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Dr Phil Ramsell CEng FICME


Phil died suddenly at home in September. He will be remembered throughout the cast metals industry as an expert in non-ferrous melting applications.

Much of his work with the industry has been with furnaces, initially specialising in heat treatment and subsequently for melting non-ferrous metals with both electricity and gas.

Phil began his working life at George Ellison Ltd in Birmingham as an engineering trainee in 1953 before moving to International Furnace Equipment ltd in Aldridge as a trainee draughtsman in 1956.
Having joined Fuel Furnaces Ltd in Great Barr in Birmingham in 1959 as a trainee technical representative, Phil worked his way up to head of sales and service development, before being appointed to th read more