John Connolly, President
John is the Managing Director of Kingfisher Industrial, which supports the industry in the fight against the effects of wear and premature failure caused by the handling of bulk solid materials. Having been established since 1981, Kingfisher offers a one-stop solution associated to the design, manufacture, protection and installation of process plant and equipment used to convey, store or process solids in either a mechanical, pneumatic or hydraulic state of conveyance.
Having travelled and worked throughout the world in primary manufacturing and process industries, John has encountered the full plethora of industrial experience from the manufacture and installation of equipment and project engineering through to senior operational and sales responsibilities.
Roy Ball, Vice President
Roy Ball is Managing Director of Rulmeca UK Ltd with its factory in Corby, Northants. It is a subsidiary of the Rulmeca Group of companies world-wide who are recognised as the world’s largest manufacturer of Bulk Handling rollers and Motorized Pulleys.
Roy started his career in 1975 and served initially as a Technical Apprentice at Universal Conveyor where he progressed through all departments of the business to UK Component Sales Manager.
In 1987 he then moved to Interroll Ltd as Bulk Handling Country Manager for a further 18 years. When Interroll Bulk Handling Ltd was purchased by the Rulmeca Group in 2005, Roy then became Managing Director of all operations in the UK.
Along with Rulmeca, Roy has always been involved with the manufacture and sales of conveyor components; primarily in the field of Conveyor Rollers and Motorized Pulleys and currently lives in Loughborough with his wife Teresa.
Michael Kaye, Past President
Michael joined Flexco’s UK subsidiary in 2004 and is currently General Manager with responsibility for the UK, Ireland, West Africa and Middle East markets. A Graduate Mechanical Engineer with experience in the Gear, Printing, Process Instrumentation and Bulk Materials Handling industries. A member of the MHEA executive for over 5 years.
Charles Conroy, Managing Director
With nearly 40 years’ engineering experience in power generation and heavy industry, Charles Conroy is Owner and Managing Director of the highly respected Greenbank Group of companies.
Under his leadership, the award-winning company – which he first joined as a Technical Apprentice in 1978 – has developed a global reputation for quality and innovation in the field of bulk handling and wear protection systems for the most demanding of environments.
A leading exporter with manufacturing facilities in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, Greenbank also has subsidiaries in India and China and a network of global partners.
Having risen through the ranks of the company, Charles was uniquely qualified to become Managing Director of a business that continues to develop new products and services to meet the changing needs of its customers whilst diversifying into new markets.
Simon Nadin, Executive Committee Member
Simon Nadin is General Manager at Siemens Mechanical Drives, part of Siemens Industry.
Siemens Mechanical Drives supplies gear units, geared motors and drive train systems all over the world, to industries from power to mining, from a purpose-built site in Leeds.
Simon was sponsored by Rolls Royce at university and subsequently worked for Rolls Royce in Sheffield as a Quality Engineer. He joined Siemens in 1998, and built up a strong track record of achievement in the UK and in Germany, within the fields of production and process management. He also played a major role in helping the Siemens drives facility at Congleton become a world leading and award-winning site. One of his first tasks at Mechanical Drives in 2010 was to successfully relocate the old Bradford factory to improved facilities in Leeds, a major undertaking.
Locally, Simon sits on the Leeds City Region’s Employment and Skills Board, and visits schools in Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and York to raise the profile of engineering regionally. He lives near York.
Mike Redmond, Executive Committee Member
Dale Lockley, Executive Committee Member
Dale Lockley has over 20 years of experience working within and leading international multidisciplinary teams and developing materials handling technologies of worldwide operating companies including more than seven years as Managing Director. He joined SAMSON in 2016 initially as Senior Project Manager and later worked as Program Delivery Manager. As a qualified Mechanical Engineer as well as an experienced businessman, Dale brings an important combination of technical and commercial knowledge to SAMSON Materials Handling.
SAMSON Materials Handling design and manufacture a range of mobile materials handling solutions for intake, storage and export of general bulk cargoes. SAMSON Materials Handling is part of the AUMUND Group, a highly respected group of engineering and manufacturing companies with subsidiaries, after sales and warehouses situated around the globe.
James Bullock, Executive Committee Member
James is Managing Director of ConSpare Holdings Ltd and runs its two trading divisions, ConSpare Ltd and ProSpare Ltd. He joined the MHEA Executive Committee in 2015
James started his career in 1984 at concrete industry specialist ConSpare Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of concrete production equipment and spare parts. ConSpare is one of the best known names in the industry and has been involved in many of the most prestigious construction projects in the UK, including Hinkley Point, Crossrail and the Channel Tunnel.
ProSpare was launched in 2007 to bring the unique ConSpare range of products and expertise to a wider audience in sectors such as quarrying, mineral processing, cement, chemical and power generation. ProSpare supplies high performance materials handling equipment to companies processing bulk raw materials and advises on improving process efficiency.
James lives near Nottingham and is a keen target rifle shooter, having represented Great Britain, England and Nottinghamshire on many occasions.
Tanguy Roelens, Administration
Tanguy Roelens and the team at CJ Association Management provide administration and marketing support to MHEA