O&H Vehicle Technology has appointed Mark Gesty as head of operations to drive efficiency, strategy and culture.
He joins O&H at a pivotal point in its 30-year history. Synonymous with the UK’s emergency services vehicle sector, the manufacturer has recently undergone a transformative three months – internally referred to as ‘O&H 2.0’ – whereby its new managing director, Oliver North, has rebranded the company.
With 35 years’ experience as an army major and with leadership experience across multiple disciplines, including personnel, logistics and operations, Gesty (pictured alongside North) will draw on his military background to help lead its 150-strong team.
North, a former Royal Engineer himself, said: “Mark Gresty has an incredible record, pedigree and legacy in the military and has more recently executed some outstanding projects in the private sector.
“With the commencement of our ‘O&H 2.0’ project, we required an experienced change manager with a particular competence for making our experienced teams work more seamlessly together.
“Mark’s skillset will allow us to absorb said changes whilst increasing performance, without disruption.”
Gresty added: “After leaving the military, following 35 enjoyable years, I’m delighted to have joined Oliver at O&H Vehicle Technology.
“We worked together for three years at 21 Engineer Regiment in Osnabruck, Germany, where we redefined standard practice and performance in our discipline.
“We were a formidable team then and now we’re even more excited to be part of such an incredible organisation, particularly being that we’re building essential and critical, life-saving vehicles.
“My immediate concern is to drive operational efficiency and culture amongst the highly skilled team at O&H Vehicle Technology’s impressive headquarters.”