Archive 2016 08

Appointments Appointments Our round-up of the industry’s movers and shakers Hewden appoints Patrick Jelly as group sales director NATIONAL specialist equipment and crane hire firm Hewden has appointed former Pitney Bowes boss, Patrick Jelly, to the newly created role of group sales and marketing director. Jelly will be responsible for overseeing Hewden’s overall sales and commercial strategy and ensuring Hewden delivers on its promise to be the UK’s leading on-site solutions specialist. He will report directly to CEO, Adrian Murphy. “Patrick brings a wealth of experience in change management and a proven track record in successfully executing business strategies across a multitude of markets. As part of Hewden’s vision and transformation, we will be targeting more specialist sectors than ever before, so Patrick’s expertise will be crucial to realising that vision,” said Murphy. Sokhi to head up engineering at Terex GLOBAL equipment solutions provider Terex Construction has named Satpal Sokhi as head of engineering for its UK manufacturing facility in Coventry. Sokhi, who has worked within the Terex Group for more than 13 years, began his new role in March. Since joining the Terex engineering department in 2003, Sokhi has been involved in the development of a number of gamechanging product innovations, including Tier 4-final emissions compliant engines across the Terex site dumper portfolio, four-wheel backhoe crab steer and the market’s first use of start-stop machinery control. Gregg Horne, general manager at Terex Construction’s Coventry facility, said: “We’re confident that Satpal will make a hugely positive impact, bringing even greater value to our current procedures with his skilled perspective. Terex continues to invest in R&D, technology and equipment improvements and Satpal will play a key role in this ongoing development.” www.builderandengineer.8 co.uk Gary to Marshall new operations at Sweco UK ENGINEERING consultancy Sweco UK has bolstered its building services offering with the appointment of Gary Marshall as its new operations director. Marshall has more than 25 years’ experience in engineering, and joins the company’s Maidenhead office after working at a senior level as a director for other leading consultancy practices in the industry. He joins Sweco following its acquisition of Grontmij UK in October last year and subsequent rebrand in April 2016. Geoffrey Palmer, director of building services, said: “Gary’s knowledge and expertise enhances our existing services, and will allow us to further diversify our offering and open the door to a wider range of client projects.” Mill becomes finance director at Winder Power THE UK’s leading manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, Winder Power, has appointed Andy Mill as its new finance director. Mill joined the expanding award-winning company, which received the Best Small Manufacturer in Yorkshire accolade at the 2016 Made in Yorkshire awards, on June 1. A highly experienced industry professional, Mill brings a wealth of experience to the role, including sectoral expertise gleaned from senior roles within leading companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lexia Solutions Group and the Andrew Page Group. He has previously won the Yorkshire rising star of the year award for companies with turnover between £25m to £70m. Laurence MacKenzie, group managing director of Winder Power, said: “We are delighted to have someone with Andy’s experience and expertise joining the team at Winder Power. We see him as someone who will help us considerably as we continue to grow and develop the business.” John nets managing director role CONSTRUCTIONLINE has welcomed John Edmunds as its new managing director. In his role, Edmunds will take over the day-to-day running of the business as well as the company’s long-term growth strategy including overseeing the development and launch of the company’s new web-based digital platform and buyer services. Edmunds, who has more than 15 years’ experience delivering business transformation, product development and new market growth within the tech sector across a broad range of industries, joins from FutureLogic Inc., California, where he held various senior executive positions. He has also earned a number of accolades, including in 2015, the 40 Under 40 Award for Emerging Leader in the Global Gaming Industry. David joins Street Crane STREET Crane has boosted its team with the appointment of David Williams as quality manager. Joining from SIHI Group and with 25 years of experience of the manufacturing industry, Williams will be responsible for ensuring Street’s products, services and processes continuously improve and perform to the required standards. Based at Street’s head office in Chapelen le-Frith, he will lead a team of two quality experts, working closely with the technical, production and commercial departments to ensure that Street maintains high performance standards across all of its operations. Chris Lindley-Smith, sales director at Street, said: “David has specialised in quality management for a large part of his career, so will be a great asset to our team. With new requirements due to be enforced within the next three years, his expertise, particularly in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, will ensure that we can continue to deliver worldclass products and services.”

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