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.
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.
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 is our lead contact for media relations, liaises with customers to develop case studies and videos, ensures we are a prominent face on the events circuit and drives forward our digital presence. And that’s just for starters!
It is Katie’s job to collaborate with colleagues and external comms partners to ensure every piece of content – written, visual or audio – successfully projects UNTHA’s voice, advice and knowledge. This considered approach to communications keeps customers informed and our sales pipeline extremely healthy!
A prominent name within the waste and recycling industry – particularly when it comes to alternative fuel production – Rob has more than 20 years’ strategic experience in the resource sector. With knowledge spanning everything from pre-sales technical design, to operational delivery and the long-term optimisation of processing lines and market opportunities, he brings a wealth of technical knowledge to the UNTHA team.
Passionate about using his engineering skill set to drive transformational environmental change, he knows a vast amount about UNTHA’s shredders – not least because he has run them himself, as a customer, for a number of years! He’s therefore well-placed to support businesses large and small, with the smooth delivery of their projects, whatever the application.
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.
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.
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!
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.
With a background in the wood waste shredding industry for over 10 years, Dave has a wealth of experience in waste management and sustainable energy solutions. Having come from within the shredding sector, his existing knowledge of the UNTHA mission means he has been able to hit the ground running and is proving to be an asset to the support engineer team.
With key knowledge and insight, and a keen problem-solver – as part of his role, Dave is on hand to support customer trials, as they experience how our machines can support their waste initiatives.
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 all things ‘efficient’ – that sees her providing incredibly value-adding support to our after sales team.
She quickly builds relationships to establish trust and rapport, and keeps the customer at the heart of every action we take. From booking site visits to issuing machine reports, she’s got it covered, ensuring our service division runs like clockwork, however busy we become!
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!
Tony has played a role in cross-sector projects for the last 30 years, as a coordinator, engineer and manager. His wealth of experience – across defence systems, transport, systems infrastructure and more – mean he is well-equipped to assist customers with their varied complex industrial shredding projects, throughout the UK.
He works closely with our field and service engineers, from the point of an order confirmation, meticulously planning the delivery and commissioning of new and refurbished shredders, large and small.
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.
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.
She also ensures our busy salespeople have everything they need to do their jobs, which keeps the entire process as seamless as possible for customers and colleagues alike. From preliminary queries, through to support with research, meetings, trials, offers and more, Sarah is organised, friendly, enthusiastic, and has everything covered.
A strong communicator with a keen eye for detail, Sharon is responsible for the development and continual improvement of processes throughout the company. She plays a key role in our ongoing digital transformation, and drives change through the implementation of ever smarter systems, technologies and workflows.
As UNTHA UK’s data and business intelligence champion, her goal is to further build on our productivity, efficiencies and quality of service levels, at every touch point, for the benefit of customers and colleagues alike.
When it comes to keeping a team in ‘ship shape’ condition, you’ll struggle to find someone more capable than one of the newest additions to the company, Claire. 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 experience.
Having once worked in a busy HR department at Heathrow Airport – and even helped to run a hotel – Claire is now a permanent fixture at UNTHA UK’s HQ. She is 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.