We are very proud of the family feel at Hereford Galvanizers. We keep our employees and they keep us. Given our staff retention our works and office staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over many decades of working here. Hereford Galvanizers has six members of staff that have worked here for over 30 years!
Dave Watkins, Managing Director
Dave is the Managing Director for the whole Company encompassing both galvanizing plants and the powder coating plant. He was born and raised in Hereford. Dave joined the Company as Sales Engineer in 1986 and became Managing Director in 2005.
Michele Jackson, Finance Director
Michele is responsible for all Financial aspects of the Company. She started work at Hereford Galvanizers as a school leaver and has been Finance Director since 2004.
BRENT GOULD, GROUP PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
Brent is responsible for providing strategic, operational and technical support to all divisions, he was promoted to this newly created role in September 2018. Prior to this Brent opened our powder coating plant 2010 in Oswestry and has over 30 years experience within the galvanizing and powder coating industry.
Garry Weaver, Works Manager
Garry manages the Production, Transport and Maintenance teams in Hereford and is also responsible for Quality and Health & Safety. Garry recently joined us in 2018 but has decades of experience in running Works.
Peter Shipley, Sales & Marketing Manager
Peter handles sales enquiries for the Hereford Plant and manages Sales and Marketing across all three sites. He was made Sales & Marketing Manager in 2011 after joining the company in 2008.
Richard Simcock, Customer Services Manager
Richard is responsible for liaising with customers regarding their orders. He plans the steelwork through the plant and arranges the transport too. Richard has worked at Hereford Galvanizers since 1998.
MARK BICKNELL, HSQE MANAGER
Mark is responsible for all the health, safety, quality and environmental responsibilities across the Group. Mark joined our technical services company Zinco International in 2007, moving over to work for Hereford Galvanizers in 2016.
Richard Wall, Day Shift Supervisor
Richard Supervises one of the day shifts at Hereford Galvanizers. He has worked in the Production dept of the Company since 1982.
Gareth Wills, Day Shift Supervisor
Gareth was promoted to Shift Supervisor in 2017 after many year’s experience working in the Galvanizing plant.
CERI THOMAS, GROUP MARKETING EXECUTIVE
Ceri assists with all marketing activities within the Group.
Sabrina Trapletti, Sales Administrator
Sabrina originally started working at Hereford Galvanizers in 2001 and then left only to come back for a second stint in 2010. She assists with our Works and Sales Administration.
Anamaria Radu, Sales Ledger Administrator
Ana creates our invoices and is responsible for general administration.
Conor yates, OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
Conor has recently joined the business, taking over Gemma’s role. He works alongside Richard Simcock regarding production, liaising with customers regarding their orders.
DEREK BROWN, PROJECTS & TRAINING SUPERVISOR
Derek is responsible for training the Works Operatives and is also involved with specific projects that help improve the running of our Works. Since he started working for the Company in 1998 he has worked in a variety of roles including as Driver and Shift Supervisor.
Andy Haycocks, Yardman
Andy is the big guy in the red helmet that you are likely to see in our yard busily loading or unloading our customer’s vehicles. He has been with us since 1983 and he makes that forklift sing.
Our drivers: Pat, John V AND John
We are very proud of drivers. Our customers will testify that they are all professional, courteous and helpful.