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Hargreaves hires new operations director

Hargreaves has appointed Steve Thomas as operations director, giving him full operational and commercial control over all Hargreaves projects throughout the UK.

Mr Thomas remit will cover everything from multi-million-pound contracts to supply-only agreements. He will have a pivotal role in liaising directly with project managers and manufacturing departments, as well as co-ordinating engineering, quality control and health and safety teams.

Steve, who holds an MSc in Mechanical & Engineering Project Management from Loughborough University, has worked in the industry since leaving school, having started work as an apprentice in Manchester.

He has over twenty five years’ experience in the mechanical and electrical engineering industry, operating in a variety of managerial and director roles for local and national organisations as well as overseas work in Australia.

The Hargreaves name has become synonymous with ventilation ductwork, and the company is renowned throughout the industry as a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality heating, ventilation and air conditioning solutions.

Steve said: “I am delighted to have joined the team at Hargreaves’ head office in Bury.

“The company prides itself on delivering quality products and my role as operations director will be key to maintaining and promoting that standard to staff, clients and contractors.”

Tim Hopkinson, CEO of Hargreaves, said: “Steve is a great acquisition for the company, offering us the right mix of industry knowledge and management experience.

“It is a very important time for Hargreaves, with our reputation for delivering high-quality ventilation ductwork solutions, particularly in the nuclear sector, leading to more and more prestigious contract wins.

“Steve is the right person to lead our operations forward in this period of growth.”

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