Our people engineered around you
Like our solutions, our teams are engineered around you.
Comprising a vibrant mix of chemical, process, electrical, project and service engineers, our people are trusted to deliver projects and solutions that add real value to your business.
There’s a huge range of expertise on offer, from long-serving veterans to fresh-faced recruits. Thanks to their integrity and knowledge we can support you every step of the way, building lasting relationships around your unique needs and goals.
Operational (UK) Ltd
Operating across the UK and Ireland
Sean MartinManaging Director for Operational UK and Simdean
Sean is the Managing Director for both Operational UK and Simdean Group Limited, who are both located within our headquarters in Daresbury, Warrington.
Prior to joining Operational Group, Sean worked for a leading global manufacturer of steam and hot water equipment where he led the company’s United Kingdom operations as Market Manager.
Born and raised in Stockport, Greater Manchester, Sean is a proud supporter of his local football team (Stockport County FC).
Tim BrodestService Sales Manager for Operational UK
Operational France S.A.R.L
Operating across France and North Africa
Philippe IrlingerManaging Director France
Thermal engineer UTC/Cranfield institute – 25 years experience in heat recovery and thermal process optimisation.
Nathalie HillouExecutive Assistant / Office Manager
25 years experience in administrative, commercial and financial management.
Operational Benelux B.V
Operating across Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Turkey
Hans van CollenburgManaging Director (Benelux BV & Deutschland GmbH)
Hans is a sales orientated MD with a focus on Customer relationships and Product Leadership. By working across several countries in Europe he has a lot experience in Export and International Business Development. His drive is to help production facilities in the area of energy, process enhancements and production efficiency improvements and is very passionate about the outcomes that are achieved.
Marc RolfesProcess Manager
Marc is responsible for Process design and Sales support. He has worked at Operational for over 30 years and has developed an enormous amount of knowledge to serve our customers. Marc started as a field installation engineer and has fulfilled all technical positions since (service, engineering, surveys and projects).
Marc’s strong points are – identifying process problems, finding solutions and calculating optimised situations for the best client outcome.
Operational Deutschland GmbH
Operating across Germany and the DACH region
Johannes PiffkaSales Manager Operational Deutschland GmbH
Johannes has extensive experience in an engineering and sales capacity, on a national and international basis, within manufacturing and process industries. In recent times he has been responsible for the successful development of a new business division focusing on ‘turn-key’ energy-saving solutions and is able, with his experience and process-based approach, to communicate clearly with clients and assist them on all commercial and engineering matters.
The arrival of Johannes is in line with Operational Deutschland’s strategy and desire to assist more of our customers implement process-based improvements to their manufacturing lines with a clear focus on optimisation of dryers and ovens, waste heat recovery and abatement systems. Each with the objective of increasing production efficiency, reducing energy costs and meeting, where necessary, environmental standards in the most cost-effective manner.
Kelvin KrottService Co-ordinator
Kelvin Krott, joined Operational Group in 2017 and is service co-ordinator for German and Dutch services, based at our office in Kleve, Germany. As a qualified Electrical Engineer, he takes care of planning and co-ordination, service and maintenance, liaising with customers and working with colleagues in sales, process and process management.
Operational Iberia S.L.U
Operating across Iberia and Portugal
Carlos LlauderMD of Operational Spain
Carlos is Managing Director at Operational Iberia, with an MBA from IESE Business School and more than 20 years of experience as a general manager and strategic consultant. He has an international profile, and has managed clients in Spain, Italy, Chile, Portugal, Mexico and United States for groups such as Telefónica Móbiles, Endesa, Abertis, Cie Automotive, Leche Pascual, Panrico and Ercros among others.
Joan Mases FernandezSales Manager of Operational Iberia
Joan is an experienced Project Engineer, with 20 years’ service at Operational. Having attended ETSEIT, Engineers Industrials Terrassa in Spain, and experience as a Project Engineer for ASENGIN he has developed valuable project management and technical abilities. He is a Specialist Heat Recovery Project Manager and Sales Manager for Operational Spain.
Simdean Group Limited
Nick CarterTechnical Manager
Nick Carter has been with Simdean Group since its inception and has worked on the technical side of air pollution control for over 35 years. Having graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Fuel and Combustion Science he has spent the whole of his working life in the fields of pollution control and Energy recovery. Nick has extensive experience in assisting clients to help solve their challenges in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Andrew RawshthorneSales Manager
Andrew joined Simdean in July 2021 as a Sales Manager and has over 20 years of experience in project management and technical sales. He holds a HNC in Plant & Process Engineering and is BOHS P601 & P602 Qualified in LEV Design & LEV Testing; enabling him to advise customers on appropriate solutions for the challenges they face.