Staff Retirement Creates New Team Opportunity

Skelair Announces Changing of the Service Engineer Guard
Staff Retirement Creates New Team Opportunity

Ground engineering and rock drilling specialist, Skelair International, would like to congratulate service engineer, Dave Evans, for his 14 year tenure with the company and wish him all the best as he prepares for retirement at the end of the year. Coming on board to take over the reins is Richard Thomason, who joins the three-strong service team with a proven track record in service and maintenance.

A valuable member of the service engineer team since 2004, Dave has played a key role in developing a robust operation which enables Skelair to service and maintain drill rigs UK-wide. From Skelair’s headquarters in Holmes Chapel, the engineer team provides a rapid response service to site as well as planned maintenance from its service facility.

John Mayo, Managing Director, Skelair, comments: “Dave has been an excellent asset to the team and helped us to establish a market-leading service offering. We’re sorry to see him go but wish him all the very best for his retirement.”

Richard joins Skelair from UK Platforms where he was responsible for working on fault finding, overhaul and service of a wide range of plant/powered access equipment. In his new role as service engineer, Richard will support clients nationwide as well as help to maintain the Skelair rental fleet and deliver orientation training to hire customers.

Commenting on his move to Skelair, Richard said: “I’m excited to be joining a company that has such a strong reputation for service in the industry. Working alongside Dave before he leaves at the end of December will also give me a great opportunity to benefit from his extensive experience when it comes to the drilling industry specifically.”

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