Michael Rutter, who joined Keighley based Byworth Boiler Hire in 2006, has been promoted to Sales Director. Originally appointed as Hire Sales Engineer over the last ten years he has been involved in many aspects of the business including training, service work, sales and hire of industrial steam and hot water boilers.
Following completion of an HND in Mechanical Engineering at Oxford Polytechnic in 1986 Michael moved to Yorkshire to take up his first job with a leading manufacturer of towing and trailer equipment. As his career progressed a number of jobs followed including Export Sales Manager for a manufacturer of spring making machinery and gas fired furnaces. This job involved extensive travel to many overseas markets in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East – an experience he described as fascinating! After a brief spell working for a company back in his home town of Shaftesbury in Dorset Michael relocated back to Yorkshire and in 2006 to join Byworth Boiler Hire.
Michael commented: “Working at Byworth Boiler Hire is challenging yet at the same time very rewarding. The diverse range of customers and applications means it is always interesting and I’ve learnt a lot about the industry with its myriad of applications for steam which continues to change and grow. Being a family owned business there is a great team spirit with a commitment to developing long term relationships with customers, some of whom we have been serving for over 30 years.”
He added: “One of our greatest strengths is having Byworth Boilers as a sister company who build all our boilers and ancillary equipment. This means we can offer the most modern fleet of boilers in the industry and provide both short and long term hire solutions for many industrial sectors. Across the two businesses we can provide tailored solutions for hire or new plant and often work hand in hand to support each other’s activities.”
Away from work Michael is married to Katheryn, they have three children and this year celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. His hobbies include cycling, bridge and horse riding.
Managing Director Peter Baldwin said: “Michael is a valued member of the Byworth Boiler Hire team who, with his commitment and dedication, has greatly contributed to the development of the company over the last ten years. His promotion is well deserved.”
Byworth’s extensive fleet of over 100 hire boilers is constantly being enlarged, upgraded and maintained to ensure continuity and efficiency. The company also offers a comprehensive back-up service with an experienced team of professional engineers, based throughout the UK, able to attend site quickly to provide full support.