The Management Team

Nigel Hubbard, Managing Director

Nigel is a keen sportsman who in his youth enjoyed some success in football at local level but quickly realised that he needed another career to earn a living! So thirty years ago he entered the industrial dust control industry with what is now a major Dustcheck competitor. Being exposed to all aspects of the industry, and at all levels from design engineer to worldwide product management, has allowed him to gain valuable experience within the industry as a whole. Presenting at national and international seminars, contributing to industry publications and European standards on explosion protection all reflect his extensive knowledge in the industry today.

He is still very interested in sport and particularly football, but nowadays, this is mainly from an armchair!

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Pete Dawson, Director of Sales

Leading the sales team at Dustcheck, Pete has over 30 years of materials handling and process engineering experience, with a significant amount of that time spent specifically in the Dust Control Industry. His formative years at Dustcheck were spent serving the company’s southern area client base, before he moved to a sales management role.

On a personal level, Pete has spent the last few years completely renovating an old property in his home county of Leicestershire, is married with two teenage sons and spends what spare time he has as front man of a local rock covers band.

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Chris Taylor, Production Manager

Chris started his working life in his home town of Oldham, working as a sheet metal apprentice within a company manufacturing powder coating spray booths and duct systems. He moved into the catering sector manufacturing stainless steel fabrication where he spent 16 years working his way up to management level. Now living in leafy Cheshire Chris has been with Dustcheck for four years where he started as Works Foreman.

Chris is a family man with three children – youngest being five and eldest 17. A season ticket holder at Manchester City and a fan for over 20 years, he can remember his first game standing in the Kippax at the old Maine Road Stadium. He is a keen golfer who is elated if he manages a PAR!

Jane Boon, Aftermarket Team Leader

Jane has spent most of her career working for the Courts Service working her way up to Management level until she joined the Dustcheck Team in 2016. Jane’s role over sees all of the Dustcheck servicing schedules as well as managing the internal spares sales team.

At home Jane is mum to two grown up daughters, splitting her time between the UK and Spain where her eldest daughter lives with Jane’s four year old grandson.

Our Sales Team

Andy Darby, UK Sales Manager

A member of Dustcheck’s external sales team, Andy has spent all of his working life in the dust control industry and with over 26 years’ experience providing industrial ventilation and filtration solutions, is well equipped to support customers with their environmental needs. From initial identification of issues through to provision of an efficient, working solution he will be there to offer guidance from start to finish.

An avid Boxing and Rugby fan, Andy is now also exploring his musical side by playing electric guitar (or attempting to).

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John Osman, South East Area Technical Sales

John has over 18 years of experience working for some of the UK’s leading materials handling companies. He started his career in the industry as a project engineer later moving into sales. He has been successful in providing effective materials handling solutions to some of the most prestigious companies in the food, beverage and chemical industries.

When he is not working he enjoys walks around central London and the surrounding countryside with his wife and daughter, spending time with friends, and occasionally can be seen cycling in the Hertfordshire countryside.

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Mal Sharpley, Northern Area Sales Manager

Mal has spent all his working life in bulk storage and materials handling; with 39 years of experience in all aspects ranging from systems design to components.

A keen sportsman, he now relies on a leisurely stroll around a golf course or coaching his son at football to keep fit. Mal also enjoys sampling real ales in his free time – though this can be in demand as he and his wife are often driving their three young children around to various activities!

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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, North West Area Technical Sales

After finishing college, completing a BTEC Diploma in Business and Finance, Robert Joined the Royal Air Force as a Telecommunications Operator.

After completing 12 years of service, Robert moved in to sales – working within the Telecommunications, Asbestos Services, Surface Preparation and Industrial Vacuum industries.

When he isn’t working, Robert attends his local gym regularly to keep fit,  spends time with his family and French Bulldog, and enjoys going to watch live music events.

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William Orr, Technical Sales, Scotland

William is an experience mechanical engineer having worked the majority of his career in Marine Engine Propulsion, Generators and Turbines. He lived and worked in South Africa for 25 Years and was a Regional Manager with Cummins Diesel.

William returned to Scotland in 2005, where he picked up some experience with one of Dustcheck’s major competitors.  He lives with his wife in Glasgow and is local to the Dustcheck Scottish office. When he’s not out on the road he has a passion for Golf and would like to get to single figures but that’s a work in progress!

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