Mike Goodhew Celebrates 25 Years at Cornelius


 Mike Goodhew Celebrates 25 Years at Cornelius

(Posted on 30/10/17)

Industry stalwart Mike Goodhew, Area Sales Manager at Cornelius, is celebrating a milestone of 25 years dedicated service to the industrial products market.

Mike, who began his career at Cornelius in 1992, has worked his way through the ranks and now holds the position of Account Manager for the Industrial team.

Cornelius manufactures and distributes speciality chemicals and raw materials for a wide range of industrial and manufacturing markets, delivering innovative solutions for the paints, coatings, inks, plastics, rubber and adhesives sectors.

Jason Fitzgerald, Business Manager, Cornelius Industrial, said: “Mike has been an integral part of the success of Cornelius, sharing his dedication, loyalty, commitment to quality and strong work ethic with those around him. He is a valuable member of our industrial sales team.”

When asked about the biggest changes he has witnessed within the Industrial sector during his years at Cornelius, Mike said: “One of the most notable changes I’ve seen includes greater awareness of environmental issues. For example, the industry has experienced a marked shift from solvent-based to water-based paints in the decorative paint sector.”

Another area Mike claims has changed significantly is health and safety – with more emphasis on employees, working practices and the working environment. 

Mike continued: “Cornelius has always emphasised health and safety, spending a great deal of time focusing on ensuring its workers, principals and sites as a whole are a safe environment for all.” 

Mike began working for Cornelius two years before the company relocated to its current Woodside facility in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, to enable expansion. Since then the distributor has opened new offices in France, Poland and the Nordic region. 

Darren Spiby, Cornelius Group CEO, said: “We truly believe that our employees are our most valuable asset and one of our biggest strengths as an organisation has been the presence of a large pool of dedicated, long-term employees, like Mike, who work tirelessly to ensure the continued success of the company.

“Mike has a wealth of experience and knowledge that has helped Cornelius achieve an excellent reputation. We’d like to congratulate him for reaching this significant milestone. I speak for all of us here at Cornelius when I say that I’m looking forward to many more years of working with Mike.”