The Board of Directors at Pump Supplies announces the appointment of Luke Beattie as the company’s new Managing Director.

With 25 years of experience in the sector, Luke brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to the role. He joins from the Northavon Group and Hydrovein where he was Managing Director and latterly Managing Director of their water business. Prior to that he was responsible for regional strategic and operational management at Wessex Water for eighteen years.

Peter Lewington is stepping down from the position of Managing Director but will continue to be a Director of the Pump Supplies business.

During Peter’s five-year tenure, he’s supported Pump Supplies’ management team to consolidate its position as a market-leading supplier for electric submersible pumping solutions in the UK. He  oversaw the acquisition of the business by Vestum AB, a £500m turnover multi-industry Swedish business, headquartered in Stockholm. Under Peter’s guidance, Stockport-based PD Pumps Ltd was acquired too, a key pump distribution business for Robot and Landustrie pumps in the UK and Ireland.

Commenting on the announcement, Peter said, “We welcome Luke to Pump Supplies, and I’m confident his experience will be of huge benefit to Pump Supplies moving forward. He has a strong leadership philosophy of developing those around him to enable the growth potential in their careers, and that’s a very attractive quality to have in a senior leader.”

Luke shared his enthusiasm, stating, “I’m pleased and excited to take on this opportunity. Having been a customer previously I’ve always been impressed with the way the 80-strong team conducts its business. I’m looking forward to continuing this approach to ensure customer loyalty and contract growth whilst drawing from my own experiences and strategic perspective.

“Pump Supplies has a tremendous reputation for delivering excellent pumping solutions and service. Our industry faces important environmental challenges and we’re well positioned to support customers face these issues moving forward.”

Established 41 years ago in Port Talbot, the business has grown significantly and now includes a further four strategically located depots in Gloucester, Winsford, Bodmin and Wexford.