Alan Hockey joins Mercury
Mercury has announced the appointment of Alan Hockey as manufacturing manager.
Steve Cross, director at Mercury, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alan to the business. He brings a wealth of operational experience and a clear understanding of fabrication, lean manufacturing, quality management and health and safety principles. He will be a valuable person to have on board to help support the business as we continue the next phase of our growth.”
Alan has spent many years in the industry including seven years as head of production at Anglian Home Improvements.
He said: “I am delighted to have joined Mercury. The business has experienced huge growth over the past few years due to the focussed determination of the senior management team. I am excited to head up the operational side of the business as we look to further improve efficiencies, so it is well-equipped to meet its growth targets.”
As Alan points out, Gloucester-based Mercury has witnessed significant growth over the past few years which has resulted in the expansion of its production facility by a further 50% and the acquisition of its third manufacturing unit.
Steve said: “We have seen continued year-on-year growth for our aluminium and PVC-U products and even though the market is showing some signs of slowing, we still have a very large pipeline of work across domestic, trade and commercial sectors.”
Alan joined the business in June 2023 and will head up the 60-strong team across the three manufacturing sites.
He said: “After so many years working in this industry, it’s rare to find an opportunity that still excites you. But with Mercury I have. The potential for this business is superb and I look forward to further building on its high-quality credentials.”