First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Ground engineering and rock drilling specialist Skelair International has announced personnel changes to its contract drilling & blasting division that will see Joe Farnfield promoted to drilling & blasting operations manager.
Replacing Steve Lashley who has been a member of the team at the UK company since 2012, Farnfield will take up his new role in January 2019, when Lashley relocates to the UAE to take a position with Stevin Rock.
Commenting on his forthcoming move, Lashley said: “I’ve really enjoyed the time with Skelair and have made many new friends all over the country. I will certainly miss the variety of environments, and the mixture of people I have worked with. With the exceptional team they have, I am sure Skelair’s contract drilling & blasting division will continue to move from strength to strength.”
Between now and the end of the year, Farnfield and Lashley will be conducting joint site visits.
Farnfield, who joined Skelair in 2017 as shot firer/explosives supervisor, said: “I’ve learned so much from Steve over the years and feel it is a privilege to be taking over from him."
From January Farnfield will be leading the existing contract drilling & blasting team which consists of experienced drillers, shot firers and explosive supervisors.
Through its contract drilling & blasting division, Skelair delivers an integrated service approach for rock extraction projects which is designed to combine the right equipment with high-level consultative advice and a customer-centric focus.