Our Team

Meet the team behind CRJ Services

Directors

Rob Symons

Director

Rob Symons

Rob has over 15 years’ experience of waste management and plant hire operations.

His skills range from sales and customer service through to mechanical engineering, waste operations and logistics.

Rob has involvement in developing waste processing systems for some of the largest waste management organisations in the UK.

He has an extensive network of contacts within the waste industry and is hardworking and passionate about good customer service.

Ben McQuaid

Director

Ben McQuaid

Ben has vast experience in the recycling and material processing equipment industry.

Ben started Matpro Machinery Ltd, an equipment dealership representing a number of world-renowned OEM brands, in 2014.

In 2016 CRJ Services Ltd acquired Matpro Machinery Ltd, and subsequently Ben now sits on the board of directors at CRJ Services Ltd, as Sales Director. 

Lee Carter

Director

An original founder of the CRJ business, Lee and the then directors saw an opportunity for recycling equipment hire in the waste industry.

Diversifying from farming, Lee has a day to day involvement in the business, from financial management and purchasing to people management and processes.


Kevin Jones

Director

Kevin Jones

Kevin was an original founder of CRJ Services and was part of the team that diversified from their farming operations into the hiring of recycling and material processing equipment.


Finance and Business Support

Ali Wennell

Business Manager

Ali Wennell

Drawing on over 20 years’ business experience, Ali manages the Finance Team and Health and Safety amongst other responsibilities.

Ali ensures the CRJ team and our customers’ employees stay safe when working with our recycling machinery.

She also looks after Human Resources as well as managing new projects and processes at CRJ.

Ali is well organised and passionate about CRJ, helping to keep the team on track.

Vicky Lunn

Finance Manager

Vicky Lunn

Vicky joined us in July 2017 and is a part-qualified Management Accountant.

She currently manages the finance of equipment sales and the maintenance / servicing of our customer’s machines.

Vicky is diligent, efficient and plays a key role in helping our directors to forecast.

Therefore, if you have any queries about your invoices from an equipment purchase or machine servicing, Vicky is your first point of contact.

Lisa Gibson

Finance Manager

Lisa Gibson

Lisa comes from a financial background and is responsible for the finances of the hire and parts business streams.

She provides the management team with valuable information to help run our business. Lisa is hardworking, efficient and very good at explaining our charging to customers, and of course, helping to get invoices paid on time! 

Therefore, if you have any queries about your invoices from an equipment hire or parts sale, Lisa is your first point of contact. 


Stephen Robinson

Finance Manager

Stephen has been with CRJ since October 2019 and joined the finance team to provide maternity cover, and has since joined us in a full-time role.

Stephen is diligent and hard-working. He manages a range of functions within the finance department and has become a vital member of the team.

Beth Carter

Finance Assistant

Beth Carter

Helpful and thorough, Beth joined CRJ Services in November 2015.

She is responsible for all our purchase invoices and supports the team with a whole host of other admin duties.

Therefore, any invoices to CRJ should be sent to Beth at the email address below.


SALES AND MARKETING

Sylvia O'Meara

Head of Sales

Sylvia O'Meara

Sylvia joined CRJ in 2015 with extensive experience of the waste industry.

Thanks to this knowledge, Sylvia is a great problem solver and is dedicated to ensuring the hire and sales side of our business is coordinated and runs smoothly.

Sylvia manages the field-based UK and Ireland sales team from our head office in Cheshire. Aside from this, Sylvia has overall responsibility for the hire desk, our wagons, drivers and operator teams.

Tom McLaren

Marketing Manager

Tom McLaren

Joining CRJ in May 2018, Tom is our Marketing Manager.

He has a degree in Marketing Management and is responsible for the full range of CRJ's marketing activities.

Tom has a great eye for detail and is a versatile member of the team. He covers everything from drone videography to content writing to website development.

Wayne Drewett

Part Sales Manager

Wayne Drewett

Wayne manages our ever-growing part sales business, sourcing quality parts and ensuring we are able to offer great value to our customers.

With a background in purchasing and stores management, Wayne is responsible for ensuring that we have the right parts at the right time at the right price.

Knowledgeable and supportive, Wayne is the main point of contact for our part sales.


Damian Casey

Area Sales Manager

Damian joined CRJ Services in 2016 as the after-sales manager.

Having gradually learnt more and more about the industry, Damian later moved into a sales role in 2018.

He is now the Area Sales Manager for Ireland and Scotland.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing hurling back home in Ireland.

Mike Symons

Area Sales Manager

Mike has grown up with CRJ Services.

As a result, he has extensive knowledge of a range of recycling and material processing machinery, both from a technical and operational standpoint.

He started full-time with CRJ back in 2016 after completing a university degree.

Mike is now a key part of the sales team as an Area Sales Manager, covering the Midlands.

Dylan McConville

Area Sales Manager

Dylan joined CRJ Services in January 2019, as a Sales and Service Assistant.

He gained valuable experience and knowledge in his first role, which has allowed him to make the transition to become an Area Sales Manager.

Dylan is a University graduate, completing a university degree in Accounting and Finance.

He is now a key part of the sales team, covering Yorkshire & North East area.


Paul Barnston

Key Account Manager

Paul joined the CRJ team as a Key Account Manager in 2020, with a background of around 40 years in the materials handling, processing & recycling, plant machinery hire & sales industries.

Becky Curley

Hires Controller

Becky provides a point of contact for our hire customers.

Becky ensures the appropriate information has been sent to our clients and that all hire documentation is in place prior to a hire starting.

Friendly and helpful, she also speaks with customers during the hire period regarding extensions to hire periods, off-hire and any other queries.

In addition to this, Becky supports our Director, Rob with the management of our customer relationships.

Rachel Savage

Hire & Sales Administrator

Rachel Savage

Rachel has been with CRJ since 2011 and has a great understanding of our internal processes and operations.

Rachel is thorough, attentive and assists the sales and hires team with admin support, ensuring all correct documentation is complete and available to relevant team members.


STORES

Brian Parker

Stores Manager

Brian Parker

Brian’s career has been in stores management and is keeping our stores at CRJ in meticulous order.

He’s passionate about keeping our engineers stocked with the parts they need to turn our hire equipment around quickly.

Enabling us to respond quickly with any item required on customer sites.

In addition to this, he also orders some of our fast-moving parts and is working hard to get the best prices for CRJ.

Andy Whalley

Stores Person

Andy Whalley - Stoes Assistant

Andy is our Stores Person.

His main role is to issue stock out to our engineers, manage goods in and out and to help Brian to organise our ever-growing parts department.


Workshop

Tom Maddock

Service Manager

Tom is our service manager. He ‘hung up’ his tools following 8 years working as a mobile engineer and then as a team leader of one of our engineering teams.

As a result, he now uses his hands-on experience to troubleshoot and support our customer’s operations.

Tom’s role involves arranging the servicing of both the CRJ hire fleet, as well as our customer's machines.

In addition to this, he is on-hand to dispatch his mobile engineering team to keep our customer’s operations up and running.

Terry Martin

Workshop Manager

Terry Martin

Tom is our service manager. He ‘hung up’ his tools following 8 years working as a mobile engineer and then as a team leader of one of our engineering teams.

As a result, he now uses his hands-on experience to troubleshoot and support our customer’s operations.

Tom’s role involves arranging the servicing of both the CRJ hire fleet, as well as our customer's machines.

In addition to this, he is on-hand to dispatch his mobile engineering team to keep our customer’s operations up and running.

Joe Symons

Transport Manager

Joe has grown up with CRJ.

Joe started with CRJ as a mechanic and gained years of experience learning about the different areas of the business.

Following his years of hands-on work in our workshop, Joe has transitioned to become our Transport Manager.

Ben Ravenscroft

Yard Operative

Ben Ravenscroft

Ben is based at the CRJ site.

He ensures that the site is kept in tip-top order and that machines are prepared for the workshop. 

Ben has a good sense of humour and is committed to supporting the rest of the team.


GREEN TEAM

Tony Sheen

Workshop Team Leader

Tony is a skilled engineer who has been with CRJ for a number of years.

Tony has been promoted to Team Leader and is now leads a team of workshop engineers.

Dedicated and knowledgable, his main focus is to ensure our equipment moves quickly and efficiently through our workshop.

He is also responsible for looking after health and safety within his team.


Graeme Milne

Green Team Mechanic

Kegan Stuart

Green Team Mechanic

Mike Barlow

Green Team Mechanic


Mark Lawton

Green Team Mechanic

Adam Brady

Green Team Mechanic


ORANGE TEAM

Prez Jakubowski

Workshop Team Leader

Prez Jakubowski

Prez is an experienced engineer who has been with CRJ for a number of years.

He has been promoted to a Team Leader position, responsible for a team of engineers based at CRJ's HQ.

Focused and hard-working, his key role is to ensure our equipment moves quickly and efficiently through our workshop inspection/repair process in the timescales needed for our customers.

He is also responsible for looking after health and safety within his team.


Artur Pronobis

Orange Team Mechanic

Paul Shenton

Orange Team Mechanic

Will Flynn

Orange Team Mechanic


Ben Austin

Orange Team Mechanic


Mobile Service Team

Shane Sprowell

Mobile Service Engineer

Tom Atkinson

Mobile Service Engineer

Peter Griffiths

Mobile Service Engineer

Our mobile service engineers are a crucial part of our operation. They are strategically located around the country, enabling them to attend our customers sites quickly, to make sure any issues are resolved efficiently. They are equipped with a service van kitted out with tools and parts to conduct many routine checks and fixes on site, getting our customers back up and running as quickly as possible.


Drivers and Operators

Rob Green

HGV Driver and Machine Operator

John Ransom

HGV Driver and Machine Operator

Chad Martin

HGV Driver and Machine Operator


Gary Martin

HGV Driver and Machine Operator

Jon Barton

HGV Driver and Machine Operator

Our driver and operator team our imperative to the sucess of CRJ. They deliver and collect our equipment from around the country.

Rob, John and Chad are our key delivery drivers. They deliver equipment to our customer’s sites, set up the machinery and complete a full induction for customer staff. Skilled and flexible, they are often the people our customers see most often, therefore an important part of our customer facing team.

Our multi-talented shredder operators spend weeks out on the road attending customer sites to complete shredding work for them. Self-motivated with a good sense of humour, both Joe and Gary provide an exceptional green and wood waste shredding service nationwide


We are here to help!

 

Call us today on 01565 723886 to speak to one of our expert team. Alternatively, email us at enquiries@crjservices.co.uk or fill out the below enquiry form.