John Boult, Damarel’s Managing Director, recently featured in “A Life In The Day” in Ground Handling International magazine.
He may not be the rock star he’d dreamed of becoming, but life as a techie hasn’t been so bad either…..
“I joined Damarel in 1990, as a fresh-faced IT graduate pursuing a role in software development,” Boult begins. “A career in music had been cut short through a tragic lack of talent, so university, then engineering, it was. I’ve since grown up with the company, and through a series of spectacularly ill advised career moves somehow ended up as Managing Director, overseeing a talented and growing team with a worldwide product installation base,” he summarises modestly.
“Back then, Damarel was in its infancy and had just secured its first contract; a project for a ground handler at London Gatwick. Although risky from a career point of view, this was exactly the opportunity I’d been looking for: a small start-up company in an interesting sector where I could be an integral team member,” he relates of his ambition. “There’s a great deal of satisfaction in helping something you started to grow from such small beginnings to driving handling operations in over 150 airports worldwide.”