New Technical Director Appointment for FLG Services

FLG Services, the leading specialist in the hire, sales and service of Lifting Equipment, has appointed Tony Longmire as new Technical Director. Tony has a 20-year track record in the lifting industry, including appointments on the Executive Board and Technical Committee of the LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) and was appointed following FLG’s acquisition by A-Plant, one of UK’s largest Plant, Tool and Specialist Equipment hire businesses.

He formerly worked at Speedy Hire for 10 years as Commercial Director and in other senior leadership roles, and he was Technical Director at Lifting Gear Hire for 8 years. Tony’s most recent appointment was at Balfour Beatty where he was Senior Authorising Engineer - Lifting with primary responsibility for setting policy and standards in relation to lifting operations.

Tony’s responsibilities in his new role at FLG Services include developing and extending the Service Centre network, training and developing personnel, liaising with suppliers and identifying new product ranges, enhancing management systems and processes, developing apprentices and leading the drive for technical excellence.

Commenting on his appointment, Tony said: “I am delighted to have joined FLG Services at such an exciting time after the acquisition. I worked very closely with Jeff Hudson, Director of FLG Services, during my time with Lifting Gear Hire so it is great to be able to work together once more. With the corporate backing from A-Plant, I am looking forward to helping drive the business forward.”

Director of FLG Services, Jeff Hudson said: “Tony is a fantastic addition to the FLG Services team and can make an immediate impact. He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in lifting operations and the wider hire market, which will really benefit our team. His experience on the Executive Board and Technical Committee of the LEEA spanned 15 years and really does demonstrate the esteem in which he is held throughout the lifting industry.”