Powder coating specialist, Vertik-Al has appointed two new specialists to its business improvement and maintenance teams as part of its continuous investment and improvement strategy.
“We’re excited to bolster our team with a wide range of expertise,” says, John Park-Davies, managing director of Vertik-Al. “Regular improvement plays a vital strategic role in developing the entire business and supporting our customer base.”
With Angus Mackie moving into the Allumette group managing director role, Park-Davies stepped up to Vertik-Al MD in 2020, taking the business into a new era of leadership. Building on its 55 years lineage, Vertik-Al has built a reputation for delivering consistent high-quality finishes, fast, through a programme of strategic investment and technological advancement.
With quality and efficiency central to the Vertik-Al proposition, Darryl Thompson joins the planned and preventative maintenance team as electrical engineering manager and is responsible for the electrical needs across the Birmingham site. Darryl brings over 30 years of mechanical and electrical engineering expertise and experience to the role.
Kevin Driscoll will head the company’s business improvement team, focussed on building stronger partner alliances. With 25 years’ experience in the aluminium fenestration industry, customers will benefit from Kevin’s knowledge, industry insight and client-centric approach.
“We’re experiencing tremendous momentum as more and more businesses and specifiers turn to powder coating as their finish of choice which is why we have focussed on strengthening our team with talented individuals who will support us in achieving excellence,” says Park-Davies.
Vertik-Al was the first company in the UK to apply powder to aluminium back in the 1960s and is home to the country’s first ‘vertical’ powder coating line. It is the only applicator in the UK and Ireland to hold the GSB International quality seal for Approved Coated Aluminium and is one of a handful of applicators to possess membership of the prominent product certification scheme, QUALICOAT. In addition to coating bodies, Vertik-Al is an active member of both CAB and ALFED.
The business operates from a purpose-built facility in Birmingham and employs over 180 people from the local area. Vertik-Al is an Allumette limited company.
For more information on Vertik-Al and its services visit www.vertik-al.com.