Projects Engineer John Barker has retired from DCS after almost a decade at the company.
John started at DCS as Area Sales Manager in 2009, travelling up and down the country visiting customers on a daily basis.
Former DCS owner Philip Oldfield employed John to help expand the industry sectors DCS had access to thanks to his background in the automotive, power, waste renewal and pharmaceutical industries.
“DCS is a good company and a great environment to work in,” said John, who has been employed in the dust extraction industry for 50 years.
“Some like to say I’m the ‘guru’ when it comes to information on a specific project!
“I reduced my hours to part-time a while ago and I still really enjoy meeting people and providing a solution for a customer. When you can play a part in providing a system that works really well, you get a real kick from a job well done.”
Now aged 69, John has decided that the time is right to retire and see more of his family.
He plans on going to spend time in California visiting his brother-in-law before travelling around Europe. John is also looking forward to watching his grand-daughter at more showjumping competitions, and he will still make time for his hobbies such as fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting.
John is retiring at an exciting time for the company following the recent acquisition by Filtermist International, part of the Absolent Group. “I believe this is all really positive for DCS,” continued John. “I watched Phil and his brother Chris put a lot of effort in over the years to shape DCS into the company it is today. Joining Absolent Group will provide a huge boost to help DCS move even further forward.”