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
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.
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.
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.
Rob joined UNTHA UK from the world’s third largest forklift truck manufacturer, Jungheinrich. This is where he began his engineering career and, having progressed through the German-owned firm’s training programme, he advanced to the role of area services manager.
Following 10 years with that company, Rob has transferred his wealth of knowledge and experience over to UNTHA UK. Now he heads up our after sales department, to ensure clients receive the highest level of service from the team and the maximum ROI from their shredders, long into the future. He is a truly client-focused colleague who understands that the potential of great technology really comes to life when it is supported by great people.
Interim Project Manager
When it comes to his technical background, there is little missing from Steve’s jam-packed CV. He started out with the Air Force but has since gone on to work as an engineering manager for a turkey producer, a project engineer at a dairy plant, and the manager of an abattoir which he rebuilt following a fire. In recent years his career has seen him adopt the role of interim project manager for household brands as renowned as Heinz and the Wensleydale Creamery.
His varied experience – plus familiarity with installations large and small – means he is well-equipped to handle the diverse projects that UNTHA UK continually secures. He’s incredibly organised and more than used to being on the road supporting customers in all parts of the country.
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.
Parts & Warehouse Manager
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 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.
As a highly-qualified mechanical and electrical engineer, little fazes Rob on an installation, service or maintenance job. His CV has seen him work for the Ministry of Defence, help run Pedigree Masterfoods’ factory and build sports cars – and these are just some of the highlights! He is therefore well versed in tackling technical scenarios in a variety of sectors, which means he is an asset to have working on clients’ varied shredder projects.
The last eight years of his career have been spent in the waste and recycling sector, so he has some great knowledge to tap into – not to mention a good humoured approach to working with customers and colleagues 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.