Having previously held several senior roles in the UK and Europe, Phil was, most recently, operations director for the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe at global chemicals distributor Univar Solutions.
Prior to that he was group operations director for Argent Energy, a specialist in renewable fuels and has also previously been responsible for Engineering and Asset Management at Manchester Airport Group.
Phil replaces Vic Brodrick who has been combining the roles of interim managing director and commercial director since the summer with Vic continuing as commercial director.
Evolving storage options
Phil, a chartered mechanical engineer, said: “This is an exciting time to join UM Terminals. While we are not the biggest company in our sector, we believe our unrelenting customer focus, ability to flex and add value sets us apart.
“We are also committed to the storage of a diverse portfolio of products, a portfolio that will continue to evolve as we meet the requirements of our customers, not least in the area of energy transition.”
A recent example of the company meeting the needs of one long-term customer in the chemicals sector saw UM Terminals invest in the region of £2million, enabling the Scandinavian-headquartered client to take a much larger tank that was specially converted to store and blend a range of AdBlue NOx reduction products.
UM Terminals operates out of 8 terminals, strategically located across the UK, handling over 40 different products. It has its head office in Liverpool.
It currently has a capacity of over 300,000 cubic metres of bulk liquid storage, but the plan is to grow this to over 400,000 cubic metres.
Product solutions include vegetable oils, industrial, food and feed, chemical, fertiliser, fuels, biofuels and base oils.
Phil added: “We are carrying out a strategic review of our assets, ensuring they are best able to continue meeting the requirements of our customers today and in the future with further investment being made where appropriate.
“UM is ideally placed to serve customers across multiple sectors due to the strategic location of our terminals, excellent transport links and range of storage options.”