DE-ICE APPOINTS OPERATIONS MANAGER -Graham MacCallum joins leading winter risk management business, to help underpin its continued growth-

Leading winter risk management business, De-ice (www.de-ice.co.uk) has appointed Graham MacCallum into the position of operations manager.

In his role, he will be responsible for helping to manage the company’s continued growth – working from its Essex headquarters, but also supporting it’s recently opened Scottish operation. He will also be charged with helping to manage De-ice’s further expansion into the Midlands during 2016.

With an armed services background, Graham completed operational tours with the British Army in Kosovo, Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Iraq, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan, and worked as lead instructor in charge of a team responsible for mentoring 40 members of staff. After leaving the military in 2011, he then went on to work as a consultant for an international security firm – conducting risk assessments and coordinating personnel training. His last role was as logistics manager, responsible for developing and implementing process improvements.

Mark Lopez, managing director at De-ice, said: “We are delighted to welcome Graham to the business at this exciting time, and believe his military and logistics background will really help support our continued growth. We have always actively encouraged employing ex-military personnel, because we believe the skill-set is a good match.

“Graham has some excellent ideas and plans to support the operation, and his experience will really help across the business – from understanding the gruelling work some of our operatives (gritters) undertake, to the day-to-day business management.”

Graham added: “De-ice is an excellent business, with some big plans – underpinned by quality systems and processes.

“I hope to link everything up across the business, to ensure it works as smoothly as possible. And the often fast-paced and reactive nature of the work does not phase me. I am excited about being part of what will become a real success story.”