Luke is looking out for the DTE team!

Name: Luke Roberts
Job Title: Business Development Director
Company: Donaldson Timber Engineering

Luke has been with the business for over 10 years - working his way up to Business Development Director after having joined Donaldson Timber Engineering as General Manager, where he oversaw the manufacturing of i-joists and posi-joists.

As a senior member of the DTE team, Luke gained a degree from Warwick University which really broadened his thinking and approach to management. Having learned about the different management mindsets and techniques out there, he then brought this knowledge into the DTE workplace, where he encouraged people to be more progressive within their work and more creative in their thinking. It's therefore no surprise that when we asked Luke what he really liked about his role, his answer was seeing individuals within the team develop and grow.

His recent promotion to Business Development Director has given Luke even more opportunity to pass on his skill set and develop individuals and teams - with a focus on creating an engaged and productive workplace.

When we asked Luke to give us three reasons he loves being part of the JDS group, he said 'the family feel, the commitment to sustainability and of course, the people.' It's obvious that Luke enjoys seeing individuals develop who succeed not only in work but in life. And for that reason (among many others), we love having him as part of the team.

Update: Luke has since been promoted to Managing Director of DTE and has been in this role since November 2019.