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New drilling and blasting manager at Skelair

Skelair has announced a new contract drilling and blasting leader.

Joe Farnfield has been promoted to promoted to drilling and blasting operations manager, replacing Steve Lashley who is relocating to the UAE.

Farnfield joined Skelair in 2017 as shot firer and explosives supervisor.

He said: “I’ve learned so much from Steve over the years and feel it is a privilege to be taking over from him. It’s an exciting time for me from a career perspective and I look forward to building on Steve’s success.”

From January Farnfield will be leading the existing contract drilling and blasting team of drillers, shot firers and explosive supervisors.

Reflecting on the forthcoming changes, Skelair managing directr John Mayo said: “Steve has been a huge asset to the team. Since joining us as operations supervisor in 2012 to becoming drilling and blasting operations manager in 2014, he has made a real contribution to our success, and while we are obviously sorry to see him go, recognise it is a great opportunity for him and we have a fantastic replacement in Joe, who is ready to take over the reins.”

Between now and the end of the year, Farnfield and Lashley will be conducting joint site visits so that Farnfield can meet customers personally.

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