Meet The Team

Each member of the team takes huge pride in the quality of their craftsmanship and customer service.

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Our Team

Since 1979 our family business has been providing quality joinery services in the North East of Scotland, and we now apply the same skill and expertise to custom packing for all our customers.

Alistair Paterson
  • Chairman
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

Over the last 38 years I have built the company up from a joinery business. After seeing a gap in the market, we developed the business to become Trojan Crates. I am still very much involved with all aspects of the company and have a daily influence within Trojan Crates.

Raymond Paterson
  • Production Director
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

My role is to oversee all aspects of our business; I specialise in the timber side, having been a joiner for over 30 years, provide training to staff and advise the sales team of timescales and expectations. I also oversee the monitoring of production efficiency and staff performance to continue our quality and service.

Colin Middleton
  • Production Director
  • Dyce Office
  • 01224 729772

I manage the Dyce facility and have been with the company for over 20 years. My role involves organising and overseeing the smooth running of our department from office level to manufacturing. Ensuring customer requirements are adhered to, I also carry out site surveys and regular updates with our customers.

Alana Paterson
  • Business Development Coordinator
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

My role within the company is to look into future business opportunities as well as existing business. I look after advertising, marketing and events. My remit also includes monitoring our company performance and liaising with each department on a daily basis for updates on orders and overall deliveries.

Ray Hardie
  • Sales / Customer Liaison
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

My role involves meeting customers face-to-face, discussing future developments and existing requirements and collecting daily updates from each department to ensure we are meeting targets. I also attend site surveys as requested.

Steve Fraser
  • Sales Manager
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

My role as Sales Manager involves customer liaison via email, phone and site visits including surveys, reviews and draughting proposals, costs and contracts. Internally, I oversee the Sales Team’s daily tasks and itinerary and work hand in hand with our Design and Production Departments to ensure customer satisfaction.

Lee Thomson
  • Workshop Supervisor (CNC)
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

I joined Trojan Crates 9 Years ago and have worked in various departments. I now supervise the Flight Case and CNC departments, ensuring we meet timescales and our end product is of a high standard.

Gordon Duffus
  • Workshop Supervisor
  • Dyce Office
  • 01224 729772

As Workshop supervisor at the Dyce branch I’m responsible for ensuring that the items we manufacture are made and delivered as per the customer requirements. I ensure that the workshop staff follow all procedures and I cover for Colin Middleton when he is on leave.

Jason Steele
  • Workshop Supervisor (Timber)
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

I have worked in the crating industry for over 11 years. My role includes taking in customer orders, answering e-mails and phone calls, prioritising and organising our timber workshop to get the crates manufactured as efficiently as possible and overseeing the deliveries.

Anne Laing
  • Senior Accounts Administrator
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

Overseeing the accounts department in areas of sales and purchase ledger, payroll, bank payments and overall accounts. I work closely with Accounts Administrator, Andrew Dalgarno, who looks after the department in my absence.

Andrew Dalgarno
  • Accounts / Administrator
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

I am front of house and the first port of call for the company, answering and directing all telephone calls to the appropriate member of staff as well as greeting any visitors in the first instance to the company. I also deal with Invoicing, general accounts queries, processing time sheets, ensuring databases are up to date, filing and other administrative tasks.

Chris Willett
  • Workshop Supervisor
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

My role is to work hand in glove with other workshop supervisors to make sure jobs are carried out correctly and delivered on time; I focus on the customer side liaising daily and performing site surveys as required.

Jon Shepherd
  • Design Manager
  • Head Office
  • 01224 893311

My Role having gained 30 years of experience in the oil industry, is to introduce new ideas / systems / processes within the design department. With the aid of 3D modelling to implement designs, thus giving customers a better visual and cost effective solution up front.

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