Director of Engineering
A HISTORY OF ENGINEERING
Our founder, Anthony Taylor, began his engineering career back in 1958 when he worked as an apprentice for the industrial engineering company, Mirrlees.
During his time with Mirrlees, Tony learned his trade by working on commercial diesel engines for industrial and power-generated applications. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Tony progressed to Holset Engineering Co, another British engineering company. Tony eventually became Special Projects Manager at Holset.
Then, after several exciting projects with Holset Engineering Co, notably including heavy involvement with turbochargers for Formula 1, Tony founded AET in 1974.
Since the company’s origin, here at AET, we have gained experience and have shaped our team to bestow unmatched levels of expertise when it comes to engineering.
Tony’s Son, Andy, joined the company in 1993. Andy, at this time, was studying computer-aided engineering at university and he was asked by his father to assist the business with a ‘few computer bits’. Following the receipt of his bachelor’s degree in computer-aided engineering, Andy found himself spending most days here, learning from his father and developing his knowledge of turbochargers and engineering.
Fast forward to the turn of the century, and in 2001, Tony decided to step down from his role and take a ‘backseat’ in the running of the company. Thus, Andy was appointed Managing Director of AET. Andy aimed to build on the already well-established heritage his father and team created over 25 years ago.
Now, in 2023 as we approach our 50th anniversary, Andy is known as the ‘holy-grail’ of turbo engineering, and he has built a team of knowledgeable and skilled engineers who can, with the help of our state-of-the-art machinery, manufacture and re-engineer almost anything!