Falco is pleased to announce the new appointment of Rob Harper as its new Managing Director, based at the UK head office in Leekbrook, Staffordshire.
Rob, taking over from former Managing Director, Jeremy Green, joins Falco with an abundance of experience, having worked in the cycle parking and street furniture industry at a senior level for the past 30 years.
Rob originally joined Falco as Managing Director back in 2003, following Falco’s acquisition of Arunhithe Ltd - a small family-owned business specialising in a limited range of cycle racks and playground equipment, before leaving Falco to seek new work opportunities in the United States.
Over the past 30 years Rob has fulfilled a number of opportunities at senior management level within the industry, having previously been involved in sales, project management, contracts and business development.
Robs new role at Falco will involve overseeing the company business operations, developing and implementing strategic plans for continued growth and supporting the cycling community to implement better facilities and more secure cycle parking.
Commenting on his new role, Rob added “It is rare to be given the opportunity to return to a company as Managing Director, especially a company that I had been involved in setting up in the early 1990’s. Falco has a great team of people, especially the UK team, I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and with the support of the whole team, taking Falco UK Ltd to the next level.
Martin Reuvekamp, Falco BV Sales & Marketing Director, added “The regrettable departure of Jeremy Green led to a search for a capable new Managing Director for our English subsidiary. Preferably, someone who has earned his spurs in this niche market in which we operate. With Rob Harper, we think we have found the right man on the spot. We already know Rob from the past. And that gave us enough to start negotiations with him straight away. We quickly agreed and we are counting on Rob, together with the great Falco UK team, to continue on Jeremy's chosen path and to further expand Falco UK. We wish Rob every success towards his new challenge at Falco”.
In his spare time Rob enjoys cycling and walking along with sailing. He has given himself the challenge of learning to windsurf this year!
Falco manufactures, supplies and install the UK’s leading range of high quality cycle hubs, cycle parking systems, canopies, shelters and street furniture products. Falco provide all clients with free site surveys, free CAD drawings and rendering graphics, delivery and installation. All shelters at CE marked to meet the BS EN1091 Eurocode.