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Meet the team

Our team do everything they can to be available when you need them and are always happy to offer advice and support. Because it’s always nice to put a face to a name, here are some of our people that make things happen.

Name: Francis Read
Position: Director & Service Manager

About: Francis joined the company in 1996 as a Site Labourer. Over the years he has continued to progress through the company gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience firsthand in the Design, Installation & Maintainance of Packaged Sewage Treatment Systems.
Noticing a gap in the market, his attentions were soon diverted towards the ongoing maintenance of the systems that ALRO were installing and begun to concentrate his efforts in this direction.  
Francis has a built up a wealth of valuable knowledge and has a particular interest in resolving process and equipment based issues.


Name: Scott Lingard
Position: Finance & Operations Manager

About: Scott has recently joined ALRO as part of the new Management Team to help steer the company forward under the new Directorship.

Name: David Goddard
Position: Senior Engineer

About: David joined ALRO in 2009

His past experiences consisted of a full Electrical apprenticeship at Ciba-Geigy from 1980-1988 which included everything from fitting basic light and power circuits, to Installation and Fault Finding on Motors and Control Gear, Fire Alarm systems, Intrinsically Safe equipment, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, PLC Systems, Heating/Ventilation and Manufacturing Equipment associated with a major Chemical Factory.
He then spent a short stint as a Self Employed Electrician doing 1st and 2nd fix on large housing estates, retirement homes etc. Also shop refits including Plumbing &Floor Laying.
In 1999 he took the job of Facilities Manager at a Scientific Equipment Production Company and was in charge of all maintenance and building projects. He also gained a qualification in Health and Safety.


Name: Tom Downes
Position: Part Time Service Department Coordinator

About: With a history including Administration and Customer Service positions, Tom assists the Service Manager and Senior Engineer to ensure smooth running of our Maintenance operations. 

Name: Carl Hawthorne
Position: Service Engineer

About: Carl has been with ALRO for a number of years, progressing from an administration role in the office to becoming a fully-fledged and competent engineer.

Name: John Hallet-Commander
Position: Service Engineer

About: John has recently joined ALRO and is fast learing the ropes. Always willing to help a customer out and go that extra mile!