Jonathan Eddy – Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan joined Hepworth in 1978 as Company Accountant, taking over the role of Chief Executive Officer in 1989.
Jonathan was responsible for the company’s strategic change of direction, taking Hepworth from its traditional UK Commercial Vehicle and Bus markets to the Marine and then Rail markets, with development of those export markets. He concluded the successful purchase of Hepworth’s largest competitor, Cheltenham-based Wynstruments Ltd and headed up the move of Hepworth’s Redditch premises in 2008 from 10,000 sq feet to a new factory of 42,000 sq feet, amalgamating both Wynn and Hepworth wiper manufacturing bases. In 2009 Jonathan negotiated the purchase of Crossley Fabrications and, after acquiring more factory space, moved this to the Redditch site also.
Jonathan spent 4 years working for Thompson Mclintock Accountants in Birmingham, and also was Managing Director of subsidiary company Healey Meters Limited. Jonathan is a member of Vistage.
Bert Thijssen – Head of Sales, Marketing, and Engineering
Bert joined Hepworth in 2005 as part of the senior management team in the position of Sales and Marketing Director with overall responsibility for the Marine, Commercial, Rail and Fabrication Divisions of the Hepworth Group.
During this time Bert has developed Hepworth’s global distributor base and ensured that Hepworth are the world’s number one choice for wiper systems.
Having previously working for Observartor in Holland, Bert has over 30 years experience in the industry.
Andrew McDonald - Operations Manager
My career started out in construction and has meandered its way into manufacturing predominantly in the steel industry for the last 10 years. Over this time, I have managed large manufacturing operations producing steel and steel related products. My focus in the Hepworth group is to drive Health and Safety, Quality and a strong consistent production output. We at the Hepworth Group are building a culture of continuous improvement, always looking for new innovative ways to improve processes, to help our customers get the best and most cost-effective products we can deliver.
We strive every day to build and grow a robust business with a customer focus, to ensure we deliver the best product we can on time and in full.