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Guy van der Knaap takes over at the helm of MCS

20 Sep 11 MCS Global Ltd, leading supplier of rental management solutions, has announced that from 1 October 2011 Guy van der Knaap, currently MCS Customer Services Director, will take over the role of CEO from Richard van der Knaap, who is stepping down after over 30 years.

Richard comments: “I set up the company in 1982 to serve the hire industry with software and solutions, but I now feel the time is right to hand over to Guy after seeing the company grow from a start-up to an international business with installations in 14 different countries.  Guy’s progressive, dynamic and forward-looking vision will be a great asset for MCS.”

Richard will still be very much involved with the business, offering input and advice, especially in the areas of sales and marketing.

Guy, who has an MBA has been involved in the business for the last seven years, having held various posts within the company, including Headof International Sales and latterly the role of Customer Services Director. Before this, he held various positions in a number of different companies including Schroders and Sky Television.

Guy adds: “These are exciting times for MCS, as we will be launching a new version of MCS-rm, our flagship product, in the next few months and we are working towards extending the market share that we have both in the UK and abroad. It’s been a tough few years in the hire industry, but our longevity in the marketplace, our large customer base, our advanced software solution and our highly experienced staff all combine to place MCS in a leading position to serve the hire industry’s technology requirements going forward”. 

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