Mark Fox, Operations Director and Paul Cunniffe
Offsite modular manufacturer, M-AR, has strengthened its leadership team by promoting Paul Cunniffe and Mark Fox to sit on the board as directors, signalling the company’s intention to continue its successful journey as part of an ambitious five-year growth plan.
Paul and Mark have both built their experience in a variety of roles at M-AR over the last few years, during which time the company has grown and evolved and a rapid pace. Together with the other board members, Paul and Mark will help to shape the future of M-AR as it continues its projected growth over the next five years with a focus on serving the residential, education and commercial sectors.
Paul Cunniffe, M-AR’s new preconstruction director, is responsible for overseeing all projects prior to works starting on site, seeing them successfully through the tender process and on to site. He will act as custodian of this process, smoothing the way and making sure clients are kept informed throughout while continuing to build the foundations to support M-AR’s future growth trajectory.
In his previous role of preconstruction manager at M-AR, he steered the department as it grew, taking on several dedicated bid teams. This, together with his extensive experience in the traditional contracting sector, puts Paul in an excellent position to lead the preconstruction team as M-AR continues to grow and develop. His focus will be on creating robust new roadmaps for M-AR to make sure it can continue to deliver the same great service as it scales up operations, without losing sight of what makes M-AR unique.
Mark Fox, having recently been appointed to the role of operations director, is responsible for all operations both in the factory and on site with a major focus on quality and safety – a vital role for M-AR which describes itself as a contractor with a factory. Mark is well-versed in the particular issues affecting the MMC sector and his attention to detail will be invaluable as he keeps projects running to schedule and budget while making sure that any challenges are dealt with swiftly.
In the two and a half years Mark has been at M-AR, where he was head of operations and most recently manufacturing director, he has overseen the move to its new larger factory to meet increased demand. He’s also implemented new procedures which ensure that the factory is always operating at maximum efficiency, manufacturing high quality modules and therefore minimising snagging on site post completion.
Ryan Geldard, director at M-AR said: “We pride ourselves on being a forward-looking, innovative and dynamic company. The fact that our board of directors all share the same passion for the fantastic work we do for our clients helps us to constantly look at different ways of working to get the best possible outcome for our clients. I’m proud to have Paul and Mark on the board – they’re both key assets and great people.”