Gareth Toyer has joined AVK UK as General Manager - Gas. After completing a mechanical engineering apprenticeship in the quarrying sector with Tarmac, Gareth has spent the majority of his working life – 20 years – at the Gas Arc Group.
At Gas Arc, Gareth started out in technical sales and grew with the business to become its Commercial Director (General Manager). Under Gareth’s leadership, Gas Arc evolved from manufacturing gas cutting and welding equipment to become a global leader in the development and manufacture of integrated gas delivery and management solutions focused towards the technical, high purity, laboratory research, speciality and medical gas segments:
‘For the first time in over 20 years I am the new kid on the block!
I feel honoured to have been entrusted with guiding a successful business that has a strong and well-deserved reputation in the gas industry. My formative education has been in the ‘university of running a successful business’ and, in my experience, there is no more important resource than the commitment, enthusiasm and knowledge of the AVK Donkin workforce.
I am excited by the potential opportunities in the natural, renewable and alternative gas markets and looking forward to working as part of the AVK Donkin team to ensure we are best placed to work advantageously with them.’
Outside work, family is paramount for Gareth; he has four children between the ages of 14 and 9. A recent ‘mid-life crisis’ has seen him take up hockey again after almost 15 years as well as ‘pimping his ride’ with an A-Team van. Google it!
We wish Gareth every success in his new role.