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United Plant Services extend management team

Gordon Dick

Machinery maintenance specialists UPS appoint Gordon Dick as national business development manager

MACHINERY maintenance specialists United Plant Services (UPS) have further strengthened their management team with the appointment of Gordon Dick as national business development manager.

Mr Dick began his career as a student with Bardon, part of Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, working his way through various operational and managerial roles, before joining Lafarge Tarmac as operations manager in 2014.

His strong belief that a quality choice of outsourcing options can help to develop a more strategic focus on core values and business, led him to Babcock International where, as area business manager, he was responsible for health and safety, fleet management, maintenance, and environmental and quality compliance. It is from here that he joins UPS as national business development manager.

‘The machine maintenance sector is constantly evolving and has changed significantly since I started working in the quarrying industry nearly 20 years ago,’ explained Mr Dick. ‘The choice now on offer to fleet managers when it comes to maintenance and servicing is a lot wider, enabling them to choose the most appropriate contract for their business and machines.

‘It is this bespoke service which is at the core of the UPS ethos and one of the many aspects of their business which attracted me to the role. Their continued dedication to deliver the highest standard of mobile plant maintenance, regardless of brand or location, also really appealed to me.’

He added: ‘I am very much looking forward to taking on this new role, as I firmly believe that with our collective industry experience, UPS are uniquely placed to provide bespoke and specific scheduled and routine maintenance to our customers, wherever they are and whatever machines they own.’

Welcoming Mr Dick to the team, Mark Cooper, managing director of United Plant Services, said: ‘UPS continue to go from strength to strength, but there are still many more opportunities out there and potential for further internal developments – this is where Gordon comes in.

‘His experience of the industry through various roles has given him a unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to knowing what is best for individual customers. We are delighted to welcome him to the team and are extremely excited about what the future holds.’

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