Media release: Bridon appoints new services division manager

BRIDON International Ltd, a leading specialist in the manufacture of wire and fibre rope solutions for demanding applications, today (20/10/10) announces the appointment of new services division manager, Gordon Kells.

Gordon, who has over 30 years of honed industry experience, most recently as the specialist services manager for Balfour Beatty, will be based at Bridon’s Doncaster Services Division.

He will primarily be responsible for overseeing a team of highly skilled engineers and technicians as they undertake national and international rope repair, inspection and maintenance work.

John Churchfield, Bridon’s EMEA managing director, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Gordon to the Services Division as he takes up this pivotal role within the company.

“Bridon’s Services Division has established an unique and well respected after-sales service provision and employs some of the most highly-trained and recognised professionals in the industry.

“Our expertise in a wide range of services, from installation of new ropes to retirement and examination of old ones, has won international recognition and we look forward to incorporating Gordon’s experience of service management as we drive this part of the business forward.”

Gordon adds: “We are looking to significantly expand the services division product range with the introduction of life cycle management of ropes and cables thus ensuring Bridon clients achieve maximum return on what can often be significant capital investments.

“I am look forward to working with our industry leading team,  providing a 24-hour a day, seven days a week unrivalled service.”

Bridon’s services division, which was originally established in the sixties to service the mining industry, was expanded in the mid-eighties, along with the rise in offshore oil exploration and production.

Today, Bridon’s services division enjoys the custom, respect and trust of a truly worldwide client base, from small companies to large corporations, throughout a diverse range of market sectors.


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