Having worked with Kieran and Kirstie during their time at Oilgear, they proved to be a dynamic leadership team. They combine strategic, tactical and financial awareness and qualifications to execute business recovery and sustainability across all functions to the benefit of major stakeholders. I find them energetic and easy to work with and their partnership under kadops is a natural and welcome progression. I wish them every success in their new venture and look forward to working with them again in the future.
As the CEO of the Industry Trade Association for Kieran's sector I had the pleasure of working with him when he was one of our Board Directors. He was without a doubt, one of the most supportive and helpful members of our team. Always, fair and always pragmatic, his contributions were valued by everyone on the Board. His direct, honest but always empathic approach was an example to all of his colleagues and it has been a pleasure to work with him.
Kieran Doyle held the position of Managing Director of Oilgear Towler Limited for 6 years from November 2011. Within this period he also held the position of European Operations Manager from February 2013 to July 2016. During his service as European Operations Manager the Leeds site has improved in overall performance impacting quality, delivery and profitability.
I had the pleasure of working with Kirstie Allenby between December 2017 to March 2018 when she was appointed by Oilgear Headquarters (U.S) as the Interim Financial Controller. During this tenure Kirstie was responsible for the execution and delivery of principle finance tasks including due diligence ahead of the Oilgear Company sale to Texas Hydraulics, completion of the 2017 year-end accounts, facilitating the auditors (RSM) and for the coaching and development of the Oilgear UK accounting team. During her service all tasks were completed to schedule and the UK site overall finance performance improved.
We used Kieran at Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield to validate our MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management and insight into development of our CIPS accreditation and project management practices. Kieran is very competent leader and industrial practitioner. He did a great job in positioning our masters programme for the next generation of practitioners. Kieran is a true supporter of knowledge transfer and I would have no hesitation using Kieran as facilitator, mentor and coach for businesses today
I had the pleasure of coaching Kieran in Operations Management at the Bradford University School of Management (2007 – 2009) while he was General Manager Projects at Sulzer. We had some fasinating discussions, from which we both benefited. He has since returned to the University as a guest speaker, providing engaging and innovative coaching to new MBA students. He has also willingly helped demonstrate operations theory and practice in the workplace by opening the doors of the facilities he managed to me, and some of my recent students.