Staffordshire-based technology firm Wheely-Safe is growing its team with four new, key appointments.

The four new recruits are Ian Maynard, who has joined as business development manager, Amrit Grewal, who comes on board as senior engineer, Chris McLaughlin who is taking on the role of system integration specialist, while Zoe Lucas (pictured) has been appointed field sales group leader.

Maynard brings more than 25 years’ experience in the commercial vehicle industry, in various sales, strategic and account management roles.

His brief is to focus on developing a robust distribution network for Wheely-Safe’s products in the HGV, OTR and ports and terminals markets, as well as continuing to secure sales growth across the business.

Maynard said: “It’s great to work at a company with products that can deliver real benefits.

“Our technologies address important wheel safety issues and also allow fleets to reduce operating costs and vehicle downtime.”

Grewal comes on board from his previous position as electronics engineer at Rolls Royce, working on aerospace technology and civil aviation.

He will report to group director Gary Broadfield and be responsible for hardware and software development for new products, as well as general maintenance of the existing product range, plus managing the business’ engineering department.

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Grewal said: “This is more than just a job for me, it’s a passion and I’m very pleased to be joining a growing company, manufacturing and designing products that make a genuine difference to the end users in terms of safety and efficiency.”

McLaughlin will work closely with Grewal, managing Wheely-Safe’s software development processes and the integration of all new systems into the business’ existing infrastructures.

“It’s an industry I know well, having worked in automotive engineering software for the majority of my career,” he said.

“The technologies we are developing and already have in place require strict safety standards.

“Part of my role will be ensuring we are always meeting those standards and putting together recommendations for any work that might need to be done,” he added.

Lucas joins as field sales group leader, bringing almost a decade of experience in various sales roles.

She will look after a team targeting smaller to mid-size fleets across the UK.

Reporting to sales director Andy Congrave, her job is to drive results for her team and providing any training and development tools they may require.

“We’re having some real successes already and generating some great new leads for the business,” Lucas said.

She added: “There is a fantastic energy across the team, with a shared focus on improving road transport safety.”