Incinerator manufacturer Addfield Environmental Systems has a new managing director.
The Burntwood-based company has appointed former operations director Derek Carr to the role after “many years of continuous growth.”
Derek has risen through the ranks after joining the business as general manager in 2010 before becoming production director in 2015.
The appointment comes as Steve Lloyd – who took over the business in 2007 – takes the helm as chief executive officer (CEO).
Derek said: “I am very proud of the team here at Addfield, I recognise our growth is down to a clear vision of building the most robust, reliable and thermally efficient incinerators on the market.
“Every business will have challenges and competition, we have grown because we have direction and a team that accepts this ethos. This is shown with our growth, repeat business and investment into the industry through innovative designs.
“Starting as the general manager in 2010 with three team members, the journey has been a tough but a rewarding one. I thank Steve for trusting me and the management team with his business, we have a clear plan on growing the business and we are excited to implement these changes in the coming months.”
Addfield has been successfully been supplying agricultural incinerators to the farming sector since its initial inception in 1982.
Today the business exports to more than 110 countries and is leading the industry in supplying agricultural, medical, aquacultural and specialist bespoke incinerators as well as pet cremators.
Some of its most prestigious customers include the NHS, UNICEF and MSF along with many of the world’s largest farming and pet cremation suppliers.
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Steve added: “It has always been the natural progression for Derek to take over the managing director’s role within the Addfield Companies. He is well respected and held in very high regard by all our employees, customers, and partners around the world.
“Derek has played a leading role in the growth and development of Addfield over the years, without him we would not have achieved the level of success that we enjoy today.
“His continued dedication and commitment to the business, its employees and partners makes him the perfect fit to oversee the day-to-day operations and continued growth of the Addfield businesses.
“I feel proud to be handing over control to such a capable and dedicated young man who has developed and honed his skill base right here at Addfield.”