Kelvin joined Garmendale as General Manager after working with the senior team at Garmendale for many years as both supplier and client in the automotive and engineering industries. He has since been promoted to the Sales Director role.
With Garmendale undergoing a period of sustained growth through additional demand for the gating and ride systems, the business needed to strengthen its management team to ensure the legendary garmendale service remains every bit as strong.
He has worked for over 27 years in both sales and service roles and 20 of these have been in senior management, so he is not short of experience in similar roles and certainly not short of enthusiasm and energy.
The appointment also frees up more time for Managing Director, David Shelmerdine to work with his in-house Design Engineering team on the ambitious new product development programme the business began in 2015. This programme saw the recent installation of the first QuadStar Vroomster ride for Alton Towers in the UK and the first QuadTrack, tracked dark ride for Santa Park in Finland and launches of a whole new range of products for the theme park and attractions sector.
Kelvin is 43, married for 15 years, has two girls ages seven and twelve and lives in Derbyshire. When he’s not at work or away with clients he enjoys his time with family and friends. He’s also mildly obsessed with cars and his automotive history has something of a who’s who of the interesting and unusual. Oh and he doesn’t like caravans very much.