New Director Appointment for Leada Acrow

Leading formwork, falsework and groundwork hire company Leada Acrow has appointed a new Director to head up the business. Barry Furlong, who has an impressive track record spanning 30 years in the formwork and scaffolding industry, has joined the company and will be responsible for the strategic development of Leada Acrow. 

Barry has recently moved back to the UK after living and working in the Middle East for over 20 years. His most recent position was in Oman, where he worked as General Manager for RMD Kwikform, the $300 million division of the Interserve Group of companies and a leading player in the supply of formwork and scaffolding to the construction industry.

Prior to that, Barry worked for Harsco Infrastructure for 20 years, a $1 billion division of the US based Harsco Corporation which is a world leader in access services. Barry’s most recent position at Harsco Infrastructure was Director of the United Arab Emirates business, in which he was involved in many prestigious projects including Dubai Airport Terminal 3, Emirates Towers and Yas Marina Mall.

In his new role as Director of Leada Acrow, Barry will be responsible for the Leada Acrow operational, sales and technical teams which primarily serve the building and civil engineering markets. He will also play a key role in identifying and developing new market areas. Leada Acrow forms part of A-Plant’s Specialist Products Division.

Commenting on his appointment, Barry said: “I am delighted to be joining Leada Acrow, a company with a great history and a fantastic looking future. Supported by the Ashtead Group and with a strong business partner in MEVA, the numerous opportunities this combination offered were major influences for me to take up this position. Leada Acrow has an impressive hire fleet of equipment and the team is amongst the most experienced in the industry, so I am looking forward to the time ahead and using my experience to help develop new and existing markets for Leada Acrow.” 

Managing Director for A-Plant Specialist Products Division Richard Thomas said: “Barry brings a great depth of knowledge and experience of working in the formwork and scaffolding industry. I believe he will be an asset to the team and his experience will help Leada Acrow move into the next stage of our plan. We are delighted to have him on board”.