Being one of the leading figures in the industry over the past three decades means Iain brings with him a wealth of customer knowledge, particularly in the London area. He also offers extensive product development experience, clearly demonstrating Blue’s intention to remain as one of the fastest growing and customer focused businesses within the sector.
Iain started his career with Powerscreen in 1985 before being recruited by Extec to assist with the launch of the business in 1988. Having been involved from the company’s inception, even prior to the manufacture of a prototype, Iain was integral to the growth and development of the business. He recruited and trained every member of the highly successful global sales team and was heavily involved in the product development of a 10 screener and 10 crusher range. After 20 years of growth, he went on to oversee the amalgamation with Fintec and subsequent sale to Sandvik for almost £200million in 2007.
Blue Group Director, Austin Carey commented, “We are delighted to welcome Iain to The Group. His achievements within the industry have been immense with the creation and evolution of key brands. Furthermore, his experience means he has longstanding relationships with our existing key accounts in the South East. To secure the services of someone of Iain’s stature within the sector, I feel, clearly demonstrates Blue’s reputation as a leader within the industry”
Iain himself said, “It is a privilege to be joining Blue. No other company held their appeal and I am very much looking forward to getting started. I have known the Director’s at Blue for over 20 years and have seen them develop the business dramatically over that period. I am confident that I can help continue that trend by improving efficiencies and ultimately increasing profitability.