Altus Brings in New Operations Director

Altus Group, a leading distributor of capital equipment in the UK and Ireland, has announced the appointment of Jiri Kucera as Operations Director, strengthening its after sales and delivery department.

Jiri joins Altus as an experienced professional in engineering and operations development and will take the newly created role to support the company’s growth as the business continues its rapid expansion and solidifies its management team for future growth.

He brings a wealth of experience and in-depth industry knowledge, having worked with several of Altus’s key customers in his career, and having worked closely with Altus as a business consultant, where he advised on processes and management of the customer ecosystem. This enabled the company to offer its customers and suppliers even more value over the last 18 months.

Joe Booth, Altus Chief Executive Officer said: “The last few years of Altus Groups development has been superb to see and play a part of. We have made significant changes to our internal processes, supplier portfolio and approach to sales and marketing. We are seeing those efforts pay dividends now with the projects that the market trusts us to fulfil, surpassing all prior records set across most metrics.

“Now is the perfect time to bolster our senior management team and bring in an individual with the skill set of Jiri. He will be able to leverage all of his prior knowledge from working on the customer side to offer the highest standards of support available across pre and post sales. I am delighted for Jiri, whom we have known for a long time. I am also pleased for Altus Group and our wider team to be able to bring on a person of this calibre to help guide the company through its next stages of evolution.”

Jiri said: “I am thrilled to be joining such an exciting team of individuals and at a point where they are making a big market on the sector. It’s a great time to be joining Altus Group. The company has been on a very exciting growth path over the past few years and I’m looking forward to playing a key role in the next chapter of enhance the aftersales.”

Jiri will oversee all after-sales operational elements of the business’s strategy and help to lead Altus on its impressive growth trajectory. Most recently, Jiri was Head of Engineering for STI Ltd and has held similar top tier management roles as Operation Director at Fabrinet.