Reaching a milestone birthday is something we like to mark here at CPA. That was no different for Tom Main (aka ‘Happy’). Tom celebrated his 65th birthday earlier this year and to honour that landmark TeamCPA celebrated with another team on Saturday.
Tom ‘Happy’ Main has been a stalwart here at CPA for 20 years. Originally a miner at Polkemet Colliery where he learned his trade as an Electrical Engineer. A trade that he has been, and continues to be generous with, passing on his expertise and knowledge to our own apprentices and colleagues - Past, Present and Future.
Normally at 65 plans turn to thinking about slowing down and hanging up tools and looking forward to widening horizons and perhaps taking up long forgotten hobbies. ‘Happy’, however, isn’t for hanging up his tools just yet and as a former keen cyclist, his new bike will have to wait a bit longer before he gets back in the saddle.
Tom is the epitome of a storyteller and his tails of adventures are always ‘side-splitting’ he spontaneously puts pen to paper to capture these stories in quite an unusual way with poetry. Most of his colleagues have had a little ‘ditty’ written about them and their adventures with ‘Happy’.
He may be small in stature, but he has a huge personality and one that we are Happy to continue to see every day.
Happy Birthday 'Happy' from us all at CPA Engineered Solutions