UNTHA UK is like no other provider of waste shredders. Each employee has been handpicked on the basis that they can add real value not just to our own organisation, but to clients’ businesses too.
UNTHA UK employs a team of waste shredding consultants, each with their own engineering and application experience. The knowledge they have gained from being out in the field themselves means UNTHA UK’s understanding of client waste management scenarios is second-to-none.
UNTHA UK’s key waste shredding experts
Following nearly twenty years at the helm of the country’s leading waste shredding provider, Chris Oldfield is now chairman of this progressive business. This role sees him responsible for the over-arching strategic direction of the growing company, as well as the continued improvement of workplace efficiencies. He maintains a hands-on role within the senior management team and has a firm vision of the company’s ongoing evolution.
A passionate advocate of the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ philosophy, with over 45 years’ industrial experience, Chris is a familiar face within the diverse environmental sector. Alongside his responsibilities towards UNTHA UK, he is a highly sought-after speaker at national trade events and in industry journals.
His popularity is in a large part due to his commitment to knowledge transfer – he readily shares his specialist waste management and business development insight, regardless of whether or not it will lead to a sale. This somewhat ambassadorial stance and dedication to wider industry progress means his opinions and advice are often sought much further afield than UNTHA UK’s North Yorkshire headquarters.
Managing Director & Alternative Fuel Production Specialist
With a 25 year career working with technically complex capital equipment, Marcus has been involved in multi-million pound blue-chip engineering projects around the world. As a result his in-depth knowledge of the production environment spans everything from waste management to the automotive industry and the fascinating world of aerospace.
Now a recognised expert in shredding technologies for the alternative fuel production industry, Marcus has played an active role in some of the country’s most exciting waste to energy and biomass projects. His contacts and knowledge of the wider supply chain mean he is ideally placed to not just advise on the shredding machinery itself, but also the financing, design and cost reductions of the complete waste to energy solution.
His commitment to delivering high quality projects that achieve maximum profitability for clients now cascade’s throughout the entire UNTHA UK team, in Marcus’ role as managing director. With a strong sales focus, he is also responsible for the day-to-day running of the company, the implementation of ever-more efficient processes and procedures, and the ongoing development of this incredibly talented team.
CEO of UNTHA Shredding Technology
A renowned name in the global waste and recycling marketplace, Alois is Chief Executive Officer of UNTHA UK’s Austrian-based parent company, UNTHA shredding technology. He is also a valued director and board member of UNTHA UK.
Recognising the strength and success of the UK market, he visits our North Yorkshire headquarters at least once a quarter, whilst maintaining weekly dialogue with the hard working UK team. This ensures a close-working interface between the two operations, and ongoing knowledge transfer. This seamless communication and direct link to Salzburg also helps steer best-practice innovation and the continued evolution of this industry-business, on an international level.
Area Sales Manager
A self-motivated sales manager, with an abundance of enthusiasm and good humour, not to mention over 25 years’ experience, Gary is a knowledgeable shredding specialist. His expertise spans the design, sales and supply of turnkey recycling and waste management solutions for the RDF/SRF, WEEE and scrap metals industries, to name just a few.
Having worked in various engineering, project management, servicing and sales roles, in the UK and overseas, Gary has an impressive CV. The specialist shredding insight he has harnessed along the way, translates into an unrivalled ability to provide value-adding advice for UNTHA UK’s clients. He has supported customers in the development of existing and emerging market opportunities, whilst ensuring the roll out of sustainable business and marketing plans, continued growth and profitability.
Area Sales Manager
Experienced in a range of waste applications, including the specialist areas of plastics, confidential waste and food waste/anaerobic digestion, Dan is responsible for working with existing and prospective clients throughout the whole of the UK.
A highly experienced waste management professional, Dan spent eight years managing secure shredding contracts for industry-leading confidential waste specialists, before joining UNTHA UK. He is passionate about delivering efficient, professional and income generating waste management solutions that lead to long term client-supplier relationships. He can therefore assist with all aspects of waste reduction and recycling, from the supply of the most cost efficient machinery, through to a complete after sales service.
A strong communicator with a keen eye for detail, Sharon is responsible for the development and continual improvement of processes throughout the company. This drives innovation and change through the implementation of ever smarter systems, technologies and workflows.
Whether she’s working on a sales, administration or technical process, Sharon’s goal is to further build on productivity and efficiencies within the business. The result is a streamlined way of working that benefits customers and colleagues alike, whilst upholding UNTHA’s reputation for quality at every touch point in the organisation.
Head of After Sales
With almost 35 years’ engineering experience, Roger is the newest member of the senior management team. A mining engineer by core, he brings with him a wealth of project coordination, after sales and safety knowledge, from his time in the coal mining and hazardous waste industries.
This skill-set and strong communicative ability means he is well placed to fuel the continued improvement of our service and maintenance division. He takes the lead on all new projects, as soon as a client order has been confirmed, to ensure the streamlined, efficient and high quality delivery of contracts. He also manages the ongoing service and maintenance of existing clients’ shredders and directs the coordination of plant shutdowns, when required, on customers’ sites. He is therefore responsible for ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction, on projects large and small.
A very friendly and personable character, Roger is already popular with his colleagues and clients alike!
Project and Services Manager
A highly qualified engineer with 19 years’ experience, Paul takes the reigns of UNTHA UK’s after sales team team. The minute you have decided to invest in an UNTHA shredder, your project becomes Paul’s responsibility.
He ensures the seamless transition between the shredder procurement phase and the subsequent delivery, installation and continued optimisation of clients’ machines. He also provides a crucial interface between your own operational team and UNTHA UK’s engineers, answering all of your questions, large or small, and guaranteeing that the commissioning of your shredder is headache free.
This gives new and existing customers the peace of mind that their projects are in safe hands, and helps us ensure long-term, satisfied client relationships. His hands-on role perfectly epitomises UNTHA UK’s philosophy “we will give you more”.
Senior Service Engineer
There really is no challenge too large or small for this popular member of the UNTHA UK team. Ben’s ‘can do’ attitude and multi-skilled engineering experience means he is UNTHA UK’s lead point of contact for both mechanical and electrical enquiries.
With over 16 years’ experience, Ben can support clients in varied waste and recycling environments. He plays a pivotal role in the shredder commissioning stage, and remains a familiar face when assisting clients with the ongoing servicing and maintenance of their machinery. Ben quickly becomes a trusted member of the team who customers can rely on to ensure the greatest possible return on investment from their shredders. They are continually impressed with his level of knowledge and assistance, and the rapport he therefore has with these clients is second-to-none.
Service and Spare Parts Technician
Andy has a varied role at UNTHA UK , given the assorted nature of existing client applications and the number of diverse new enquiries that the team is currently working on.
An integral member of the team, Andy is responsible for spare parts sales, enquiries and bookings for the exciting new test centre, waste shredder demonstrations, machinery servicing and the overall maintenance of UNTHA UK’s North Yorkshire engineering hub.
With more than 11 years’ mechanical engineering experience, Paul has worked in a number of technical sectors from metalforming to wind turbines. For the past six years he has serviced a wide range of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical machinery, which means he is well placed to support the diverse client projects that UNTHA UK is involved with.
Reporting to our head of after sales Roger Draper, Paul joins our team of nationwide engineers Ben, Andy and Paul who travel the length and breadth of the country to install, service and maintain our waste and recycling technology.
With almost 10 years installations experience, apprentice trained Andy is a multi-skilled electrical engineer who has worked on a variety of industrial and commercial facilities. Having always had client-facing roles, he is a personable, problem solving member of the team.
He has grown up loving to fix things, which means he is a natural quick thinker. This stands him in good stead when our ever-evolving clients throw new challenges at the shredders we have installed. He is on hand to help with everything from the initial commissioning, through to reconfigurations, servicing and machine optimisation.
With a mechanical engineering career spanning almost fifty years, John brings an unparalleled level of technical know-how to UNTHA UK’s growing after sales team.
His experience in varied engineering environments – ranging from quarrying to submarine pen construction – means he can quickly identify and rectify virtually any mechanical problem. His methodical approach, restoration abilities and respect for traditional engineering practice mean he is a very valuable member of the team for both clients and staff alike.
A qualified and associate member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD), Caroline is responsible for the development of slicker, more comprehensive and efficient people management strategies as UNTHA UK continues to grow.
From the smarter alignment of roles and responsibilities to the refinement of company policies, she ensures everything is configured to suit the evolving needs of the organisation.
The better equipped team members are to do their job, the greater the level of service we can provide to clients.
An experienced chartered accountant with years of technical industry knowledge, Liz is responsible for every element of UNTHA UK’s finance function. She ensures the commercial robustness of the business as it continues to grow, taking care of everything from the company’s management accounts, through to payroll, invoicing, auditing, VAT and cash flow.
With a fresh, open and proactive approach to accounting, Liz has proven a hit between clients and suppliers alike. She is a helpful point of contact for all finance-related queries, and works hard to streamline every single transaction that UNTHA UK makes. The result is a more structured, robust and profitable waste shredding organisation that guarantees the highest level of customer service and, ultimately, is built to last.
PR and Marketing Manager
A highly experienced marketing professional, having worked for technical industries throughout the UK and internationally,
Katie is responsible for coordinating every element of UNTHA UK’s communications strategy. She liaises with customers to develop case studies and videos, maximises our presence at trade shows and exhibitions, works with the team to prepare authoritative comments for trade journals, maintains our website content and keeps everyone updated as to what goes on at our Boroughbridge headquarters.
Some clients know exactly what machine they need to satisfy their waste shredding requirements, whereas other companies seek the insight of engineering, recycling and alternative fuel production experts. UNTHA UK therefore offers a comprehensive consultancy service to enable clients to build the best-practice and best-fit waste processing system for their needs.
Regardless of the customer’s application or sector, the UNTHA UK team will share decades of waste management experience to develop solutions that can increase clients’ profitability through engineering excellence, efficiency and reliability.
Our consultants and engineers who work out in the field with clients, liaise closely with UNTHA’s manufacturing headquarters in Austria, to ensure the continual development of waste shredding solutions that address ever-changing UK marketplace needs. Regular secondments between the UK and Austria encourage additional knowledge transfer, and sometimes clients are even invited along to provide their own design input. No other waste shredding provider can proclaim such a client-focused approach to machinery design.