Steven Paton has joined as the area sales manager for the north of Scotland covering or the counties of Perth, Kinross, Fife, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Moray, the Highlands and the Scottish Isle.
Rob Dyer is the sales support engineer for the Midlands and east of England covering counties between Sussex and Norfolk and from Lincolnshire to Cheshire.
19 years in the heating and plumbing industry
Steven has been involved in the heating and plumbing industry for 19 years, starting out as an apprentice, completing his level 3 mechanical plumbing apprenticeship before gaining his qualifications in commercial gas, LPG, oil and renewables.
Throughout his career, Steven has been an engineer for a local plumbing and heating company, worked for a national energy provider, and for seven years, Steven was self-employed running his own business before working for a gas boiler manufacturer in technical product management.
Over the years, Steven has regularly worked with Grant oil boilers and, more recently, he has been involved in projects involving Aerona³ air source heat pumps so he has much experience working closely with all of Grant’s product ranges.
Rob has been working in the heating industry for over 20 years. His career began with specialising in controls wiring, working on large HVAC systems for commercial properties including Canary Wharf, Kings College Hospital, The Gherkin and Oxford University.
Hands-on renewable experience
Rob later moved into the domestic and commercial renewables sector working for an installation company, starting as an installer before going onto manage installations and become their MCS nominated technical person in biomass, solar PV, solar thermal and air source heat pump technologies.
More recently, Rob set up his own company, which provided maintenance solutions for renewable technologies as well as carrying out installations, many of which were Grant biomass, heat pump and solar thermal systems so Rob has lots of design and hands-on experience with Grant’s renewable product offering.
“I am looking forward to working with G1 installers, merchants and new customers, providing them with the sales and product support they need,” comments Steven.
“It is an exciting time to be in the heating industry with the transition to renewables and working towards the net zero targets ahead of us, and I am looking forward to taking this journey with our customers as part of the Grant Team.”
“What I am looking forward to the most is helping people out,” said Rob.
“In my previous role, my work was focused around helping consumers and the end-user but as Grant UK’s new Sales Support Engineer, I will be able to help installers, sharing my experience and knowledge with them and giving them the confidence to be able to make the move from installing oil or gas boilers into confidently installing heat pumps.”