Whether you embark on an UNTHA project large or small, you’ll be looked after by colleagues throughout every department in the business. From our waste shredding consultants to world-class engineers, our standards to customer communication, service and ROI, are the highest! Learn a little more about the people who make us tick, here…
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.
Director of Global Strategy
As head of sales and business development for the UNTHA brand worldwide, Peter is one of the most senior figureheads within our organisation. Working with the senior management team in the UK, he plays a crucial role in combining knowledge and insight from almost every continent of the globe, so that every ounce of innovation drives more yield, profits and environmental success for our customers.
A savvy decision-maker – passionate about the growth of both the UNTHA brand and client organisations – Andrea’s strong commercial awareness means she plays a key role in building businesses fit for the future. She has an enviable eye for both short-term, operational numbers and long-term strategic figures, which means ROI is always the priority for everyone concerned. Employed by both UNTHA UK and our Austrian parent company, she brings an exciting, collaborative dynamic to the team.
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.
Global Marketing Director
A highly experienced marketing professional, having worked for technical industries throughout the UK and internationally, Katie is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of UNTHA’s communications strategy, worldwide.
It’s Katie’s job to collaborate with colleagues, journalists, partners and suppliers, to ensure every marketing activity showcases our brand – not to mention our customers’ innovative projects – in the best possible light.
Her focus is to fuel collaboration, through communication — benefitting our growth, customer satisfaction, knowledge-sharing, and industry progress.
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 30 years’ experience in retail and corporate sales, including blue chip organisations such as Halliwell Jones Group BMW/MINI, Ian is a key driving force behind our continued growth strategy. He is responsible for maintaining customer excellence from new business enquiries through to building solid rapport with established clients.
Prolific in relationship management, Ian is responsible for fully understanding customer requirements and translating these into the ideal shredding solution. With his friendly and approachable nature, he is also passionate about growing and strengthening business partnerships.
With a background in enhancing customer journeys and interpreting data insight to provide excellent service, Lewis brings an unswerving focus on meeting consumer needs to his role at UNTHA UK. Lewis is passionate about building and strengthening relationships with both existing customers and new prospects.
Enlisting a friendly and approachable manner, Lewis engages with clients to ensure a natural flow of communication and confidence as their first point of contact. His versatile skillset and experience analysing data at Yorkshire Water enables him to apply statistical intelligence to his position — delivering informed insight and exceptional outcomes.
Sales Office Manager
Usually the first point of contact for incoming enquiries, Sarah is the glue that holds the sales team together. She coordinates all new requests for information, asking initial fact-finding questions that enable every prospective customer to reach the UNTHA UK colleague best placed to help them.
Responsible also for managing shredder proposals, Sarah oversees the pipelines for all sales colleagues, as well as CRM management and reporting, to ensure data successfully underpins every stage of the customer journey. The result? Salespeople are efficient and effective, and clients are happy from even their earliest point of contact. Sarah is organised, friendly, enthusiastic, and – most importantly – has everything covered.
A member of UNTHA UK’s engineering team for over a decade, Ben is one of the most well-known faces in the entire company. He has played a pivotal role in the commissioning, service and maintenance of our shredders during this time, and with almost 20 years’ mechanical and electrical experience in total, his knowledge is vast.
So, coupled with his likeable, ‘can do’ attitude, and commitment to customer and colleague satisfaction alike, there really is no better candidate for the role of service manager. He is a fantastic communicator, has a brilliant knack for keeping cool under pressure, and knows everything about how to optimise UNTHA shredders for maximum ROI.
James brings both a passion for learning and a wealth of experience to his role at UNTHA UK, having previously worked for industry-leading companies such as Volvo Construction and GAP Engineering, as a field service engineer and installation engineer.
Throughout his career, James has developed an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge technologies and a keen eye for troubleshooting complex machinery. He is able to adapt swiftly to complex challenges, efficiently identifying and resolving operational matters with tenacity and enthusiasm.
Having worked in the waste industry for more than 25 years, Calum is one of our most experienced service engineers. Qualified in both the electrical and mechanical disciplines, he has also run, maintained and managed waste and recycling sites throughout the UK. This operational, front-line knowledge – and honest, problem-solving approach to engineering – means he is an instant hit with customers large and small.
Originally from Italy, Qaiser spent 24 years travelling the world to install and commission shredding technology, for customers large and small. But now that he calls the UK home, he has brought his wealth of mechanical and electrical expertise to UNTHA. Based in the Midlands, he is ideally located to work on sites the length and breadth of the country, and will provide an extra – and very talented – pair of hands for our busy team.
Bringing a wealth of experience from a number of engineering roles — including service engineer for UNTHA UK — Darren is a seasoned waste and recycling machinery specialist.
With an outstanding track record in machinery servicing, operational diagnostics, and problem-solving, he is technically astute and a strong communicator. These qualities now make him the ideal installation supervisor, ensuring that from the earliest commissioning phases of a shredder project, everything runs like clockwork. His commitment to customer service — not to mention enthusiasm for the job — is second-to-none.
With more than a decade of experience in the wood shredding industry, Dave has a wealth of waste management and sustainable energy knowledge. He came to UNTHA already familiar with the operation of our technology, so is well equipped to help organisations explore the perfect machine for their needs – often way before they become a customer.
A natural problem solver, there’s no waste challenge too complex for Dave. He takes the lead on UNTHA UK’s shredder trials, while supporting the wider engineering team through the commissioning and ongoing maintenance phases of our shredders’ lifecycles.
With a three-year post as an electrical apprentice during his college studies and additional experience for an UNTHA third-party supplier, it’s safe to say that our support engineer, Cameron Cassidy, knows his way around an UNTHA workshop. From refuelling oil to replacing gears, he spends his days maintaining our headquarters and learning the ropes from senior engineers, alongside his HNC studies.
With a keen interest in practical work and a firm eye set on the end goal, Cameron hopes to become a fully qualified engineer after achieving his qualification.
Parts/maintenance sales exec
Having joined UNTHA from a compressed air specialist, Julie is all too familiar with the complex world of waste and recycling. And it is this area of engineering – plus her passion for delivering efficient customer solutions long after a shredder is commissioned – which means she’s the ‘go to’ colleague for aftersales support.
From spare and wear parts sales, to preventative maintenance packages, operator training, and much more, she is always on the other end of the phone or email for enquiries large and small. But with an extremely customer-facing role she’s no stranger to site visits either. Her goal is to deliver a consistently outstanding UNTHA experience, whether you’ve had one of our shredders for ten weeks or ten years!
As the main point of contact for customers seeking help with products and technical issues, Claudia plays a leading role in continually improving UNTHA UK’s service delivery.
Knowledgeable, friendly, and highly organised — Claudia is a skilled communicator, working to ensure that customers are satisfied whilst guaranteeing the smooth completion of key administrative duties. From creating quotations for customer needs in relation to parts required, to arranging engineering, maintenance, and inspection visits and more — Claudia is a valuable asset to the team who helps uphold UNTHA UK’s high standards of customer care.
Following 18 years’ working in the food industry, Alan fancied a new challenge at the same time that our warehouse team continued to expand! He is therefore a welcome addition to this part of our aftersales function.
As a crucial support to UNTHA UK’s service manager Andy, Alan assists with spare and wear parts enquiries, deliveries and stock-taking; helps customer undertake trials at our shredder test centre; and provides general support for our team of nationwide engineers. This is the first time he’s worked in the world of waste and recycling, but he has quickly become a much-needed member of the team!
The queen of all things compliance, Marie is our standards champion and one of the key driving forces behind our continued development as a business. With a keen eye on all things process-related, she ensures we uphold and improve our approach to everything under the internal auditing, ISO certification, risk management, and compliance umbrellas.
Having worked in roles ranging from sales and customer service, to contracts and IT, Marie has a varied background, extensive skill-set and integral role within UNTHA UK.
A strong communicator with a keen eye for detail, Sharon is responsible for data visualisation and analysis for the company. She plays a key role in our ongoing digital transformation, and drives change through the delivery of analytics and interpretation of system information.
As UNTHA UK’s data and business intelligence champion, her goal is to gather and translate business data into meaningful insight, to inform decision-making in line with company targets and KPIs. This further builds on our productivity, efficiencies, and quality of service levels, at every touch point, for the benefit of customers and colleagues alike.
Human Resource Advisor
When it comes to keeping a team in ‘ship shape’ condition, you’ll struggle to find someone more capable than Claire. Responsible for the day-to-day function of our HR services, she is personable, positive, and the first to roll up her sleeves to help, and comes armed with years of accounts, admin, HR, marketing and customer service. Having once worked in a busy HR department at Heathrow Airport – and even helped to run a hotel.
Claire is eager to support the team to fulfil their full potential and always on hand as a listening ear if needed. She is also a familiar voice on the end of the phone, and has a sharp eye for processes, covering all things from training to compliance.
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.
Having originally joined UNTHA UK in a temporary position, we quickly realised that Zoe had to become a permanent member of the team. She has worked in the finance function for 15 years – in areas as diverse as the charity sector through to drinks vending – and therefore has a full breadth of skills spanning book-keeping, management accounts and more.
Having been a finance manager in her previous role, she can communicate confidently with stakeholders at all levels in a business, and helps keep our finance operations running like clockwork, from the processing of sales & purchase invoices to the reconciliation of staff expenses, liaison with suppliers and general day-to-day running of accounts.
Digital Marketing Executive
A digital marketing professional with previous experience within brand and technical sectors, Kat is responsible for making our online communications work harder to support the overall business strategy and direction. This includes the creation and distribution of our monthly newsletter, important customer information, and product specific promotional content, alongside ensuring that the website is relevant and meets the needs of a range of audiences.
With a background in design, Kat is also on hand to support with creative work, to maintain brand consistency and create a positive experience for colleagues and customers.
Social Media Executive
A proactive marketing professional with experience across a number of technical industries, Alice is responsible for implementing and optimising UNTHA’s social media strategy and building brand awareness across our channels.
Liaising with external parties — including videographers and photographers — Alice ensures that brand credibility remains a premium and the messaging continues to reflect our global strategy.
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