Hydrastore going from Strength to Strength

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Hydrastore going from Strength to Strength

Jonathan Downes has been recently recruited as Operations Manager; Jonathan brings with him a wealth of experience, having spent a large chunk of his career working for Ericson and more recently in the heavier side of engineering. Jonathan is directly responsible for the stores; valve assembly, H&S, QMS and making sure things are running as they should. This introduction allows Steve Owen to relinquish responsibilities that were preventing him from developing the commercial side of the business. Steve, 20 years a director at Hydrastore, will initially be working to improve the internal sales division. Neil Kettlewell, who’s previous role was as senior lecturer at the National Fluid Power Centre, has moved into the Technical Manager’s position, his role is ultimately to ensure systems and the associated technical files leave Hydrastore as contracted. On a day to day basis Neil is responsible for the Drawing office, workshop, electrical division and test area. Sharon Hague maintains her position as accounts manager overseeing the day to day running of this department and championing the Navision ERP system.

Steve Owen says “The introduction of a middle management team will allow Hydrastore, over the next few years, to achieve the goals set out in it's Strategic Plan. Future development of our internal processes and systems, along with that of our people, will also enable the company to lead the way in the supply of hydraulic parts, systems and controls in an ever demanding market."