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Balmoral Tanks announces appointments that underpin ambition


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Having been in the tank design manufacturing business for 40 years Balmoral Tanks provides a broad portfolio of storage products for the water, wastewater, anaerobic digestion, fire fighting, aquaculture and processing markets.

The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aberdeen-based engineering and manufacturing business, Balmoral Group, has built a reputation for providing not only the highest quality of product but also unrivalled levels of customer service on a global basis.

To further strengthen its market-leading position it has announced two senior appointments – one at each of its manufacturing locations.

Gary Lockwood becomes the new operations director at Balmoral Tanks’ Llantrisant facility in South Wales while Cheong Tsang moves into a similar role in Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire.

Mr Lockwood has enjoyed a career across the defence, aerospace and electronic contract manufacturing sectors where he has held responsibility for engineering, operations, programme management and business development.

He is a time served electrical engineer from the Atomic Weapons Establishment where he achieved an ONC & HNC in electrical electronics before undertaking further qualifications in personnel management, continual improvement and LEAN, more recently completing an APM PMQ.

Mr Lockwood’s career has taken him to multiple locations from Canada and America to South Korea, Spain, Norfolk and Cambridge before returning home to Wales.

He said: “I am really excited to be joining Balmoral Tanks and look forward to helping the leadership team achieve its goals in making the company a more successful business and a great place to work.”

As a WRU Level 2 coach he regularly finds himself at pitches on cold wet weekends and said: “At least in the summer the rain gets warmer!”

The new operations director for the Thurnscoe plant is Cheong Tsang. Born in Hong Kong and raised from an early age in Scotland, Mr Tsang received his BSc in production engineering and management from Strathclyde University and, from there, has followed a career in engineering and manufacturing.

Mr Tsang has held various management and directorial roles in design/development, quality/process control, production and operations and has worked extensively in the UK, China and Germany.

“I firmly believe that people are the most important resource in any company. Indeed, I would argue strongly that a company is its people and that strong teamwork aligned to delivering second-to-none customer service are the keys to a successful company.

“My leadership style is one based on transparency, empowerment, coaching and collaboration and I am looking forward to further developing Balmoral Tanks’ strong workforce into a truly world-beating team.”

Allan Joyce, managing director at Balmoral Tanks, said: “We are delighted to announce these two senior appointments. Both gentlemen come to Balmoral with precisely the skill sets and spirit we require.

“We look forward to benefiting from their combined experience and I am sure their knowledge and capabilities will assist our ambitious targets in the global market.”

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