Introducing Dan Atvars, Our Head of Modular Operations
We are delighted to welcome Dan Atvars to the team as our Head of Modular Operations.
Dan's extensive career within the site accommodation and modular industry will help strengthen our modular team and enhance our operational function.
Get to know Dan a little better…
Can you tell us about your career history?
I've worked within the site accommodation sector for 25 years. At the start of my career I joined a company called ReadySpace and Johnson as a yard operative, which was soon bought out by Elliott Group and subsequently Algecco. As a yard operative, I was responsible for everything from cleaning and preparing cabins to repairs of any units following their offhire. My tenacity and willingness to learn meant that during this time, I quickly became a yard supervisor which led me to become depot foreman position.
After Elliott Group purchased the company, I moved into a depot management and managed a few locations in around the South, I was then given an opportunity to take up the position of Lean Coordinator for the South position. This position allowed me to work more closely with senior leadership to help spearhead the overall company objectives within the Southern division. I moved on from this position into a Regional Operations Management role, overseeing a multi depots across the Southeast.
I then left Elliott Group and moved to Mobile Mini working as a Branch Manager for their largest depot in London. I used my operational and management skills to develop, support the team down there before starting my own logistics, Haulage company.
How do you feel about joining Cleveland Modular?
I'm really buzzing for it, I am! I'm excited when I look at a business like Cleveland Modular and see the huge potential and the journey the business is on is a great time to be joining. I'm joining a first-class team that is supported by the overarching group and I can't wait to get stuck in!
When the opportunity arose to join Cleveland Modular, I sat with my partner and discussed the possibility of rejoining employment. We agreed this was an opportunity that could not be passed up. It ticked every box that I could want for a future employer and more.
What will your new role consist of?
As Head of Modular Operations, I will be solely responsible for any operational runnings within Cleveland Modular. One of my projects will entail working with all locations to ensure we create a standard to be proud of. Our aim is to ensure we deliver an excellence service matched by a quality product that will gain repeat business for the future. Another key focus is to support the business to improve on our efficiencies which in turn will support the team gain better lead times for our customers.
What are you excited to achieve in your new role?
Working within Cleveland Modular just floats my boat, I know I'm going to be busy, and I know I'll be hitting the ground running. For me, this is the perfect environment to thrive, it's a match made in heaven. Cleveland Modular and the rest of the Cleveland group are on the way up and there's no stopping us so I'm excited.
I work better in a team environment and being a key component in a company's growth excites me. I love being able to learn from others and also support and teach others what industry knowledge I have. I feel this is the recipe for success in any business.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I'm a big fan of travel and a keen golfer! My weekends are tied up with my family, golf. I like to have a bit of downtime at the weekend after a busy work week.