Fleetsolve appoints MD to drive £150m expansion

Last week it was revealed that Fleetsolve was relocating to Merseyside and is planning to create an extra 70 jobs in the next six months. Tony McDonough reports

Fleetsolve MD Damian Shevloff, left, with CEO Keith O’Connor


A Merseyside renewable bioenergy specialist has appointed a new managing director and help drive forward its £150m expansion strategy.

Last week it was revealed that Fleetsolve was relocating from Cheshire to Bromborough in Wirral, It is planning to create an extra 70 jobs in the next six months as it looks to capitalise on the soaring demand for cleaner energy.

Founded by Keith and Anne O’Connor in 2002, Fleetsolve was a UK pioneer in renewable bioenergy and carbon reduction. It designs, manufactures and operates liquid biofuel combined heat and power (CHP) units.

Now Fleetsolve, a member of the SIMEC Group, has appointed Damian Shevloff as its new managing director. With almost 30 years in the renewable combined heat and power (CHP) sector, he was previously managing director of Veolia CHP,. He was responsible for transforming the company into a large, successful, and profit-making business.

Welcoming Mr Shevloff, Fleetsolve chief executive, Keith O’Connor, said: “As a seasoned operator Damian’s acumen and expertise are second to none and I’m thrilled that he’s joined Fleetsolve. Over the next five years we will be significantly expanding our business across all CHP sectors and markets.

His broad experience in the gas and methane sectors will create an integrated approach for our customers enhancing the offering of our successful biofuel CHP business whilst developing our hydrogen ready gas CHP units, forming  an essential part of our zero-carbon energy transformation.”

Fleetsolve specialises in the design, manufacture and operation of liquid biofuel combined heat and power (CHP) units. The units are fuelled using a range of liquid biofuels produced from end of waste liquids – such as oils, fats and greases – to create a renewable fuel.

Its renewable energy offer works across all major industry sectors, in multiple power critical environments, including large retail sites, NHS hospitals, chemical manufacturing plants, hotels, conferencing centres, prisons, schools and universities.

Mr Shevloff added: “I’m hugely excited to be joining Fleetsolve as managing director at a time when the business is on a significant growth trajectory. With Keith’s vision and the scale of ambition, I relish the opportunity to help spearhead its delivery.

“The buzz at Fleetsolve is palpable. The momentum of growth is fantastic and of a scale that I’ve not seen since the beginning of my career. With our ambitious plans and extensive recruitment drive over the coming months, I’m extremely excited about the future and what we will achieve.”

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