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Peter Westerman, Managing Director
Peter, the founder of Westermans International Ltd initially started as a Salesman for Petbow, a UK manufacturer of Welding Plant.
Over the years, Peter has had many ventures and not all in the machinery field! In the 1960’s he started his own company which developed into Leicester Welding Supplies, an East Midlands based company supplying new equipment and consumables. Later in the 80’s Peter formed today’s company to supply used and refurbished welding machinery
He is a well known character around the welding supply and heavy engineering firms in the UK and is often described as “that old man on the BMW bike!”
After 50 or so years in the industry a past and present member of many associations such as the AWD and EAMTM he is a mind of information.
Peter’s passion firstly is his motorbike (much to the disappointment of his wife), then his family and 5 Grandchildren.
In the past 3 years Peter has featured more in the news than the Royals, Will and Kate. See his recent feature in the Leicester Mercury and his other Star performances on our Media pages. He recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the industry from the Welding-World.
Craig Westerman, Sales Director
After starting an Apprenticeship in Cabinet making, Craig worked for a number of years in the building trade before joining his father at Westermans Welding Supplies in the late 1980’s.
He fondly remembers starting from scratch in the workshop learning all he could about the machinery and refurbishing process.
Now 20 years later you still find him happiest working in the workshops, however, his knowledge has grown somewhat since then!l
With his two sons, and many other youths, he is now a committed motocross supporter and travels the length and breadth of England driving them all to different tracks as members of the Banbury motox club every weekend.
He has taken up walking as therapy from being sat at a desk every day. Obsessed is not the word!
Claire Spillane, Company Secretary
Daughter of Peter, Claire joined the company in 1994 after working as a Physiotherapy Assistant at the Leicester Royal Infirmary for 10 years. 22 years later and she still misses that role but enjoys her job as long as she can get out and about in the evening and at weekends!
Her love of life is to be walking out in the mountains, and has conquered all of the highest peaks in the United Kingdom and recently climbed the Atlas Mountains, the highest in North Africa! If she had more time she would be horse riding maybe on a ranch in South America with the cowboys!
Mark Reaney,Technical Director
Mark was a very lucky find for Westerman’s when he joined in 2003. Being a Miller and ESAB engineer trained to level 3, he can turn his hand to any machine (in fact any thing put in front of him).
He is in charge of the team refurbishing and repairing welding machinery. A demanding challenge!
January 2012 Mark was appointed Technical Director at Westermans.
Mark has many hobbies but his passion is pyrotechnics. His own November firework display can be seen some 50 miles away, much to the annoyance of his neighbours.
Chris Whitaker, Assistant Buyer
Living locally in Syston, Chris has become an invaluable member of the team at Westerman’s for too many years to want to remember!
She initially started a couple of days a week whilst her two sons were young but quickly increased her hours to full time to meet the demands.
Chris has yet again taken part in the Race for Life in Leicester raising funds for Cancer Research.
Chris will be joining the many people around the country this year holding the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, 26th September to help raise funds for the McMillan Cancer Support and is hoping for a good turnout. If you would like to donate you can txt 70550 with a £5 donation to CUPPA 52W. Thank you.
Jess Waterfield, Marketing & Business Developer
After starting as a Junior Administator, Jess has now a good few years under her belt with Westermans. She has worked in various departments but now concentrates on all the Social Media and digital marketing needed to succeed in business.
She is developing the product range of New welding and associated equipment.
Jess is passionate about Horse riding and is lucky enough to own her own horse called Bea. She loves nothing more than a long evening ride around Bradgate park, our local country park on a summer's evening, and loves spending time in the great outdoors!
Judy Watkinson, Accounts Administrator
Judy is no longer the recent addition to the Westermans Team! She has completed the three peaks challenge in a more lady like manner (one a year), her challenge for the years ahead is to complete a major peak each year in a different country.
She loves to dance, learning Salsa for fun, fitness and friendships. Likes dining out, going to the movies or staying in with hubby and step son. Judy worked for 20 years in Admin for a major international business, but recently joining Westermans and is loving working for a family business.
Bev Kerr, Customer Services Co-ordinator
We were lucky to find Bev! She worked at Next for 17 years as a Credit Advisor but was ready for a change and wanted to work for a smaller, family run business.
She loves being outdoors, camping and cycling around the lakes. Bev regularly goes on fishing weekends with her hubby and has started to have a go herself (even managing to catch the biggest fish of the weekend on her first attempt!)
Recently she has started walking with other members of the team and hopes they make it a weekly ‘ Westermans Walk’.
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