News & Events > Roberts Reaches Retirement

MACS Plasterboards waved a sad farewell to employee Ray Roberts, a key member of staff who served as a MACS Supervisor for over eight years before retiring in June after reaching the age of 70.

Roberts joined MACS in April 2009 and has many fond memories of his time with the company. “There are so many things I can remember during my time with MACS,” he recalled, “but my proudest memory is running a project on my own in Neasdon that comprised 168 flats and a few blocks – we did a great job”.

Roberts compared MACS now with when he joined the firm and says that the company is much more streamlined and forward-thinking today.

Not all his memories though are good ones – “The best thinking about retirement is that I won’t be spending up to 20 hours a week driving in a van between sites,” he says.

But you’d be mistaken if you think Ray is leaving MACS for the easy life. “I’m not going to be sitting still,” he explains. “I’ve got a couple of small non-trade jobs lined up that’ll keep me busy, and I’m finally going to go and visit a friend of mine in Australia.”

“We will miss Ray, his professionalism and his dedication to our company,” says MACS chief executive Tom McLoughlin. “But he’s worked hard and now deserves time to do whatever he wants. We wish Ray all the best.”