Newburgh Engineering is preparing for the future by announcing a new board of directors with over 160 years of combined engineering experience.
Chairman Tony Middleton, who has been in the post for over six years, retired at the beginning of March after over 40 years service with Newburgh. Starting his apprenticeship in 1968 at Newburgh’s founding site in Bradwell, Derbyshire, Tony worked in planning, programming, and was made joint Managing Director with his cousin Vincent Middleton in 1996.
Vincent, who has been working for Newburgh Engineering since 1985 and has been Managing Director since 2006, will take Tony’s place as Chairman. He will be based at the company’s Bradwell site, focusing on strategic business activities. He is succeeded by David Greenan.
David said: “After spending my whole career at Newburgh, I am honoured to become the Managing Director. I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members, managers, and all Newburgh employees, in developing the business and driving growth.
“As a company, we’d like to offer our sincerest thanks for all of Tony’s hard work – Newburgh would not be what it is today without his valuable contributions.”
David, who was Operations Director, started his apprenticeship at Newburgh’s Bradwell site 38 years ago. He has moved up through the ranks, spending time in sales and marketing before becoming Operations Director in 2005.
This post will now be held by Danny Gibbons, who moves onto the board after three years in Engineering Sales. Matthew Jewitt also joins the board as Sales Director. He has been at Newburgh for 16 years, working in business development before becoming Commercial Manager.
Remaining in their current posts are Financial Director Chris Gibson and Business Systems Director David Crookes.
Following Tony’s official retirement on 29 February, Vincent said: “The changes to the board at Newburgh demonstrate our commitment to building towards a solid future. Each director brings a wealth of industry experience and expert knowledge to the boardroom.”