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Waste Tech Greyparrot appoints Steve Almond as Head of Partnerships

Steve Almond (pictured right) joins Greyparrot with more than 25 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry. He is an expert and thought leader in recycling systems specialising in MRF (Material Recovery Facility) process flow & design consultancy.

Almond is highly experienced in capital equipment with extensive knowledge of optical sensors, AI robots and technology, screens, balers, compactors, shredders. He is also a Chartered Waste Manager.

As Head of Partnerships Steve will lead the company’s sales and customer success function. Commenting on his appointment, Steve said: “Having visited hundreds of MRFs and seen the challenges firsthand, I am excited to be joining Greyparrot who are using their unique expertise in computer vision AI specifically for the waste sector. I look forward to working with the talented team to introduce this innovation to customers who can benefit from more data driven decisions and further automation.”

Co-founder, CEO of Greyparrot, Mikela Druckman, commented: “Steve’s deep understanding of the industry and the pressures facing stakeholders in the resources and waste sector will drive our continued efforts to provide solutions that work and solve a real problem for the industry. I am thrilled to be working alongside Steve who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to meet the growing demand for our waste recognition system.”


MOBA UK appoints Stuart Sargeant as Managing Director

MOBA, Europe’s leading machine control specialists in the waste and construction sectors, has appointed Stuart Sargeant (pictured right) as its new Managing Director with immediate effect. Stuart has been in a number of roles since joining MOBA in 2014 and, most recently, was the company’s Technical Software & Project Manager.

MOBA has recently undertaken a widescale evaluation of its operations in order to re-align its activities to focus more on its clients and to deliver a truly end-to-end solution, designed specifically for the needs of the waste sector.

Stuart, with nearly 30 years of waste-industry service, sales and technical knowledge, takes over from Ian Lewis, who led the business from 2012 and who established MOBA in the UK as a leading player in weighing, RFID and software solutions.

To provide clear contact and continuity in front-line sales, Stuart Cudden has been promoted to UK Sales Director. Stuart is a well-known name in the waste industry, particularly within local authority and municipal waste collection.

MOBA is also pleased to announce that Kevin Davison has been given full responsibility for After Sales Service. Kevin has over 20 years’ electrical and engineering experience and will lead its technical support team to ensure that customers’ needs are constantly met.

Epic media group rebrand Bucher Municipal’s fleet

In January 2020 Johnston Sweepers joined with sewer cleaning equipment company J.Hvidtved Larsen UK to form Bucher Municipal Ltd. With the formation of a new company a new single brand was created. EPIC Media Group was selected to undertake the rebrand of the 48 van service fleet.

Over a six-month period, EPIC worked with Bucher Municipal to systematically remove the old branding from the fleet and replacing it with new vinyl signage. By working this way, it created minimal impact on Bucher Municipal’s day-to-day operations.

Kasia Luffman, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Bucher Municipal said: “I was really impressed with the flexibility and efficiency of working with EPIC Media Group. The process of the vehicle rebranding has had minimal impact on our business, and we are really pleased with the quality of the work.”

George Ruck, Training Instructor at Bucher Municipal added: “A fantastic job. Polite staff who take pride in what they do, and to leave the site as clean as they found it. A credit to the company.”

Kevin Murton, Managing Director of EPIC Media Group said: “Rebranding an existing operational fleet can be daunting for businesses. We worked closely with Bucher Municipal to deliver a program that suited their business needs.”

CMS SupaTrak passes ISO 45001 certification and demonstrates its commitment to safety

Connected fleet specialist CMS Supatrak passed its ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management accreditation with flying colours. The telematics platform solutions provider reached through the audit without a single major or minor non-conformance.

ISO 45001 Accreditation is an international standard that means that businesses can implement a system for managing the health and safety of its operations, reducing the risk of accidents, claims, costs, and business interruptions, winning and retaining business.

CMS has also achieved the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, and ISO 27001 Information Security Management System over the last year, significantly overcoming the challenges of the pandemic.

The British Assessment Bureau conducted the ISO external audit. The certification is UKAS accredited, meaning it comes from a Government-backed certificate.

CMS SupaTrak’s passing the ISO 45001 audit underlines its commitment to safety while future-proofing its operations.

Sales and Marketing Director for CMS SupaTrak, Sally Cumner, comments: “Achieving our ISO 45001 certification during the pandemic is a marvellous effort. It shows how we engage with our employees and clients to ensure they are safe at any time. This effort will also ensure that we gain more local authority contracts due to our commitment to safety while reassuring existing customers at the same time. CMS SupaTrak will continue to build and expand its ongoing success.”


SFS joins new HGV and Specialist Vehicles Framework

Local authority vehicle partner Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has been awarded a place on a new specialist vehicles procurement framework launched by The Procurement Partnership (TPPL) and the North Easter Procurement Organisation (NEPO) earlier this year.

The framework provides all public bodies in the UK with a compliant route to market for the acquisition of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and specialist vehicles. SFS has been named a supplier on LOT 3 and LOT4 of the framework for the contract hire of HGVs (12.5t and above) and buses (5-75 seats).

Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS said: “We are pleased to be part of the framework, which can assist local authorities and other public bodies in managing their fleet requirements. Our approach is very much in line with both TPPL and NEPO as we aim to help our customers improve the efficiency of their fleet operations, adding value wherever possible, to enhance their front-line services.”

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