Our Team

We currently employ 43 men on the tools all directly on the books. Of those 43 men, there are 7 ventilation ductworkers, 3 service engineers, 2 A/C engineers, 27 commercial plumbers/pipefitters & assistants, 14 of which are also SSSTS or SMSTS trained supervisors, 2 fully certified pipefitter welders, and 2 apprentices.

  • Jon Wintersgill - Managing Director

    Jon Wintersgill

    Managing Director

    Joined Company: 1993, Years in Industry: 33

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    Jon served a HVCA apprenticeship starting in 1986 with large local contractor W F Knight & Sons. His father, Jack Wintersgill, had already joined with ex-Knights men & Watertite founders Marcus Rowswell and Dave Gosney and Jon joined them in 1993.

    He worked his way up to Foreman and then Contracts Manager, before taking over from Jack, as a company director when Jack retired in 2002. He subsequently became joint managing director with Marcus in 2004. Marcus recently retired in 2017 and Jon is now the sole Managing Director.

    Jon has been pivotal in the company’s steady growth to this point, and is confident that with the great team he has at Watertite, that the future is very bright.

  • Mike Dennett - Projects Director

    Mike Dennett

    Projects Director

    Joined Company: 2005, Years in Industry: 33

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    Mike started in the industry in 1986 with large local contractor W F Knight & Sons. He worked his way from pipefitter to the position of Mechanical Foreman by 1995 and stayed at Knights until they were acquired by EMCOR Drake & Scull in 2001. A four year spell followed with Exeter based M&E Contractor Beale & Cole, before Mike joined Watertite as a Contracts Manager in 2005.
     
    Mike was appointed as the company’s Projects Director in March 2015. Mike has covered all practical aspects of the Mechanical Services trade during his 19 years on site, and now has over 14 years of contracts management experience, which gives him a genuinely wide ranging understanding of the commercial and industrial sectors.
  • Peter HoppĂ© - Senior Contracts Manager

    Peter Hoppé

    Senior Contracts Manager

    Joined Company: 2009, Years in Industry: 27

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    Peter started an apprenticeship in the industry in 1992 with medium sized local contractor, Sansom Heating. He worked his way from apprentice to the position of Foreman by 2004 and stayed at Sansom Heating until 2006.

    Peter then spent 3 years working self-employed in both the commercial and domestic fields. He then joined Watertite in 2009 as a site supervisor but soon progressed to the role of contracts manager where he has built long standing relationships with builders, M&E consultants and clients. Peter was appointed as Senior Contracts Manager in 2015.

  • Nigel Drury - Ventilation & A/C Contracts Manager

    Nigel Drury

    Ventilation & A/C Contracts Manager

    Joined Company: 2012, Years in Industry: 38

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    Nigel is a vastly experienced manager. He started as an apprentice sheet metal worker with large local contractor W F Knight & Sons. He became ventilation department manager at Knights, before subsequently starting a new company solely specialising in the manufacture and installation of ductwork. The company traded for approximately ten years and was then sold to a larger organisation. At that point Nigel took up a post with national contractor MJN Colston, where he reached the position of Exeter Regional Manager.

    Eventually Nigel returned back to familiar surroundings and joined Watertite in 2012 and has successfully nurtured and developed the ventilation & air conditioning side of the business. He manages all of our in-house Ventilation & A/C installations and also Contract Manages stand-alone projects that have a bias towards Vent & A/C.

  • Wayne Hall - Contracts Manager

    Wayne Hall

    Contracts Manager

    Joined Company in 2001. Years in Industry 18

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    Wayne started with Watertite as a trainee pipefitter in 2001. He gained experience in all aspects of the mechanical trade, but primarily focussed on commercial gas and larger commercial boiler houses, cooling farms and chilled water plant. He spent the last 5 years of his time on the tools as a Foreman and was promoted to the role of Contracts Manager in 2017. Wayne's hands on knowledge and his steadfast determination has undoubtedly helped with his successful transition in to the Contracts Manager's role.

  • Rob Mann - Senior Service & Maintenance Department Manager

    Rob Mann

    Senior Service & Maintenance Department Manager

    Joined Company: 1991, Years in Industry: 28

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    Rob is one of the longest serving employees at Watertite Heating. He has genuinely served as man and boy having served his apprenticeship with the company and has worked his way to become the department manager of Watertite’s growing Service & Maintenance division.

    He manages six highly skilled engineers and also has IOSH & NEBOSH qualifications in Health & Safety. Rob is highly regarded by all members of the Watertite team, both above and below him in the organisational chain.

     

  • James Hatcher - Contracts Engineer

    James Hatcher

    Contracts Engineer

    Joined Watertite in 2011

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    James has recently moved in to the office in the newly created role of Contracts Engineer.
    He had worked on the tools for the past 8 years and had quickly reached the grade of supervisor. The long term goal is to develop in to a Contracts Manager.
    In the meantime he will assist the Contracts Managers whilst gaining both the experience and the skills required, along the way.

  • Sarah Fudge - Office Manager

    Sarah Fudge

    Office Manager

    Joined Company: 2012

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    Sarah joined Watertite straight from college, armed with four “A” Levels, and initially completed a 2 year Business & Administration Apprenticeship, before going on to complete a 3 year, Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting (Passed with Distinction).

    Sarah was promoted to the position of Office Manager in Sept 2017 and is a valued and trusted key member of the Watertite team.

    Sarah is ably assissted by Pauline Pitts and Business & Admin apprentice Chloe McKay-Vance.

  • Justin Dawe - Senior Estimator

    Justin Dawe

    Senior Estimator

    Joined Company: 2016. Years in Industry: 17

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    Justin started in the industry in 2002 and began his career as a plumbing & heating engineer with Taunton based contractor Westford Mechanical Ltd.  After 5 years on the tools, he quickly progressed and subsequently undertook the joint roles of Estimator & Contracts Manager. This role enabled him to both secure and deliver many prestigious projects and saw him develop and build long standing relationships with builders, M&E consultants and clients. Since joining Watertite in 2016, Justin has concentrated and focused on his estimating qualities and has become a valued and integral member of the Watertite team. Justin was promoted to the position of Senior Estimator in Sept 2018.

  • Luke Monk - Estimator/Designer

    Luke Monk

    Estimator/Designer

    Joined Company: 2017, Years in Industry: 6

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    Having initially completed an aerospace technical apprenticeship, Luke changed direction and entered the Building Services Industry as a Junior Estimator for EIC Ltd - a national Mechanical contractor based in Exeter. Following the unfortunate closure of EIC, Luke joined Whitehead Building Services. At this point he went on to commence his HNC in Building Services Engineering at the City of Bath College. In his tenure at both EIC and Whiteheads, Luke was able to gain considerable knowledge and experience, working on a wide variety of projects. In 2017 Luke joined Watertite Heating Ltd as an estimator with design skills, to enable full D & B Tenders to be compiled from start to finish. He completed his HNC with Watertite's support in 2018.

  • Andy Carter - Design Engineer

    Andy Carter

    Design Engineer

    Joined Company: 2012, Years in Industry: 37

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    After leaving South Bank University, Andy joined Bournemouth contractors Mumford, Bailey & Preston in 1982 as a technician, he then moved to Wiltshire County Council in 1983 where he developed use of PCs for running WCC BMS systems and cut his teeth on early CAD machines.

    He moved to Cumbria County Council in 1989 as a Mechanical Engineer, added electrical qualifications and began designing heating control systems and electrical projects, before taking over the maintenance / servicing of the county’s roadside weather stations.

    Andy moved to Somerset County Council in 1997 as a Building Services Engineer, handling both mechanical and electrical works. Andy left SCC in 2010 and worked as an Engineering Consultant and Surveyor for 18 months, before joining Watertite in 2012 where, in conjunction with Luke Monk, he carries out the design, for our design and build projects, and develops working drawings on the traditional pre-designed projects using the latest CAD software packages.

  • Mark Austin - SHE Co-ordinator

    Mark Austin

    SHE Co-ordinator

    Joined Company: 2008, Years in Industry: 17

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    Mark has a background in the industry attained via a national supplier to the marketplace. He joined Watertite in 2008 as a buyer, and has also worked as an estimator

    In the months leading up to the out-going director Marcus Rowswell’s retirement, Mark has partaken in the necessary training to adopt the role of company Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Coordinator. Mark is also supported by external consultants, NatWest Mentor’s Anthony Barlow. Mark carries out regular Health & Safety Site Audits and ensures that Watertite are compliant with the many regulatory bodies in our industry, and he is also responsible for the compilation of all of the PQQ's that we are invited to complete.