"My appointment was an outcome of the later workshop," says Managing Director, Brian Frame, "along with the appointment of a new non executive director."
Shifting a company that is stable, knows its market and delivers, to one that is dynamic, innovative and driven to become a global leader was part of the new MD's remit.
Scottish Enterprise Account Manager Carri Cusick and Brian Frame coincided in their involvement with Rautomead.
"The main areas of support from SE have been research and development (R&D) and international development through Scottish Development International (SDI) SE's international trade and investment service and Overseas Market Development Support," says Brian
explains: "We make the equipment that people use for continuous casting, but to sell those machines we need to trial-cast new materials to prove that they can be processed effectively.
Carri and I discuss the programme of international events we need to attend every year," says Brian
, "Germany is now like a 'home town'; we have a team going to Bangkok, we have been to the US this year, and attended trade fairs in Dubai.
Brian Frame, MD, Rautomead
"SE Account Managers, SDI and SMAS have been excellent.