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New appointment

Andrew Hayes has recently been appointed business development manager South West and South Wales for EFAFLEX UK. EFAFLEX has a 40 - year heritage of manufacturing high- speed doors for industrial and commercial applications and entered the UK market 20 years ago.

New group regional manager

GROUP HES, a leading hydraulic engineering company, has announced the appointment of Simon Dickinson as its new group regional manager, responsible for business development in the north of the UK.

Two new directors

ASHTON SEALS, part of the 148 year old Ashton Group and a leading supplier of O-rings, bonded seals and associated sealing products has appointed two new directors.

President appointed

The GAST GROUP – designers and manufacturers of precision air-moving equipment and member of IDEX Corporation’s Health & Science Technologies segment – has appointed Kim Fields as president, with global responsibility for the GAST and JUN-AIR brands.

New head of engineering

LICOS TRUCKTEC, part of the CONCENTRIC GROUP, has appointed Dr. Bernhard Huurdeman chief engineer at its plant in Markdorf, south western Germany which manufactures electromagnetic fan clutches, water pump clutches and belt drive components for the truck, bus and off-highway sectors.

New appointments in EMEA

IRISS, the manufacturer of polymer infrared windows and associated electrical maintenance safety devices, has confirmed that Anthony Ballard has now been appointed operations director. He joined the company in Autumn last year as its business development manager and has since been overseeing the development of the IRISS distributor network throughout EMEA.

New regional sales manager

BEKO TECHNOLOGIES has appointed Stewart Draper as regional sales manager for its range of compressed air equipment to cover the East Midlands. As the key point of contact for customers, manufacturers and distributors, he will be responsible for promoting sales by determining the specific needs of customers and overseeing existing sales within his territory.

Sales team expansion

Having appointed Darren Reynolds as product manager for its newly expanded gear product range, R. A. Rodriguez has confirmed that Paul Bowden is the company’s new Southern area sales manager, Darren’s former role.

New chief operating officer

The PPMA Group has announced the appointment of Andrew Stark as new chief operating officer. Andrew, who will be joining  in early May, has a strong sales and marketing background and has spent the last nine years in the processing and packaging industry working for Multivac in several different marketing, retail account and sales roles.

Sales & application engineer

In a key strategic move to support further growth, Aylesbury-based ACSOFT has announced the appointment of Peter Smith as sales & application engineer.

New general manager

Martin Potter has joined BEKO TECHNOLOGIES to take up the role of general manager. Martin has extensive sales and marketing management experience in the fields of pneumatics, drives and controls, transportation, process and automotive.

Sales manager for industry in Sweden and Denmark

Siemens’ Financial Services unit (SFS) has appointed Kent Karlsson as sales manager for industry covering Sweden and Denmark.