Meet The Team
Robert GibsonManaging Director
Robert joined Merkland Tank in 2017. Prior to this Robert had spent 23 years in the Power Generation Industry with various companies. He is highly focused on providing excellent customer service, accompanied with strong leadership skills. Robert has a desire and remit to grow the company to the next level through expanding the company’s policies and procedures to gain further accreditations. Outside work Robert enjoys spending time on his motorbikes or with family and friends.
Kirsty has worked for Merkland Tank for the past 24 years and was appointed as Director in 2015. Kirsty has worked in all departments of the business and is the main point of contact. Kirsty is highly experienced and motivated and is looking forward to the development and growth of the business under the guidance and experience of Nevis Capital LLP. Outside work Kirsty enjoys walking her dog – Bailey, spending time with family and friends and has a keen interest in football.
Steven JacksonOperations Manager
Steven has worked in the industry for 25 years and joined Merkland Tank in 2008. He has worked in various positions both on site and office based. Prior to this he worked in the ship repair industry for 11 years in supervisory positions and Health and Safety roles.
In his role as Operations Manager he has control of the day to day Operational and Project Management needs within the company. He has experience in all aspects of the business and has good communications skills and specialises in working to meet our client’s deadlines and requirements.
Dougie McBrideEstimating Manager
Douglas has more than 30 years experience in working in various engineering, Operations Management and Health and Safety roles working for companies including ALCAN and Rolls Royce PLC. He joined Merkland Tank Ltd in 2003 and having held a number of management roles within the company he brings this experience in Estimating and Project Management to ensure our clients and their projects are efficiently estimated, planned and managed.
Stefan joined the Merkland team as Estimator in early 2020. He has 12 years of engineering experience, BEng (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering and MBA Business Administration & Management from Edinburgh Napier University.
Thomas HopkinsOperations Assistant
Thomas joined Merkland Tank in November 2020 as Operations Assistant. His role involves supporting the day to day operations through effective management of staff and assets for all our tank cleaning and maintenance works. Thomas spent 13 years in HM Armed Forces; 4 years in the Royal Engineers and almost 9 years in the Parachute Regiment. He has excellent knowledge of health and safety and is a Technical Member of IOSH.
Tricia joined Merkland Tank in January 2019 and provides invaluable support to the team to help ensure the smooth-running of the business. In her spare time, Tricia enjoys spending time with her husband and family.