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David Collier, The Master-craftsman, home and hosed!

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David Collier (67), Managing Director of Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd (Mastertflex UK), with a lifetime experience in the flexible hose industry, is set to retire today.

Born in Eccles, near the Manchester Ship Canel, David Collier has spent almost four decades living in Delph, a village in the Saddleworth civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham.

Having spent many years at Compoflex, Delph, David Collier was talent-searched to set up the business. From Delph, he flew to the Masterflex Group Headquarters at Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr Valley and returned with a remit to Masterflex UK.

David Collier joined the group in 1996 and spearheaded Masterflex UK from a regional firm to a leading supplier to industry throughout the UK and Ireland; the Masterflex Group has enjoyed substantial success since being set up by David Collier.

Mr David Collier (left) recruited four people to launch the Masterflex Oldham Operations.

He describes his 25 years in the job as the happiest time in his professional life:

It has been an absolute privilege working for Masterflex for 25 years. Working for such a productive, forward-thinking brand alongside the most outstanding calibre of colleagues is honouring. I am proud of the achievement of Masterflex UK; it has gone from strength to strength every year.” and “I am proud of what we have achieved. We started from scratch, with no premises, no staff and no customers; it has been a team effort.”

David Collier

Masterflex UK, starting from scratch, pictured in 1996

David Collier, in his retirement, with his wife, Bevplans to spend more time with their family & grandchildren!

The firm has now appointed, from Masterflex UK, the extremely hardworking and very knowledgeable, Senior Member of the Sales Team, Colin Dawson, as the new Managing Director. 

It has been a pleasure to work with Dave and, on behalf of our colleagues, I want to thank him for his successful leadership of Masterflex. Dave has been an outstanding MD and a driving force for Masterflex becoming the leading organisation that it is today.

Colin Dawson

Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd, from its base in Oldham, manufactures and sells its products; additional products are imports from the group headquarters in Germany, as are many of the raw materials.