Our People

Meet Our Team

Michael Doney – Managing Director

Michael has over 15 years industry experience. He heads up the Management Team and is responsible for the corporate and legal responsibilities of the company, strategic growth plans and has overall financial control.

Oliver Mangham BEng(Hons) – Sales Director

With over 15 years industry experience, Oliver leads the Technical Sales Team which is responsible for the production of proposals and quotations to customer specifications and formulating solutions in accordance with client operational requirements. Oliver also leads strategic business development opportunities and contributes extensively to corporate growth plans.

James Chappell MEng CEng – Engineering Director

James ChappellJames is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 14 years experience in turnkey multidisciplinary mechanical, electrical and civil projects. These have varied from mechanical and structural refurbishment/new build of bridges, floodgates and materials handling systems, to ventilation and pumping systems of critical assets. James specialises in engineering and contract management and has delivered schemes up to £11m; delivering feasibility, design, planning, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and handover.

Ian McBride – Project/Site Manager

Ian McBrideIan has over 40 years extensive experience in fabrication processes, fitting and machining. Ian has worked as a Project/Site Manager since 1991 and has been responsible for many UK and worldwide projects and contracts, including a great number of bridges, tunnel boring equipment and moving structures.

Ed Sinfield BSc(Hons) CEng – Senior Mechanical Engineer

Ed SinfieldEd has worked as a Design Engineer for over 30 years, working on all aspects of the design process. He has worked on a large variety of projects, including mining and tunnel boring equipment, wind turbine development, large specialist steel structures and bespoke machinery and equipment (typically moving bridge operating systems). Ed is also able to support the manufacture, factory testing installation and commissioning of projects.

Sarah Swift BA (Hons.) – Business Administration Manager

Sarah joined the company in January 2020.  She is responsible for the administrative function of Fairfield Engineering Solutions, from Procurement to Personnel.

Sarah speaks 3 languages and has over 20 years of Business Administration experience within the Mechanical Engineering sector. Her career to date has included setting up and managing the administrative function of engineering companies in both the UK and overseas.  Thanks to her background Sarah has adapted easily to working in lockdown and is managing the company’s administration from home.

Mark Willbourn – Business Development Manager

Fairfield Engineering Solutions (FES) is pleased to announce that Mark Willbourn has joined the team as the Business Development Manager to support the development of the company in the delivery of complete turnkey MEICA solutions for moving structures market. Mark has a strong marine engineering and operational background with a broad range of experience in both Business Development and Project Management and joins FES as the company continues to expand.

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