Until the arrival of David Taylor, the company had always promoted from within the ranks of its graduates from its in-house apprenticeship scheme.
The young electrical engineer repaid the company’s trust in him as he eventually ended up as the Overseas Division Manager some 11 years and a lot of globetrotting later.
During his time with W.H. Smiths, David Taylor was involved in a number of projects at exotic locations including Greater Cairo Waste Water, an Aluminium Smelting Plant in Shanghai, a power station in Sudan and a steel works in Morocco.
He subsequently moved to J.R. Williams electrical engineers in Stockport as projects manager for UK and overseas which saw him work in Pakistan, Ghana, Bangladesh and Guatemala.
It was during his time at J.R. Williams that he met up with Paul Mullender, his fellow Interface Director, and plans were laid to start their own company.
Kevin has extensive experience and a strong commercial background within the industry, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the business.
He soon found himself called upon to work on projects as far afield as Gibraltar, while at the same time picking up a series of qualification including his HND in electrical engineering.
Over his time with J.R. Williams, Paul developed a significant work knowledge of the electrical requirements of ship to shore cranes and became a specialist in this field. He also obtained considerable working experience on water related projects, both clean and dirty water.
On joining Interface as a Director, Paul focused on establishing the company as a leading force in the electrical installations on Quay cranes. This saw the company forge excellent relationships with Morris Cranes of Bedford, OMG of Italy and Ipseco of Madrid, with Paul supervising work in such diverse locations as Panama, Nigeria, Egypt, Malta and Panama.
However, worldwide currency fluctuations and the emergence of competition from China, meant the crane market was lost almost overnight. This forced Interface to concentrate on the other area of work in which they had the most experience – Water and its allied industries.
Paul is now Technical/Proposals Director for Interface.