"The appointments follow a period of sustained sales growth and the acquisition of Master Magnets," said Dave Hills, Bunting’s head of sales.
Bunting Magnetics is a specialist supplier of magnetic separators and metal detectors. The European manufacturing headquarters are based in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, UK and they have an overseas network of distributors and marketing agents. In January 2017, the company acquired Master Magnets, expanding their range of magnetic separators and metal detectors.
Tom Higginbottom joins Bunting’s external sales team and has an engineering background, with particular knowledge of hydraulics. His focus will be face-to-face customer contact, providing onsite support and advice on solving metal contamination problems.
In a new internal role, Gordon Kerr is responsible for business development. Kerr previously held a sales and marketing position at Anglian Home Improvements before becoming a project manager at Ceramica & Stone.
Hills explained the reason for the appointments.
“Meeting clients at site continues to be one of our top priorities. It enables us to get a better understanding of the problems faced by the client which ultimately results in being able to offer better solutions. As we [Bunting} have grown and expanded, the demand for visits has increased and appointing Tom was a natural progression. Tom has a wealth of engineering experience and is an exciting addition to the team.
“With Gordon, we have a new focus on business development," added Bunting's head of sales. "He will be working very closely with the external sales team, identifying potential clients and arranging meetings. His appointment marks the proactive action we need to take to reach out to new customers.”