IAPS employs production manager ahead of new venture
By Euan Youdale09 September 2015
Ken Cooke joins IAPS Group’s service division, PSR (Platform Service & Repair), as production manager. He has responsibility for setting up and running the workshops and product assembly facilities at the Group’s new, larger headquarters in Telford, Shropshire.
He is project managing the installation of 5 tonne and 16 tonne lifting capacity overhead cranes in the workshops, along with four 4 tonne vehicle lifts. He will also set up the assembly area and production processes for mounting Aldercote booms to panel vans, as the company prepares to enter the van-mounted boom market.
Steve Couling, managing director of IAPS Group, which owns PSR, said, “Ken has extensive knowledge of van mounted boom lifts, along with a great deal of technical expertise and management experience. He will be invaluable in helping to establish our new Aldercote production facilities.”
Ken joined PSR from energy company Western Power Distribution, where he was workshop controller, managing the maintenance, service, repair and certification of all plant and vehicles at his depot. Prior to WPD, he spent eight years at van-mounted boom lift distributor Versalift, firstly as training manager, then as after-sales and service manager.