Mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright will have a new managing director from next month, following Marcus Aniol’s move to the role of chairman.
Phil Leech, currently national mechanical contracts director, will take over control of the day-to-day running of the 129-year-old Birmingham-based company from May 1. Mechanical contract responsibilities will be handled by associate directors Matt Coy and John Heggs.
With almost 30 years of experience in building services, Phil Leech joined J S Wright in 2006 as a contracts manager. He began his career as a contracts engineer with another building services company in Birmingham after completing his apprenticeship there in 1988.
Phil’s career with J S Wright has included introducing a new contract management reporting system and negotiating the company’s first £10million contract to install the mechanical services for Mint Hotel Tower of London. He also negotiated the company’s biggest contract to date, valued at £27million, for the installation of mechanical and electrical services for Keybridge, a new residential development in London.
He said: “I aim to continue our board’s mission of achieving continuous growth and improvement as we look to grow our £50million business. With a growing workforce of over 190 employees, spread over three offices in Birmingham, Bristol and London, my biggest challenge will be to ensure that we retain the personal touch that has been our hallmark.”
Marcus Aniol said: “The J S Wright board has been planning this ordered change in leadership ever since our management buyout. I am delighted to be able to hand over the reins to someone whose leadership qualities and integrity are second to none, while retaining a strategic role as chairman.”