Untha UK adds to staff

Neil Jefferies promoted to finance director, and Marcus Brew named sales director.

February 26, 2014
RTGE Staff
Equipment & Products Personnel

Untha UK, a manufacturer of shredders for the recycling and solid waste industry, based in North Yorkshire, U.K., has promoted Neil Jefferies to the position of finance director, while Marcus Brew has stepped into the position of sales director. The company says that the two newly created posts highlight the ongoing structure that is being added to the business as its customer base continues to expand.

Chris Oldfield, UNTHA UK’s managing director, says, “When we became Untha UK in 2011, our business entered a new phase of development. Despite a challenging economic climate we continued to innovate and in the last two years, Untha UK has grown by 500 percent as a result.

“We have also set our sights on further growth over the next three years, so this new organizational structure has been implemented to ensure we remain true to our company values. We have brought added clarity to each of our job roles, objectives and corporate vision, which we hope will lead to more organized and motivated departments. The advantages of a more closely-knit team of course translate into customer benefits too.”

Jeffries’ core responsibilities include the strategic development of Untha UK’s financial resources, plus the management of day-to-day operations in the North Yorkshire office. His focus will be to uphold the highest quality standards throughout every aspect of this leading waste shredding organization.

The company adds that Brew, while maintaining his position in the waste-to-energy area, will head up the entire sales function, sourcing and developing key target markets to support Untha UK’s growth.

The company adds that Ben Styles has been promoted to senior service engineer for its after-sales department. Styles’ role will see him coordinating the ongoing servicing, maintenance and optimization of clients’ shredders.
Untha UK says the move will allow projects and services manager Paul Collins to concentrate on clients’ seamless transition between shredder procurement and the subsequent commissioning and continued support phases.

“We are renowned for helping our customers increase their efficiencies, so it’s time we started working smarter too, especially as our business becomes more complex. I have always been proud to be managing director of Untha UK, but I feel especially excited about this new phase of our development. The team is the strongest and most energized it has ever been,” says Oldfield.