Meet Rubb UK’s new General Manager

Ian Hindmoor has taken the helm at Rubb Buildings Ltd after scaling the ranks from Trainee Design Draftsman to General Manager in just 12 years.

Ian started out at the Gateshead based company in 1999 as a trainee, following an apprenticeship as an architectural technician. Just one year later, at the age of 19, he was given the responsibility of processing all of Rubb’s Ministry of Defence contracts. He spent the following six years working as MoD Project Engineer and the main point of contact for the RAF.

In December 2006 Ian started using his knowledge and expertise to sell Rubb products to a string of respected clients. As Technical Sales Engineer he specialised in Sports and Military structures. In this role Ian has helped Rubb Buildings uphold its reputation for meeting Urgent Operation Requirements for the MoD and he was promoted to Sales Manager in 2010.

During this time Rubb’s Expeditionary Forces Aircraft Shelter System (EFASS) has been well-received worldwide and the company continues to be a global leader in the design and manufacture of relocatable fabric structures. Ian said: “One of my main highlights as Technical Sales Engineer was seeing the 25m EFASS up and running after being involved from the design stage.”

As Sales Manager Ian went on to oversee the EFASS military range of buildings go from strength to strength. The structures are now being used by the Canadian and USA military and the UK Ministry of Defence. His highlights as Sales Manager include the Rubb Sports Hub at Paignton Community and Sports College, a new tennis and netball complex for Budehaven Community School and seeing the 2011 All Ireland Athletics held for the second time at the acclaimed Meadowbank Arena, Rubb’s largest multi-sports hall to date. He also secured sales for Rubb’s giant 25m x 100m EFASS warehouses – the longest to date – and the first 25m x 28m sunshades. A new large Heli-Door was also developed and launched for the 25m helicopter and aircraft hangars.

Ian added: “I would like to pay tribute to my mentor and Rubb former Managing Director Bill Wood and thank him for everything he did for me and the company. I think I speak for everyone when I wish him all the best in his retirement. I am proud to become General Manager and very excited about the company’s future and I am looking forward to being part of it. After working on contracts over the years I know our products inside and out. “We have already secured a significant number of military orders which will keep us very busy for the rest of 2011, with 15 EFASS buildings scheduled for delivery in the New Year.”