Meet the Skelair Team

Head Office – From our head office in Holmes Chapel, our experienced engineering team provide rapid response and nationwide support – helping to keep your machines moving and consumables fully stocked.

John Mayo

John Mayo

Managing Director

Since joining Skelair in 1999, John has played a leading role in developing the company’s manufacturer partnerships and driving forward customer service standards. With a career history that is steeped in engineering, prior to joining Skelair, John worked in various management roles at Scania, specifically within the distributor network.

Steph Keane

Steph Keane

Sales Director

As Sales Director, Steph is responsible for all aspects of Skelair’s sales functions – from new rigs and drilling consumables through to pre-owned sales and the hire fleet.

Steph has almost 20 years’ experience in the drilling industry, working with manufacturers to develop solutions which meet the needs of customers UK-wide and continue to drive forward innovation in the sector.

Steve Lashley

Steve Lashley

Drill & Blast Operations Manager

Steve joined Skelair’s Contract Drilling division in 2012 from Bam Ritchies, where he gained over 20 years’ experience across the full range of quarry operations. Since then he has received the Rexnord Award for the best result in the Quarry Blasting part of the Diploma in Quarry Technology. In his current role Steve has full operational responsibility for all drilling and blasting requirements.

Catherine Kempton

Catherine Kempton

Financial Controller

Catherine Kempton started working for Skelair aged 17 as Trainee Office Administrator. She is now Financial Controller at Skelair. Skelair are always keen to promote and develop staff within and this is a true reflection of Catherine’s commitment, drive and dedication to her work.

Get in touch

To discuss your ground engineering requirements or enquire about our specialist contract drilling services, contact us today.