New field sales engineers Walter expands UK sales team
Unprecedented business growth at Walter GB has led the cutting tool manufacturer to restructure its external teams to support the surge in sales. The restructure at the Bromsgrove company has now seen three new Field Sales Engineers employed to strengthen the existing sales structure.
The three new Field Sales Engineers, John Rutherford, Ian Hill and John Hawkins have been appointed to further develop Walter’s sales and customer support.
John Rutherford has been appointed to support customers in the North West area that is witnessing an unprecedented surge in sales for Walter. With more than 20 years in the industry, John started his career as a telecoms specialist in the military before spending almost ten years working for a well-known UK cutting tool distributor. John then moved to an industry-leading cutting tool manufacturer continuing in a similar field sales role as before. With extensive industry experience and intimate knowledge of the North West region, John will be tasked with supporting existing Walter customers and also targeting new business opportunities.
The M1 corridor and motorsport valley around Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire is another region that is witnessing significant growth for Walter. To support this, Ian Hill has been appointed to work with existing customers that are increasing their demand for Walter products whilst also targeting new business opportunities in the area. Based in Nuneaton, Ian is ideally positioned to work with engineers in this rapidly expanding area. Leaving school at 16 to undertake a toolmaking apprenticeship, Ian’s career has progressed naturally through manual to 5-axis CNC machining, CAM programming and product design with a string of leading subcontract manufacturers in the F1, automotive, offshore and power generation sectors. Ian has spent the most recent part of his 25 year engineering career in cutting tool sales.
To bolster growth in the South East Midlands and East Anglia regions, John Hawkins has also joined Walter during this period of phenomenal growth. John started his engineering career more than 25 years ago as an apprentice machinist and has since worked as an applications engineer, sales and application engineer, regional business manager and UK sales manager with several prestigious cutting tool, machine tool and subcontract manufacturing businesses.