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New Chief Operating Officer announced for UMS Group

UMS is pleased to announce that Robert Hull has joined the company in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer as of 1st April.

Previously the Managing Director for the South African branch of a large engineering firm, Robert will be working closely with the CEO and executive team in driving the strategic growth of the Groups’ Shaft Sinkers and METS divisions within the mining and metallurgical processing sectors.

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Robert Hull

He will also be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Group. A mining engineer by trade, Robert has extensive knowledge and experience of a multitude of mining methods including various surface and underground methods in select and bulk resources.

UMS has also announced that Murray Macnab has taken up the role of Group Technical Director for the UMS Group.

Murray has been with the UMS Group since 2017, first as the Managing Director for METS’ Mining and Process Divisions before being appointed as Group COO in 2018.

In his new role, Murray will be overseeing the development of technical knowledge, standards and innovative solutions for sinking and mining practices, including all R&D.

He will further play a key role in developing the Group’s international markets and assisting clients in finding innovative solutions to their mining challenges. Murray has been active in the mining industry for 35 years and is internationally regarded as a specialist shaft sinking engineer.