John Baker, Sales & Marketing Director
John began his career within the construction industry starting as a site supervisor assistant and worked up to running a small works project for a local construction company. After 6 years in the construction industry, John landed a position with a national constructions products supplier as a Technical Sales Exec. A few years on John was offered a position with a lifting gear hire and sales company in bristol and this was the start of his career within the lifting and engineering business. John joined Modulift in 2017 and supports the UK and European distributor and reseller network, identifying and developing new business opportunities with blue chip companies across many industries.
Sean Best, Sales Operation Manager
Before joining Modulift, Sean has spent many years in the field of Engineering, starting his career in a 4 year craft apprenticeship at Hamworthy Engineering. Sean has worked in a number of local Engineering companies, and has had many varied roles, from an assembly technician through to International Sales Manager. During his time at Air Bearings Limited, a company specialising in Air Bearing Technology, he honed his skills as a Sales and Customer Support Manager, which he now brings to Modulift to help ensure our customers receive the best experience that can be offered. His time outside of work is spent entertaining his three young children, whilst also trying to fit in his passion for running and completing half marathon races.
Chris Schwab, Account Executive (Technical)
Chris studied Engineering at college and was selected to be the Electrical and Mechanical Apprentice for a company specialising in GM research. After spending 7 years completing his apprenticeship, Chris started working as a maintenance engineer for a national building contractor, then relocated to Dorset in 2007. Chris was introduced to Modulift and begain his career as an estimator, and has now progressed to Account Executive. Chris looks after the daily sales enquiries and assisting customers with any technical requirements they may have. Outside of work, Chris has a wife, two wonderful children and when he gets the time he is usually tinkering with his car.
Kerry Talbot-Jones, Marketing Manager
With a background in Sales, Kerry decided to make the career move into marketing and has never looked back! Over the past 15 years Kerry has progressed up the career ladder, heading up marketing depts in the Finance, Construction and the Lighting design and manufacturing industries, gaining 2 post graduate qualifications along the way. So when the opportunity to join the Modulift team came up, it was a natural fit.
When she's not working on marketing strategies, Kerry is obsessed with her 2 cocker spaniels and getting her cupcake roller skates on - you're never too old!
Malcolm Peacock, Business Development Manager
Malcolm started working for a lifting equipment sales and rental company in Bristol on the shop floor. His roles included assembling wire rope and chainslings, preparing other lifting equipment and orders for sales and rentals. Malcolm continued to develop his career in the industry as a Sales Representative and Branch Manager, and in 2007 relocated to Abu Dhabi. Joining Modulift in 2014 Malcolm works on developing the Middle East and Asia Pacific interests for Modulift, and works closely and supports many international Modulift distributors.
Yogesh Gopal, Design Engineering Manager
Yogesh graduated from University of Glasgow with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Management degree. He has worked in several engineering industries, from Gearbox, Automotive, Subsea to Water treatment, before joining Modulift in February 2018. Yogesh started his career as a design engineer and quickly grew to a lead role within 10+ years of work experience. Other than engineering, he used to be a mobile app techie, coder and cryptocurrency serial entrepreneur.
Vidhya Subramani, Design Engineer
Vidhya pursued a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering Government at the college of Engineering in India. She has more than 5 years work experience in Structural Design for Industrial Buildings. Vidhya started as a Junior Design Engineer and progressed to become a Structural Design Engineer with an Engineering Consultancy Company in India. Since moving to England in the middle of 2017 Vidhya hopes to have a similar growth and experience working with Modulift.
Tom Cox, Senior Project Engineer
After leaving education without a career path in mind, Tom was given the opportunity to work as a temp for Modulift back in 2011 as a Production and QA Assistant. The longer that Tom worked for Modulift, the more he began to see an opportunity to develop a career and soon set about making his temporary role permanent. 7 years on Tom has now worked his way up to become a Project Engineer within the recently formed Projects Team. Tom's main focus is to ensure that every customer's needs are met and that their orders are delivered to them as expected with all the relevant documentation quickly and efficiently.
Neil Stratford, Projects Administrator
Neil is originally from a background in electronic manufacturing where his career journey followed into Logistics & Warehouse administration. More recently Neil has been involved in supply chain before joining Modulift in 2018 as a Project Administrator. Neil’s interests outside of work include an interest in history - specifically ancient technology, astronomy, gadgets & camping. Neil works closely with the Project Engineers on a daily basis.
Tom Sturt, Business Systems
Coming from a marine background Tom spent 5 years with BP Maritime Services. Following a period of further education, Tom graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Marine & Operations Management from Warsash Maritime Academy, obtaining a First Class Honours. Tom has developed into our Business Systems & Support Manager. Day to day Tom co-ordinates our Management Systems, relating to Quality, the Environment and Occupational Health and Safety, as well as maintaining Industry Approvals: FPAL, JOSCAR and UVDB, and has obtained the Practitioner accrediation with the Chartered Quality Institute.