Expert Engineer keeps Mechan Orders on Track

19th December 2013

Heavy lifting specialist, Mechan, is strengthening the services it offers to customers across the globe with the appointment of a dedicated project manager.

The Sheffield-based manufacturer is welcoming Dean Fisher to its management team, to liaise with clients and suppliers and ensure orders are delivered on time. Dean will be Mechan's principal customer contact, overseeing the planning and production of its rail depot equipment, as well as the logistics of installation. He joins the firm after spending four years in a similar role with a local signalling company. Prior to this position, he served 22 years in the Royal Navy, latterly as a petty officer running a marine engineering team. Richard Carr, Mechan's managing director, said: -Each order we fulfil is unique and comes with its own set of complex logistical issues, be it transportation across the world or site restrictions on arrival. It is essential we have a competent project manager planning, organising and delivering on every aspect of our contracts. Dean is doing a great job, utilising his high levels of technical knowledge and in depth understanding of the industry to keep our operations running smoothly. In January, Dean will be expanding his duties, taking responsibility for health and safety and environmental policies. He added: -What impressed me most about Mechan is that despite its global reach, 75% of the materials used are sourced within 25 miles of its Sheffield base. I feel very privileged to be joining such a progressive firm and I am looking forward to bringing the contacts and experience I've gained trackside to benefit our work in depots worldwide. For further information about Mechan's wide range of depot maintenance products, telephone (0114) 257 0563 or visit

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