Meet your Power List: Derek Maher, Crystaltech

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Crystaltech MD Derek Maher is the new CEDA vice chair.

Derek Maher is passionate about achieving flawless wash results and has over 38 years’ experience of installing and repairing commercial glass and dishwashers.

He has grown Crystaltech from a company that he set up in his garage to now employing over 60 engineers, operating 24/7 and handling around 4,000 service calls per month.

Derek is regarded as the industry expert on achieving the optimum clean glass and as such advises many of the leading pub groups on how to achieve consistent results across their estates. He has written the Glass Washing Guide for Cask Marque and is a Director of CEDA as well as sitting on its Technical Steering Group.

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Derek is consistently looking to improve results from commercial warewashing machines through the development of a reverse osmosis system as well as developing chemicals such as a liquid renovate that can be connected to the automatic detergent feed of a glasswasher – saving many wasted operational hours.

He has always valued the benefit of investment and recently added an additional £120,000 worth of stock to the vans, enabling the company to supply more parts on-site, resulting in a fast fix. Investment in both personnel and equipment has enabled the company to expand and new business has increased significantly over the last 12 months with a 20% increase in turnover.

With a recent significant investment in training facilities at the Crystaltech head office, the company has been able to run more in-depth training programmes to ensure all its engineers are up to date with the latest technologies and qualifications.


Company: Crystaltech Services (UK) Ltd
Address: Unit 14, Redbridge Enterprise Centre, Thompson Close, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1TY
Tel: 0370 350 2424
Twitter: @CrystaltechServ

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