Fluid transfer solutions specialists Pirtek UK has announced the promotion of Alistair Wiggins from operations director to managing director. His appointment marks the culmination of a true ‘rising through the ranks’ journey for Wiggins, who joined the franchise’s Park Royal Centre as a mobile sales and services technician (MSST) in 1990.
In addition to his appointment as managing director of Pirtek UK, Wiggins also joins the board of Pirtek Europe which oversees the operations of the company’s 170 centres across 6 countries in Europe.
Also joining the European board is Paul Dunlop, who has been appointed as European sales director. Dunlop, who has enjoyed considerable success in a similar role in the UK, will bring his sales expertise and experience to Pirtek’s European operations. Dunlop’s rise to the upper echelons of the company has been similarly remarkable, starting with Pirtek Manchester in 1992 before joining Pirtek UK in 1999 as sales development manager. He has been sales director of Pirtek UK since 2007.
Pirtek chairman Kelvin Roberts commented: “Both Alistair and Paul have been with Pirtek for a long time and have seen the company and its operations from just about every conceivable angle, so they understand the Pirtek business model and the need of its customers better than just about anyone. Their promotion is a reward for their commitment to and passion for the Pirtek brand and marks another giant leap forward for the company both here in the UK and across Europe.”