In their 20th anniversary year, Aquarius IT’s co-founders Guy Reynolds and Dave Bailey have formally announced that Mark Johnston has been promoted to the position of Managing Director.

From the 1st of June, Mark will take up his new position as Managing Director, a move that Guy and Dave have been succession planning for, with Mark to ensure a smooth and efficient handover.

This means Guy and Dave will be stepping back from the day-to-day general management of the company, and will continue to support Mark and their shared strategic vision for Aquarius as fellow board members.

Mark has been a director of Aquarius for the last nine years and has been instrumental in driving the company forward with new products and digital innovations in this time, most noticeably over the last five years with the Asset Maintenance product.

Having worked in the tachograph industry over the last 20 years, starting out as an analyst in a bureau, and then moving into senior managerial roles in sales, customer service and technical support at market-leading companies, Mark has accumulated a wealth of experience. Experience that is highly valued by customers, and which he will use to continue expanding Aquarius in line with the company’s founding ethos of providing reliable, focussed technology.

Dave Bailey expressed his confidence in the new structure: “Handing over the reins to Mark is a moment of great pride for Guy and I. We both have an inordinate amount of confidence in Mark, who we have worked with for several years in preparation for this move. Importantly for us, he understands the company and our customer ethos, and he has the vision, and skills to steer the company to new heights.”

“Mark has the support, and trust, of the whole Aquarius team, and this transition will ensure continuity in our company’s values and ambitions, and paves the way for even more new opportunities and innovations which will benefit our customers,” confirmed Guy.

Mark Johnston said; “This promotion is not just a significant milestone in my career but also one for our business, and I am deeply grateful for the trust placed in me by Aquarius.  I am truly excited to embrace this new role and the responsibilities it entails; and with a great team around me, and with great customers and partners, I am looking forward to continuing to develop our market leading position, and bringing even more value to our customers.

“Sustainability and innovation will continue to be at the heart of what we do to ensure we always stay ahead of the technical and compliance curve, and can continue to provide real digital solutions that help and support all of our customers in road transport.”

Alongside this announcement today, Aquarius has also confirmed that Neil Chetwynd has been promoted to Director of Development and will oversee the technical development and delivery of the company’s software solutions; and Liz Haselden, will take on the new role of Director of Marketing and Operations. Like Mark, both Neil and Liz have decades of experience in the road transport industry between them, and as a senior management team, they will work together to maintain Aquarius’s growth trajectory.

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