Published On: Wed, Apr 27th, 2022

Haffner announces new board-level restructure to support rapid growth

Haffner has announced a new-board level restructure to ensure the Stafford-based business continues to build its position as the industry’s leading machinery supplier. Dave Thomas, Haffner’s founder, said: “The strategic decision to restructure reflects our rapid growth over the past five years. We are now the industry’s leading machinery supplier and this is thanks to the dedication and commitment of our team. This new restructure will allow for even greater focus to continue our growth trajectory, and further support our growing customer base with the best in cutting edge machinery.”

With immediate effect, Dave Thomas will take up the role of Chief Executive Officer for the business and Matt Thomas will become Haffner’s new Managing Director.  Bryan Dando will move from Regional Sales Manager to become Haffner’s new Commercial Director. Completing the senior management team restructure, Andy Parker will become Operations Director.

Dave commented: “Matt, Bryan and Andy have all been setting new standards of excellence for Haffner for a number of years. I am confident it’s the right executive team to take our business forward.”

The news follows three-years of investment at Haffner which has included the company doubling the size of its Staffordshire headquarters and commissioning a new 37,000 sqm purpose-built factory in Istanbul, Turkey, to support its continued growth.

Award-winning Haffner has the largest and most comprehensive machine portfolio in the industry that makes it a go-to supplier for fabricators of all sizes. It’s the exclusive UK supply partner of Graf Synergy, which offers world class seamless welding technology and patented welding techniques. It is the sole UK agent of Haffner Machinery, which designs innovative and high-quality engineered products and it also supplies a range of aluminium fabrication machines from FOM Industrie, which holds an international reputation for quality machinery that combines the latest technology with skilled engineering and competitive prices.

Haffner has seen exponential growth in the past few years thanks to its outstanding machinery offering and team of industry and technical experts who are committed to adding value to every customer’s business.

And with its new management structure in place, it’s ready to write the next chapter in its history!