Richard Starzec retires after 30 years

Monday November 14 2016

It’s been a long road for Richard, full of twists and turns, ups and downs and now, after 30 years, he’s finally been allowed to retire.

Richard joined on 27th October 1986 as the Southern area salesman, the photo to the left shows just how young he was!  His extensive engineering experience before he joined the company was invaluable as he proved to be an incredibly successful salesman, particularly with the Yang range of machines.

During the 1990s, Richard was instrumental in the formation of our Polish company, MTI.  As a fluent Polish speaker he had a huge influence in the whole venture – from the very start in 1991 right up to the day he retired.  Along with Richard’s sales skills and engineering experience, Dugard and MTI benefitted enormously from the excellent relationship forged with Hyundai Kia, and Richard’s hard work was crucial throughout that partnership.

Richard finished his time at Dugard as a senior manager in our sales team, working extensively with our Polish colleagues.  30 years as one of our most valued team members is an extraordinary achievement, we’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Richard for all his hard work.  He’ll most definitely be missed, and the question remains, what on earth are we going to do without him?