2013-10-28 18:35:51 - Millers Oils creates four new senior positions as it builds on successful year
Yorkshire, England – Specialist oil developer and producer Millers Oils is adding four new sector heads to its sales team to enhance the support and expertise available to the company’s customers and internal workforce. The creation of these senior positions is part of an internal programme that will help nurture skills and enable Millers to develop employees’ professional capabilities, strengthening the company’s breadth of knowledge and business offering as it continues to expand.
“We wanted to find out if Millers Oils employees were happy with the direction of their careers so that we could understand what motivates them, and where their strengths and interests lie,” says Nevil Hall, Millers Oils Joint Managing Director. “We coupled this understanding with the company’s business
objectives in order to indentify the areas we could strengthen with internal expertise. The addition of sector head roles and other internal appointments will allow us to focus on nurturing and developing the skills of our employees while continuing the expansion of the business and innovation of new products.”
Millers Oils has experienced continued success in both business growth and professional recognition, recently winning the Queen’s Award and MIA Business Excellence award. This acknowledgement of the company’s dedicated approach to providing innovative oils has enabled Millers to develop its holistic approach to future business and staff development. This has helped bring in new established expertise such as Jason Lavender, an experienced and well-respected industry figure. Jason’s appointment as Business Development Manager for Motorsport and Classic sectors builds on the company’s long-established motorsport heritage.
Internal appointments who join Jason Lavender as sector heads include Bob Howard, Global Key Account Manager (Industrial), Mark Berry, Business Development Manager for Automotive and Steve Halliwell, Business Development Manager for Commercial Vehicle, where each of their strengths will be best utilised and developed.
“The Millers Oils name is synonymous with motorsport, its innovative and flexible approach to oil technology development, and I’m delighted to join such a dedicated team,” says Lavender. “I have been hugely impressed by Millers’ ambition and attention to detail, and with the current commitment to site development and new products close to commercialisation, alongside its established R&D programme, it is clearly a company that aims to remain at the forefront of the marketplace.”
About Millers Oils
Millers Oils was founded in 1887 by John Watson Miller, since then the company has displayed a talent for innovation and industry firsts. It was the first to offer diesel specific engine oil for cars and continues to push boundaries to earn its place as a world leader in the technology of low friction. In January 2012, Millers Oils launched nanotechnology engine oils. Tested against a competitor’s oil of the same viscosity, Nanodrive recorded 33% lower friction at operating temperatures of 110°C. Millers Oils uses the expertise gained in motorsport and performance car development to ensure it remains a leader in commercial vehicle oils, classic vehicle oils and Industrial lubricants.