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United Plant Services restructure for growth

United Plant Services

Company’s five-year strategy for growth sees creation of three new regional manager roles

UNITED Plant Services, independent providers of engineering support and maintenance for heavy mechanical equipment within the mining, construction and quarry industry, have boosted their commitment to service for customers throughout the UK with the appointment of three new regional managers.

The new roles are part of a wider strategy created by recently appointed managing director Greg Mulhearn, who has put in place a five-year growth plan that will see the company strengthen its position as a leading engineering business within its area of expertise.

Newly appointed regional manager North, Rob Davis-Hilliard, has joined United Plant from Caterpillar distributors Finning UK, whilst Jimmy Rice has made an internal move from depot manager to become regional manager South, and fellow employee Gavin Dunsmore has moved from workshop foreman to take the role of regional manager Scotland.

Joining United Plant from Finning UK, Rob Davis-Hilliard brings more than 13 years’ experience to the role. Following a four-year apprenticeship, which qualified him as a workshop engineer, he then became a field service controller, which allowed him to gather managerial and hands-on customer service expertise, before taking on a supervisory role in the workshop.

Mr Davis-Hilliard manages the North, a territory that runs from the Scottish boarder to United Plant’s facility in Burton-upon-Trent. He is responsible for the North engineering team as well as ongoing customer relationships, new business opportunities, safe working practices and KPI reporting.

Newly appointed regional manager South, Jimmy Rice, has been with United Plant for more than eight years. With an apprenticeship at Bell Equipment under his belt, he joined United Plant in 2010, embarking on a career with the company that has involved working as a service engineer in Africa, before progressing to positions including yard foreman, service manager and depot manager, with responsibility for a team of engineers, servicing, parts supply and invoicing.

His territory stretches from the A50 in the Midlands down to the South Coast and he has responsibility for his engineering team and their safety, maintaining and developing customer relationships, and KPI reporting.

The third appointment, also an internal move, has seen Gavin Dunsmore become regional manager Scotland. A qualified engineer, Mr Dunsmore has been with United Plant since 1997 and brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having previously supported customers including Scottish Coal and Balfour Beatty, before joining the power-generation division, and subsequently a foreman position.

He now takes responsibility for the Scottish engineering team as well as ongoing customer relationships, new business opportunities, safe working practices and KPI reporting.

Commenting on his five-year strategy, managing director Greg Mulhearn said: ‘We are committed to placing customer solutions at the heart of our business and our three new regional managers will be working in close partnership with our national customer base to deliver engineering and compliance solutions to the highest levels. It’s an exciting time for United Plant as we look to the future and I wish each of our regional managers every success in their new role.’

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