Based in Tyne and Wear and with 25 years’ experience working in the machine tool sector, ERIC TOLLETT has been appointed by Citizen Machinery UK as Area Sales Engineer for territories in north-east England, where he will be responsible for sales of the company’s Cincom sliding-head and Miyano fixed-head lathes and related automation solutions. The company has also announced an increase in the number of sales territories around the UK from five to six.

While working at a subcontract machining firm and studying at South Tyneside College and Newcastle University, Eric completed a five-year apprenticeship in machine tool maintenance, during which time he gained an ONC, HNC and HND in the subject. He then joined a machine tool distributor in the Midlands where he worked as a service engineer for 10 years, subsequently moving into sales roles for three well-known machine tool firms before starting his current position with Citizen Machinery UK.

On his new role, Eric commented, “I regard this as a great opportunity to work for a premier Japanese lathe manufacturer with a strong reputation for producing high-end machines and for providing fully integrated production solutions.”

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