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Sykes Pumps appoint new director of major accounts

Stuart McConaghy

Stuart McConaghy takes on new senior management role in latest change designed to spearhead growth

PUMP hire specialists Sykes Pumps have appointed Stuart McConaghy to the role of director of major accounts, marking in the latest in a series of high-profile changes to the company’s senior management team designed to spearhead growth.

Mr McConaghy (pictured) takes over the role from Chris Graham, who has recently been promoted to sales director at the company. He will have responsibility for managing the company’s major accounts team and its biggest customers across all sectors, including quarrying and aggregates, civil engineering and construction, utilities and petrochemical industries.

Having started his career in the construction sector as a civil engineer, Mr McConaghy operated his own civil engineering business for several years before moving into the pump sector, where he has worked for the past 18 years.

His previous roles include both regional management for a major hire company and a business development position for a leading pump manufacturer, giving him both the technical and operational understanding to address customers’ needs.

Commenting on his new position, Mr McConaghy said: ‘Having worked in the construction sector I understand some of the site challenges that our customers face and my track record in the pump sector means that I also have excellent knowledge of pump technology and applications.

‘Sykes have an unparalleled fleet of hire pumps, an enviable national depot network and a wide range of major accounts, many of which are based on frameworks and preferred-supplier contracts.

‘I am looking forward to taking on responsibility for these major accounts and broadening our customer base across all sectors as part of the company’s dynamic growth strategy.’

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