After nearly 16 years with the company, Mainmark CEO Paul Hickman has decided the time is right for retirement. Paul joined Mainmark in October 2005 and over the years has made a significant contribution to the business.
Starting at a pivotal time in the company’s growth phase, Paul witnessed Mainmark’s resin injection technology gaining traction as a viable ground remediation and underpinning alternative for residential and commercial projects.
While Paul had been planning to retire in 2019, he chose to stay on and support the Mack family and the Mainmark executive team after the sad and sudden passing of Mainmark founder, Phil Mack. Paul’s retirement has been met with mixed emotions, particularly amongst those who consider Paul as both a boss and friend. However, Paul has assured the team that he is never more than a phone call away.
Paul has been flooded with messages of support from those who acknowledge his contribution and influence. He will be fondly remembered for his passion for vintage cars and support for human rights issues, which led to him to famously participate in the re-enactment of the 1907 Peking to Paris automobile race in his restored Bristol 403. Paul participated in the gruelling race twice, first in 2016, raising money for disadvantaged women and children in Mongolia, and again in 2019.
While we wish Paul all the best in retirement, the Mainmark business is in the good hands of the management team, under the stewardship of Frits Maré, an international business executive, current director of the Mainmark Group and close friend of the Mack family, who has been appointed interim managing director.
On behalf of everyone at Mainmark, we wish Paul a very happy retirement. The business is grateful for his years of service and leadership. It is certainly the end of an era.
By Claire Hartley
Claire is a strategic senior marketing and communications professional who joined Mainmark in 2015. She has extensive experience gained in a range of organisations across the APAC region and the UK; from large multinationals and start-ups to industrial B2B, IT and online businesses.