Haith strengthens its project management team

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Haith has strengthened a key area of its business with the appointment of Jim Bird.

Mr Bird joins the leading designer and manufacturer of vegetable handling equipment as a Project Manager.

Jim will oversee projects from the point of order, through design, installation and into after-sales.

Jim joins Haith’s project management team, working alongside Steve Barley, Mike Matthias and Joe Marks, all of whom report to Duane Hill, Sales Director.

“Our project management capabilities are one area that separates us from the competition,” says Mr Hill. “Our ability to handle every aspect of a project gives our customers incredible confidence and has been cited several times as one of the key reasons for awarding large contracts to us.

“We’ve known Jim for several years, and he worked with us on a very large project to deliver several new lines for one of the UK’s largest potato processing companies. 

“It’s great to have him on board as a full-time member of the team.”

With over 25 years of project management, major site development and process technology, amassed at some of the UK’s major food manufacturing companies, Jim is looking forward to helping Haith achieve its aims in 2020 and beyond.

“Having worked with Haith on several projects in the past, I know that I am joining an excellent company, which does everything it can to ensure projects run smoothly, with minimal impact and downtime for the customer. With Haith having several new orders for major installations and a growing number of enquiries, I am joining the company at a very busy time!” says Mr Bird.

Incorporated as a limited company in 1964, Tickhill Engineering, which trades as Haith has a long tradition of innovating vegetable handling. The company invented the modern barrel washer in 1961, developed the brush roller bed in the 1970s, which was superseded in the ’80s by the Hydro Flow washer. The company introduced the Self Clean washer at the beginning of this century.

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