Mark Neale


Friday 1st September 2014

Today meet Mark Neale

Pirtek Medway Hydraquip Medway
Area Sales Manager HYDRAQUIP Hose & Hydraulics

My journey in the field of hydraulics began in 2002, when I joined Dunlop Hiflex in Sittingbourne as a mobile engineer. Not having had any experience, Dunlop Hiflex provided all the necessary training for me to begin my role as a hydraulic service engineer. After spending a few years with Dunlop Hiflex, I joined the team at Pirtek Medway. I worked as a mobile hose engineer at Pirtek Medway going on site assisting in hydraulic breakdowns. Though in 2008 whilst at Pirtek Medway, a Hydraulic Engineer role arose at Hydraquip Medway. I had to weigh up the pros and cons of moving from Pirtek Medway to Hydraquip Medway. Hydraquip offered an opportunity to progress and develop my skills as well as the knowledge of the industry, for which reason I chose to leave Pirtek Medway. I spent a number of years working on the road, attending on site breakdowns to get customers machinery up and running with minimum downtime. No matter how dirty the job got, especially with hydraulic oil spillages from broken down machinery, my van always remained immaculately clean. This baffled not just my colleagues but my customers too! Come rain or shine, the Hydraquip logo on my van remained 100% gleaming!
Over the years, I have gained a wealth of experience, knowledge and a great understanding of all aspects of the hydraulic industry especially daily operations. As a result I worked my way up to an Area Sales Manager for the Strood hydraulic depot to oversee and support engineers in their daily on site jobs as well as driving sales and building relationships with existing and potential customers in the South East of England.

I am also actively involved in setting up the new hydraulic on site workshops, from stock to inductions and training. I spend a week with the trained engineers to give them an insight to Hydraquip’s policy of repairs, customer service and health and safety. Joining a team that provide experienced mentors enables new employees to feel supported and gain a great understanding the company’s work ethics. I am one of two people that are contacted during out of hours if any questions may arise. This is not often, though I am always prepared (even if it is 2 in the morning!).

I participate in the company’s Karting for Heroes annual event, I really enjoy the competitive element of karting and especially when it is for a good cause such as Help for Heroes. Over the years, I have successfully involved a number of my customers which make up nearly half the number of teams who participate.

I love to spend time with my family, especially with my 19 month old daughter Lois who always keeps us on our toes! We have recently returned from a family holiday on the Greek island of Skiathos. This was the first time Lois had been abroad and she absolutely loved it! In my spare time (not that I have much these days!) I play football, enjoy swimming and watching football and motorsport. Luckily for me I can go and watch some of the motor sport races at Hydraquip’s Brands Hatch suite!

Meet The Team

04.08.14Duncan MacBain
05.08.14Steven Wicks
08.08.14Gary Tucker
11.08.14Jay MacBain
12.08.14Rabs Atwal
15.08.14Geoff Kelley
19.08.14Bob Wheatley
21.08.14James Roth
22.08.14Barry Saupin
26.08.14Carolyn Kay
27.08.14Alan Scott
28.08.14Amelia Cregan
29.08.14Fintan Ennis
01.09.14Mark Neale
22.09.14James Harris
07.10.14Tony Brighton
26.11.14Andy Carr
17.12.14Bert Tong
19.01.15Barry Thompson
20.05.15Tom Halliday
19.11.15Lee Newton
19.11.15Elfyn Roberts
04.01.16Steven Nock
04.01.16Stuart Carter
04.01.16Nathan Ward
13.04.16Matt House
01.11.16Bryan Drummond
08.11.16Scott Donegan
14.11.16Rich Cooper
22.05.17Roy Heaton
31.01.18Rob Savage
12.02.18Derek Emslie
15.02.18Phil Wagstaff
18.05.18Rob Heaton
22.05.18James Dorling
22.05.18Simon Durose
22.05.18Ross Heatherington
23.05.18Gary Matthews
23.05.18Josh Lewington
23.05.18Jake Hillier
23.05.18Jason Coller
25.06.18Dai Hazeltine
01.08.18Ryan Tozer
07.11.18Gavin Rodgers
03.04.19Craig Pottie
03.06.19Alex Day
14.06.19Kelly Owen
17.07.19Andy Payne
01.08.19Jeff Coulson
02.09.19Leon Simmons
22.01.20Sam Bird
31.01.20David Callaghan
03.02.20Kane Upton
05.08.21Steve Jackson