Due to the successful application of its solutions in the event and industrial sectors, the ide group is celebrating a strong year of growth. 2017 resulted in another year of consecutive growth for the ide group. The past year has seen the company invest in the development of new products and services, resulting in significant share in the temporary power market.
To take advantage of further growth opportunities and deliver improved customer service, ide has appointed two new Directors to the company, who bring with them a wealth of industry experience and knowledge.
Gary Lowerson will be joining the company as Operations Director for ide Rental, the hire division of the ide Group. Lowerson will be directly involved in improving the operational capability of hire operations, ensuring ide continues to provide rapid response and best value. Lowerson has a history within the temporary power market, including previously holding a senior management position at Speedy Services, one of the largest tool hire companies in the UK.
Lowerson said: “I am very happy to be joining the ide Group at this exciting time, I believe that the company has the vision and resources to increase its presence and influence in the temporary power market.
“Over the next 12 months, I will be bringing my operations experience to ide Rental ensuring the company’s processes are as effective as they can be. Our goal is to exceed our customer’s expectations for our products and services.”
Kevin Warne will be joining the company as Group Sales Director leading both Rental and Manufacturing sales. He will be responsible for driving customer responsiveness and introducing new products to the market. Warne previously held senior sales roles at large multinational companies such as Aggreko and Hewden Industrial.
Warne said: “ide is a forward-thinking business that is constantly developing new products to create opportunities for our customers and the wider market. My role is to ensure that these products are not only successfully introduced to markets around the world, but that they also add value to our customer’s projects and meet the requirements of the end user.”
The addition of new directors to the senior management team, alongside the recent appointment of Wayne Woodhead as Managing Director, brings fresh impetus to the ide Group and allows for the implementation of an effective strategy for the future. “The ide group has grown consistently both in its rental operations and product manufacturing,” explained Ian Thomas, Chairman of the ide Group. “We believe that it is an exciting time for the temporary power market, especially with low carbon efficiency technologies starting to impact distribution.
“The ide Group is investing in new products and supporting our customers to optimise their distribution solutions. Strengthening our senior management team is vital to deliver further growth over the next few years and I believe Gary and Kevin will make a significant contribution.”