Worked his way up

GreenTek, the specialist supplier of grass, ground and turf maintenance equipment, has announced that Ian Ellis has become their new managing director.

Ian says with expansion into new overseas markets, and new product developments underway, he has exciting aspirations for the company’s future.

"We’re aiming to double our turnover in the next six years," he confirmed, "we’re expanding into new markets including the US, and have some exciting new products in development."

Ian continued saying he never forgets his roots within the business, explaining, “I joined the company in 2000 as a yard man and spent most of my time loading and unloading forklift trucks and stacking pallets in the workshop. I remember the whole site was on a slope which made stacking shelves in any sort of order quite a challenge."

In 2012, Ian became a shareholder within the business and soon afterwards was promoted to the position of operations manager and started looking for new premises for the expanding business. Now based at the 3.5 acre site in Walton near Leeds with 31,000 sq ft of onsite warehouse storage, the company says it can respond to customer orders quickly and deliver from stock. 

Iain continued, “I absolutely love my job which has given me great opportunities to expand my product knowledge and share this with customers through face-to-face product demonstrations.

“I’m extremely honoured and privileged to be offered the position of managing director and look forward to continuing to build on the legacy of innovation at GreenTek to grow the company in the future. 

“We’ve got exciting plans for new product development - both enhancements to existing machinery and completely new products - and we’re looking forward to expanding into new markets.”

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