Mechan, the Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, is welcoming new faces to its board of directors, with new appointments that involve the promotion of Martin Berry as engineering director and the employment of Andrew Mott and Jean Gourp from the firm’s parent companies.
Having worked for Mechan for 15 years, Martin Berry has overseen the design and production of its renowned lifting and handling equipment and brings with him a wealth of technical experience to the management team.
Qualified mechanical engineer, Andrew Mott, has been appointed as Mechan’s managing director. This will expand his current remit for parent company, CIM Group, which includes overseeing subsidiaries in Canada, Tanzania and Singapore, as well as commercial activities in English speaking African markets.
Jean Gourp is vice president of umbrella organisation CMI Services and is based at its headquarters in Belgium. He will coordinate Mechan’s activities with other group companies, helping them work together and utilise their collective expertise.
“We believe these changes to Mechan’s board of directors gives the firm a stronger structure, whilst keeping management costs to a minimum. This strategy has worked well in other CIM subsidiaries, enabling profitability to be maximised,” commented on the appointments Alain Lovambac, chairman of France’s CIM Group, who has overseen the restructuring.
Mechan’s day to day operations will continue to be overseen by financial director, Zahir Altaf.