Meet the Team
With over 50 years’ experience in the transport and logistics industry, Bob is still very much involved in the running of the business. Joining the company in 1962 as a Traffic Operator – progressing through his career to Transport Manager, General Manager and then appointed Director in 1976. Five years later he became Managing Director and then Chairman in 2011. Bob has been integral to developing the business from a privately owned family run business to Subsidiary of International PLC and then led the management buyout to return it back to privately owned once again. Bob has a massive love for most things sport related and can be found at St Mary’s watching Saints win most weeks during the season, hopefully.
Stu has over 25 years’ experience in the Transport and Logistics industry. Joining Meachers in 1997, working within the Transport and Warehousing division, implementing operational systems and processes. He moved onto Operations Director in 2007 and then took the step to Managing Director in 2011. He is now responsible for strategic and key operational decisions within the businesses. Football and motor racing are also a major passion for Stu, and if he isn’t watching 11 men in red and white he is watching one man and an engine.
Jamie has trucks running through his blood, with over 25 years of industry experience under his belt. He has had a number of roles throughout the business from working in the HGV workshop through to the traffic office. His current role now is to manage the full fleet which Meachers have across both Southampton and Derby. He ensures that the vehicles are running to their most efficient and is very much involved in the development of the business.
Gary has worked in the Logistics industry for over 30 years and has extensive knowledge in both transportation, general warehousing and logistics. Joining Meachers in 2000 he was responsible for all things commercial including Sales and Marketing. He was promoted to Commercial Director in 2009. In his current role, he is responsible for the warehousing and transport divisions as well as Company Compliance, Health & Safety and the Sales and Marketing departments. Gary is also a diehard Southampton FC Fan… there is a pattern here.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and then spending three years working in Reading, Noel joined Meachers in 1999 as Management Accountant for the Commercial Vehicle dealership which was then part of the Group. In 2005 when the Group was restructured and he took over the role of Group Accountant with responsibility for heading up the Finance department for the two remaining divisions, which ultimately led to assuming the role of Financial Director in 2009. Almost everything that happens within the business touches finance and the Financial Director’s role at Meachers is a varied one allowing access to most aspects of the business. Noel currently leads an experienced team of eight who deal with areas ranging from property to payroll, pensions and insurance in addition to the mainstream role of providing efficient and effective information that the board need to make the best corporate decisions.
Rob has been involved in Shipping for over 40 years. He joined Meachers when they acquired the Company that Rob was working for, at that time he was General Manager. Rob’s current role is as Operations Director of the International Division for the Company, looking after both Imports and Exports by all modes of transport. In his time in the Industry he has held the post of Chairman of the Institute of Export Wessex Branch and Chairman of the Institute of Freight Forwarders Solent Branch( the fore runner of the British International Freight Association) as well as sitting on National committees of BIFA.