permastore meet the team

Having over 60 Years of unbroken history being the technical leader in the industry, there is currently over 500+ years of design, development, manufacturing, sales, project management and logistics experience within the Company.

Meet the Team

The Permastore Team

Permastore’s design and manufacturing expertise comes from over 60 years of unbroken history supplying technically superior advanced engineered performance modular bolted coated containment storage solutions.

To back this up the company has a dedicated team of  engineering, manufacturing, project management, sales and logistics personnel that are supported by a seasoned senior management team of Chartered Engineers and Finance professionals.

There is currently over 500+ years of vitreous enamel and epoxy operational process and materials technology, engineering design, product development, in-house automatic product configuration and 6 sigma management expertise within the Company for the design and manufacture of PERMASTORE® products.

The Company also has an extended external academic, industrial and professional consultancy ecosystem of partners that has been created to support Permastore’s research into materials, coatings, coating processing, sealants, and fastener development.

The Management Team

The Permastore management team is built from a diverse background that includes legal, finance, engineering (both mechanical and structural), materials technology, manufacturing and logistics. Extensive experience at a senior level is held by members of the team from within both manufacturing and the financial services industries.

Frank Cutri

Frank is the CEO of Permastore Group.

After completing his Ph.D. in Engineering Systems in 1991 Frank gained Chartered Engineer status within both the IMechE and the IET and is now a Fellow of both Institutions.

Frank is an experienced main board director and business leader.

Frank has built his career around engineering businesses that operate world-wide.

Andrew Gare

Andrew is President of Permastore Group and is the principal shareholder.

He completed his HND in Mechanical Engineering as a Management Trainee with Thomas Tilling plc and joined a subsidiary company, Boythorpe Cropstore in East Yorkshire.

Andrew was appointed Managing Director of Boythorpe in 1983 and led a Management Buyout from BTR plc in 1984. This was followed in 1987 with the acquisition of the manufacturing facility at Eye creating the PERMASTORE® identity and brand.

Andrew remained at the helm of the Company, driving product development and export markets, until October 2013, when he transitioned to the role of Executive Chairman. He remains active within the Company through his current role as President of the Permastore Group.

Elliott Mannis

Elliott is Chairman of Permastore Group, the independent non-executive director at Infram Energy, and is an ambassador (previously a Trustee) at the Woodland Trust.

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in Vancouver, Canada, Elliott moved to London in 1988.

Elliott is an experienced main board director and corporate leader.

Elliott founded the infrastructure practice at London Bridge Capital; debt capital markets origination, M&A, and strategic advisory.

He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of D1 Oils and prior to that Group Finance Director at AWG, the holding company for Anglian Water.

Saqlain Ali CDir FIoD, CEng FIMMM

Saqlain Ali is the Technical & Process Development Director of Permastore Limited.

After completing his BEng (Hons) Degree in Materials Science and Engineering Saqlain has gained Chartered Director status and Fellowship of the Institute of Directors. Saqlain has also gained Chartered Engineer status and Fellowship of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining.

Saqlain is an experienced industry leader in vitreous and porcelain enamel technology and Standards and is recognised in the industry as a global expert in this area.

Saqlain has developed his career within manufacturing environments across a broad and diverse range of business sectors.

Johnathon Brook CEng MCIWEM C.WEM

Johnathon is the Engineering & Design Director of Permastore Limited.

After completing his BEng (Hons) Degree in Structural Engineering Johnathon has gained both Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Water and Environmental Manager (C.WEM) status. Johnathon is a Chartered member of CIWEM and his professional qualifications are underpinned with over 25 years’ experience in the tank and silo industry.

Johnathon is an active member of multiple European and International Standards committees dealing with the future design of tanks and silos.

Johnathon is passionate about innovation and has extensive technical knowledge and experience in new product development and standardisation.

Graham Franklin

Graham is the Sales Director of Permastore Limited.

Graham has over 30 years of international business to business experience.

Experienced at Senior Management level and team building.

Focused on developing distribution networks and partnerships that deliver high quality product into the municipal and industrial market sectors.

Jon-Paul Court

Jon-Paul Court is the Finance Director of Permastore Limited.

He is a CIMA qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the key accounting functions at varying levels of seniority.

Over the last 15 years Jon-Paul has been utilising his practical skills and knowledge alongside his drive for continuous improvement in Manufacturing organisations to improve processes and add value to the business.

Peter Blackburn

Peter Blackburn is the Operations Director of Permastore Limited.

After completing his BEng (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering Peter gained Chartered Engineer (CEng) status and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Peter has over 25 years of Leading Site Operations, Manufacturing and Engineering in companies around the world having worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies in several different industries. Peter has held roles at a senior level including areas such Capital Projects and Asset Management, Order Fulfilment, ERP systems, Supply Chain, Engineering and Maintenance, and product certification. He also holds a Six Sigma Brown belt and is certified in Lean Manufacturing. .