Ainscough appoints chairman and executives

9 June 2020

UK company Ainscough Crane Hire has appointed a new chairman, CEO and CFO.
Andrew Taylor takes the role of chairman at the company. He previously held C-Suite positions at Algeco Group, Northrop Grumman (Europe), and the Ministry of Defence.

Peter Gibbs has been promoted from COO of the company to CEO, while Ian Scapens was appointed CFO. Scapens joins Ainscough from Renold.

Andrew Tyler, Chairman, Ainscough Crane Hire said “These appointments further strengthen Ainscough’s great executive team, now under Peter’s leadership. I am much looking forward to continuing to serve our customers and build on the reputation the Company has established over many years as the UK’s only nationwide mobile crane operator, working in partnership with our customers.”

Ainscough Crane Hire is majority-owned by funds managed by GSO Capital Partners.

Paulo Eapen, senior managing director and head of GSO Europe, commented on the appointed of Taylor as chairman: “Andrew brings a wealth of relevant experience in industrials and support services, as well as deep market knowledge. His addition complements and adds to the strengths of the existing executive team, under the leadership of Peter Gibbs. We look forward to working together in building on Ainscough’s success as the UK’s leading crane hire company.”