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Barbara Boe:

As Oscar Wilde once said never ask a lady her age but always remember her birthday. With this in mind Barbara Boe has her birthday on 31 January and since 2000 has been the driving force of CGB. Taking over from her late husband Gordon, Barbara has continued in his foot steps as the company’s Managing Director to design and build world class specialist engineering machinery. Working with her son Carl, Barbara has grown CGB to be a specialist player in the foam conversion industries and has maintained and developed the company’s profile to be admired and respected globally.

Before taking over the leadership at CGB Barbara has worked in management within the engineering sector for 16 years. Responsible for the activities of 12 personnel her team was highly valued for their contribution towards the efficient running of the business. A proud mother and grandmother Barbara believes in the power of family and adopts a caring and supportive approach in the way CGB is run today.

One of a small number of women managers in the engineering sector Barbara has gained the respect from many key players in her field for her innovative approach to business and her passion for building some of the best machines in the industry. At CGB customers get more than an engineering solution they get the honesty and reliability that can be expected from a close circle of friends.

Carl Boe:

Young at heart and with a passion for big American cars and sourcing spares through e-bay Carl has engineering running through his veins. A time-served engineer, with a natural talent Carl has been crafting metal and harnessing technology to offer customers state-of-the-art cutting solutions for many years. With a natural gift to create specialist machinery Carl runs the workshop as the Production Director and in doing so co-ordinates the energy of CGB’s dedicated engineering team. Amongst his responsibilities are new product development, production and team management.

A proud father and uncle, Carl enjoys youthful company and can often be found playing football and inventing the bizarre and unusual. Experienced and professional, Carl has a wealth of engineering know-how and is always first in the queue to prove the impossible and push the boundaries of the unbelievable.