After twenty years working for the Bradford-based ventilation equipment manufacturing company Mansfield Pollard, Operations Director Bob Hill decided it was time for a change and a new challenge. He joined PSB UK in March 2015 to take over the operational management of the company.
Bob started his career with Mansfield Pollard as Works Manager where he was instrumental in achieving higher productivity in the manufacture of Air Handling Units, Vibration and Acoustic Control Equipment and Ductwork. He instigated a modernisation programme, improved Health and Safety and upgraded the quality management system from BS5750 to ISO9001. After 5 years Bob was appointed Production Director and joined the Board. After becoming more involved, in the process of order to implementation, he then became Operations Director with a leading role in sales, order processing, and project management. During his time with Mansfield Pollard, Bob gained a wide range of experience in production engineering, automation and research and development, including the introduction of electric and electronic control systems., His previous experience in the Army, as a Major in the Royal Engineers, had involved him in numerous civil and mechanical engineering projects around the world. His destinations included the Falkland Islands, Norway, the former Yugoslavia and closer to home in Northern Ireland providing a unique opportunity to learn how manage a diverse technical team in tackling problems in difficult and demanding circumstances.
Bob enjoys building teams and encouraging people to work together effectively. He sees his main strengths as supporting his team to achieve their full potential, and having clear goals and determination all tempered with a good sense of humour.