UNTHA staff spotlight – Dan Fairest
UNTHA staff spotlight
Sales Manager Dan Fairest gives an insight into the varied nature of his role, and his love for the Peak District countryside!
Name: Dan Fairest
Job title: Sales Manager – recycling machinery
1. What does your role entail?
My role is to establish lasting business relationships with both new and existing customers, whilst assisting them in all aspects of their waste recycling & size reduction requirements. Of course I advise the utilisation of UNTHA’s state-of-the-art market leading industrial shredders, to do this!
2. How long have you been with the company?
I joined UNTHA UK in January 2012.
3. What’s the best thing about your job?
It’s perhaps an over quoted answer for a question like this, but it has to be the variety – no two days are the same. Every single project I work on is different as all clients have very specific requirements which are unique to their business.
I may be overseeing a trial with a hard drive shredder in the morning, before liaising with a customer at lunch time on a confidential waste shredding enquiry, then nipping in my car to visit a potential metal shredding client in the afternoon. I love the pace and the varied nature of the applications we can assist on.
4. For you, which is UNTHA’s stand-out shredder?
I work for the recycling division of UNTHA so for me it would have to be the four shaft range of shredders which were originally designed and patented by our founder. They have been going for nearly 40 years and are the most reliable and proven shredders on the market. From the everyday RS40 for small to medium sized projects all the way up to the mighty RS100 and RS150 shredders for heavy duty WEEE and metals processing, amongst other applications. They are robust, dependable and 100% guaranteed to get the job done.
5. Which is your favourite UNTHA project?
I have worked on a number of projects over the past four years (almost!) but the one which gave me most satisfaction, in relation to the equipment doing the job it was bought for, would be for a company involved in manufacturing a recycled product for the pet industry.
Prior to installing one of our shredders the client was continually having to shut down the manufacturing process due to the inconsistency of their feedstock, resulting in interrupted uptime of their plant. Once they installed our equipment at the front end of their production facility, they had a 100% operational record for the first time – ever! Now that is satisfying and we are talking to them about a third machine already!
6. What’s been your biggest work achievement, since joining UNTHA?
Aside from the above, fitting in to the UNTHA ‘family’ and being successful in my role.
7. Describe UNTHA in three words:
Reliable, progressive, innovative.
And finally some more light-hearted questions:
8. What’s your favourite food?
9. How do you relax on a weekend?
Spending time with my wife and three young children. We are lucky enough to live in the heart of the Peak District so we are surrounded by beautiful countryside.
10. If you were stranded on a desert island, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
The internet. Failing that I would want a clock work radio.