing industry.

Henry says: “I aim to apply my knowledge and skills within the company and look forward to contributing to ongoing innovation at HMPS in order to support the company in its quest for growth in both its national and international markets.”

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