UK rental company Star Platforms has promoted Giuseppe ‘Pep’ Ventrella to technical director.
Ventrella joined the company in 2016 as service manager, responsible for overseeing the repairs and service functions. Prior to Star, he spent two years as a freelance service engineer following 18 years with Nationwide Platforms, where he worked his way up from an apprentice to regional engineering manager.
He will now be responsible for overseeing all engineering activities, maintaining technical standards and ensuring legislative compliance, whilst working with manufacturers.
Talking of his new role, he said: “I am delighted to be given this position at such an exciting time for the business. The company has continuously developed and promoted from within, which is a fantastic message to our workforce, potential employees and the industry. I work with an incredible team and look forward to exploring new opportunities for the department.”
Joint managing director, Steve Simmons, added: "Pep has been instrumental in our growth and success. The contribution he has made to our business and the powered access industry has been exceptional, and we are delighted to recognise his achievements and dedication with this new role.”