John Ball to leave Height for Hire

24 May 2013

John Ball, managing director of Height for Hire Group.

John Ball, managing director of Height for Hire Group.

Height for Hire has announced that John Ball, managing director, is to resign from the company and pursue other business interests.

Mr Ball joined the company in 1986 when he opened its Limerick branch and was appointed managing director in 1993, at which time it had three depots in Ireland. Since then he has overseen the company’s expansion into mainland UK, as Easi UpLifts, as well as the acquisition of the SCS business in Slovakia.

He also served for many years on the board of IPAF and was president from 2008 to 2010.

A timescale for Mr Ball’s departure has not been confirmed and neither has Height for Hire made any comment yet on the identity of his successor, if there is to be one.

Company founder Harry McArdle said; “John’s energy and dynamism have contributed significantly to the growth and success of the group within the access industry and for this I thank him and wish him all the best as he pursues other business interests”.

Mr Ball said; “I have been associated with Height For Hire/Easi UpLifts group for close to 30 years now, serving for the last 20 years as its managing director. It has been a great privilege to work with such a dedicated board and team over that time and I sincerely thank them for their support.

“I am extremely fortunate to work with one of the industry’s greatest pioneers, Harry McArdle, whose significant lifelong contribution to the access industry was justifiably recognised in Miami earlier this year.

His friendship and advice is something I will continue to value in the years ahead. I leave at a time when the company has built up a strong management team to bring it to the next stage of growth. I wish them great success in their endeavours.”

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