IMH bolsters senior team as part of long-term growth strategy

A Teesside hydraulic engineering firm has recruited an operations manager and service manager to support its project and service teams.

Headquartered in Middlesbrough, Industrial and Marine Hydraulics (IMH) delivers major hydraulic engineering projects and offers services across design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, maintenance and repairs, as well as component supplies and training.

The appointments have been made in line with IMH’s five-year growth plan. This has seen the business open a new facility at the Port of Blyth, which is equipped to provide full onsite service and inspection operations, and make significant investments in machinery and an ERP system, which is reshaping how the business operates and is generating process efficiencies.

Jonathan Marley, who has 14 years project and operational management experience and performed a number of roles at pumping solutions specialist Sulzer has been appointed as operations manager. He will have day-to-day responsibility for operational efficiency and quality control across the service and maintenance work streams of IMH and will manage the execution of all longer-term major project commitments.

Joining as part of the senior management team, he will also be responsible for identifying and implementing continuous improvement measures across the business.

Chris Mosley, who has been appointed as service manager, will work closely with Jonathan and lead IMH’s fast-paced service delivery team.

Chris spent 20 years with the British Army, working his way up to avionics supervisor/flight line crew chief, where he co-ordinated maintenance support on various aircraft in high-pressure environments. This experience will be invaluable when working in the demanding and responsive environment at IMH, which is driven by the complex needs of its customers.

Jonathan Marley, operations manager at IMH commented: “I’m delighted to be joining the IMH team, as now more than ever there is a need for businesses to look for ways in which to operate more effectively and implement processes that are flexible and responsive.

“With service teams based here in Middlesbrough and at the Port of Blyth I look forward to developing new strategies that can be implemented to best support our customers.”

James Griffiths, managing director at IMH, added: “As our business continues to grow its portfolio and sector coverage, these strategic appointments will assist us in overcoming the many challenges that expansion brings.

“I’m excited that Jonathan and Chris have joined the team, they bring extremely valuable experience and capabilities to the organisation.”

IMH delivers major hydraulic engineering projects across a number of sectors including offshore, marine, infrastructure and energy and its experienced team delivers services in design, installation, and commissioning of hydraulic engineering projects. The team’s comprehensive product knowledge enables them to source and supply high quality spares and components to address a customer’s specific need, which addresses technical requirements, delivery and price.