People

DXB Pump & Power is privately owned by its team members. We are a new UK manufacturer that is excited about the opportunities to serve our customers in the UK and around the world.

To read more about our team members click their tab below.

Matthew (Matt) Flack is the Operations Manager for DXB managing all aspects of design, manufacturing and supply of our equipment.

Matt has extensive experience of manufacturing a variety of equipment including pumpsets, generators and other machines used in agriculture, construction and engineering industries.

Matt started his work as an apprentice fabricator with an esteemed generator manufacturer and progressed through the various departments until being made Production Supervisor.

Matt then joined Simon in his first pump manufacturing company back in 2006 as Workshop Supervisor before moving into the Operations Managers role managing all aspects of engineering, manufacturing and production.

Highlights of Matt’s pumping career include building the first 750HP 30 inch portable¬† pumpsets in the UK, to managing a production run of over 120 pumpsets in a three month timeframe for an export project to the Middle East.

When Matt is not being upset by the sales team at DXB, he runs his own farm breeding cattle and ensuring his two boys continue the family Flack tradition of playing rugby for Stowmarket RFC and Suffolk.

Simon Ruffles is the founder of DXB Pump & Power.

His career in pumps began with an apprenticeship with a major oilfield services company in the Middle East. Over three years he was stationed in Dubai (when it only had one tall building), Syria, Libya and Bahrain where he trained to undertake well cementing, fracking and other forms of services in the oilfield.

After returning to complete his degree, Simon started work in the UK pump industry and subsequently joined Cornell Pump Company, the US leading portable pump manufacturer, later, moving to Gorman Rupp another fine pump manufacturer focusing on portable pumps for oil & gas, mining and construction and ran the European operations.

in 2001 Simon started, ran and developed his previous pump company Pioneer from a portacabin to a multimillion pound operation employing almost fifty people in two factories one in the UK and one in South Africa as well as a UK pump rental operation covering Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

In 2015, Simon along with the other shareholders sold Pioneer.

After a year long sabbatical, Simon has returned to business and founded DXB Pump & Power in March 2017 with a sole focus to re-establish a company focused on the customer and designing quality pump solutions.

In his limited free time, Simon races dinghies and passionately supports Leicester Tigers RFC from afar.