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New technical director for Blue Group

T. Weir

Tony Weir joins Blue from Powerscreen and brings with him 25 years’ experience in crushing and screening

BLUE Group have announced the appointment of Tony Weir as technical director. He joins the business from Powerscreen, bringing with him 25 years’ experience in the crushing and screening industry, along with a certified technical background in mechanics, hydraulics, fabrication and the set up of mobile and stationary crushing and screening equipment.

His previous employment ranges from service technician and service manager to new product manager. He was also in charge of arranging test facilities for new products, and was involved in bringing new Powerscreen products to market.


In more recent years, Mr Weir led the Technical Sales and Applications Department within Powerscreen, with responsibility for training the global crushing and screening sales teams, as well as having direct involvement with customers.

His most recent position was that of global technical solutions manager. This involved evaluating and educating Powerscreen’s dealer network in existing markets as well as in new territories.

Commenting on his decision to move to the Blue Group, Mr Weir said it was to further his career with a role that would allow him to get closer to the customers on the ground.

‘It will enable me to get a better understanding of their business and what is important to them with regard to purchasing equipment that, ultimately, has to give a good return on investment,’ he explained.

‘Within the Blue organization, I believe it gives me the opportunity to work with a very professional group of people and bring my experiences into play to assist the customer in making the correct choice when purchasing expensive heavy equipment.’

During his short time at Blue, Mr Weir has been evaluating the individual sectors of the Group, looking at best practice and identifying areas of sales, service and service support that can be improved.

This will result in the setting up of a training academy covering the full portfolio of Blue products, focusing initially on set up, operation, fault-finding and preventative maintenance regimes, not only for internal staff, but also for customers and their staff. The first training seminar will be held early in the fourth quarter of 2015.


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