January 13, 2020 [Tank News International] – Inter Terminals has announced a new organisation structure for its bulk liquid storage facilities in the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands. Heading up the combined UK & Ireland regions is David McLoughlin as Managing Director and Country Manager.
The restructuring forms part of the integration of NuStar Europe which was acquired by Inter Terminals at the end of 2018, creating one of the most comprehensive multi-product storage terminal networks in Europe, with 23 terminals in six countries with a combined capacity of 5.8 million cubic metres.
The acquisition of NuStar Europe has grown Inter Terminals’ storage capacity in the UK to more than 1.8 million cubic metres, making it the largest independent storage provider in the UK. In his new role, David McLoughlin, together with a dedicated Regional Management Team, will oversee around two-thirds of the company’s 650-strong workforce in facilities at strategic locations on England’s east and west coasts, as well as in Grangemouth and Clydebank in Scotland, in Belfast in Northern Ireland, and on the Shannon Estuary in Ireland. Combined, the facilities represent the most diverse within the company’s pan-European terminal network.
Following the acquisition in 2018, David McLoughlin (formerly Vice President and General Manager of NuStar Terminals Ltd) took up the interim role of Director and General Manager of Inter Terminals UK and the Netherlands. His new role of Managing Director and Country Manager for the UK and Ireland fully aligns these important regions with the country management structure in place at Inter Terminals’ facilities in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.
As part of the restructuring of the organisation, Arjen Schneiders was recruited and appointed as Managing Director and Country Manager for the Netherlands. This was a significant appointment of a highly experienced industry professional into a senior and very important role.
Commenting on the restructuring, David McLoughlin says it demonstrates Inter Terminals’ collaborative and considered approach to integrating the former NuStar Europe business into its existing UK storage network, establishing a robust management structure in The Netherlands and ensuring the right people are in the right places. “It reflects the significant expansion of the company’s storage locations in the UK and The Netherlands as a result of the acquisition,” he explains, “and provides these regions with a dedicated management structure, whilst also creating a uniform model across the six countries in which the company now operates.”
David McLoughlin brings over 23 years of wide-ranging experience within the bulk liquid storage industry to his role as Managing Director and Country Manager for the UK and Ireland, having started his career in marketing, followed by a range of experience before moving into senior management roles. His skills and experience cover the broad spectrum of storage solutions for the oil, chemical and biofuels markets, from health and safety and the environment to regulatory compliance and operational excellence.
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