Dugard Appoints Sales Trio


    Dugard Appoints Sales Trio

    Dugard Appoints Sales Trio
    Monday 4 November 2019 12:29:17 PM51 ViewsClick here for download information on this product

    Dugard Ltd has now appointed three new sales engineers to support the rise in demand for the increasingly diverse ranges of machine tools that are now available from the Brighton based machine tool specialist.

    At the tail end of 2018, Dugard Ltd became the sole UK & Ireland sales and distribution outlet for the Korean brand of Hanwha sliding head machine tools and this news was rapidly followed by the company also being named as the sales and distribution outlet for the world-renowned Kitamura brand of machine tools. Since taking on responsibility for the new marquee brands, sales enquiries for the Kitamura and Hanwha ranges, as well as existing brands have risen significantly.

    To support this unprecedented sales growth, Dugard has appointed Mark Anson, Alex Clarke and John Brimblecome as the respective Area Sales Managers for the Midlands, South West and North West regions. All three Area Sales Managers are apprentice served engineers with decades of experience to successfully service the Dugard customer base.

    Mark Anson started his engineering career more than 35 years ago as an apprentice mechanical engineer before progressing into sales engineer roles. Much of Mark’s career has been spent working in the sliding head turning segment and his expertise in this niche area will certainly accelerate sales of the Hanwha brand of Korean sliding head turning centres in the Midlands and beyond.

    Employed to bolster sales in the South West, the appointment of Alex Clarke will provide end-users with an aerospace, automotive and offshore machining specialist with customer-driven attention to detail. With a comprehensive understanding of the needs of everyone from the OEM right down to the smallest of subcontractors, Alex has spent more than 10 years as both a machinist and a machine tool sales engineer. It is broad spectrum of experience that will ensure Dugard customers are supported with the exemplary service levels they are accustomed to.

    To target sales growth in the North West, Dugard has appointed John Brimblecome. John has progressed through mechanical engineering posts to R&D, product development and eventually to machine tool sales where he has spent a number of years with a recognised supplier of machine tools. It is this experience combined with John’s enthusiasm and understanding of the machine tool market in the North West, that will undoubtedly grow the Dugard brand in this key area.

    Commenting upon the three appointments, Managing Director of Dugard Ltd, Mr Eric Dugard says: “Despite economic uncertainty, our investment in the expansion of our portfolio has paid dividends over the last 12 months. The new members of our team will bolster this growth trajectory, support our ambitious strategic aims and deliver nationwide support for customers of the Dugard brand.”

    “The Kitamura and Hanwha machines, along with the new series of Cobots give Dugard one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges available. Engineers that have long benefitted from our service, support, expertise and customer care, now have the opportunity to invest in robust and technologically advanced sliding head centres, very high-end machining centres and complementary automation solutions – the benefits of which will be delivered locally by our new regional specialists.”


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