There are lots of people who make up JPF, from our directors, to our fabricators, engineers and office staff, we’ll be introducing you to all of our team over the coming months.
Up first, we shine the spotlight on our Chairman Mike Parker!
Mike Parker – BA (Hons)
Joined ADC/JPF in:
What are your main responsibilities at ADC/JPF?
Although I am pretty much retired now (down to one day a week) I have full responsibility for the overall welfare of the company. I achieve this by essentially making the board of Directors fully accountable for their roles in the company by asking them to report to me once a month.
What is your favourite thing about working at ADC/JPF?
Our employees and the continuous positive atmosphere we try to create.
What is your least favourite thing about working at ADC/JPF?
Dismissing or making someone redundant: It is just an awful thing to have to do, especially when you have come to know and like that person. I hate it!
What are your favourite aspects of your job?
Helping individuals to blossom and achieve their potential. I see so many success stories when I look at our role of employees. It is so satisfying seeing so many in highly respected important roles.
If you could switch jobs with someone at ADC/JPF for the day, what would you like to do and why?
The Sales Support and Marketing Manager. I love speaking to people about how good we are.
Favourite/ Poignant ADC/JPF memories?
Winning the court battle against McLeans / Losing Nick Judge.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
Fully retired but probably still annoying people when I come in for a nose…
What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
It’s always going to be the company. I honestly believe this is the best it has ever been. We really do have a fantastic and fully engaged team.
On Saturdays you can find me:
On the golf course, afloat or with the family and Grandchildren.
What is your guilty pleasure?
What are you REALLY good at?
Embellishing the truth..(you have to be in order to be a top salesman)
What are you REALLY bad at?
Describe yourself in 3 words…
Loyal, passionate and kind!
Tell us something people would be surprised to know about you:
I eat about 3 0r 4 bars of chocolate every night after my tea.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
The power to instantly eliminate any human being that wants to do harm to another human being.
Who should complete this next?