Rory Wilde and Mike Derrington appointed into senior production roles at Venari Group

Venari Group has made two significant appointments to support the activation of its new 60,000 sq. ft. Brighouse production facility.

Rory Wilde, who has worked as senior coach-builder at Venari’s subsidiary company, O&H, has been promoted to foreman of the group, which will see him managing firefighting vehicle production, whilst Mike Derrington joins the company as Chief Firefighting Vehicle Engineer.

Commenting on his promotion, Mr Wilde said: “I’m pleased have been offered and accepted the position of Group Foreman at Venari. I’ve worked in the firefighting vehicle market for over ten years, after following Oliver (North) to O&H to help drive improvements in production, which we have since achieved. I relish the opportunity and challenge of my new role – we will raise the bar when it comes to shop floor efficiency and quality.

Venari Group appoints senior production staff

“My career has always revolved around creating strong workforces with drive, determination and camaraderie and my new team will remain focussed on achieving that – whilst working in the most positive and supportive workplace in our field.”

Speaking of his appointment, Mike Derrington added: “I’ve worked with both Oliver North and Rory Wilde for most of the past five years and their dedication to quality, innovation and customer care are the factors which initially attracted me to Venari.

“The strategy with Venari’s new partner Ziegler also played a key part, as I admire Ziegler’s firefighting truck range and quality, across pumping appliances, air crash trucks, aerials and specials. But building them here in Yorkshire was probably the biggest draw of all, meaning we can take advantage of world-class IP, yet manufacture them from raw material. My sole intention is to help drive absolutely unrivalled quality, together with the market’s highest customer satisfaction.”