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New In Depth Divisional Director eyes far-reaching change
Bill Dunne has been appointed Divisional Director of In Depth Managed Services - a newly created role for the Warrington-based firm.
Bill previously worked for MITIE Security in Scotland, where his successful business style helped it grow to a £350 million company, bringing in fresh ideas and managing 58 shopping centres. Prior to that, he enjoyed a 14 year career in the British Army, culminating in him being awarded a Military Medal in the 1983 News Years Honours list.
As Divisional Director, Bill takes charge of In Depth's entire UK services portfolio, which covers a range of cleaning solutions and soft services. He has an ambitious vision for expanding the company, including modernising the communications systems to incorporate cutting edge technology such as smart phones and tablet computers. New service lines are likely to include security management, horticulture and mechanical and electrical engineering, and he is also keen to enter new sectors such as finance, retail and government departments, such as the Ministry of Defence.
Bill's appointment follows the retirement of Gwyneth Manning as Regional Manager after 12 years with In Depth and more than 30 years in the cleaning industry. Gwyneth was popular among both staff and clients. During her long and successful career she witnessed changes that had a big impact on the industry including the introduction of the minimum wage and rights for part-time workers.
Nettuno appoints new Italy Sales Manager
Nettuno announces the appointment of Antonio Caso as Italy Sales Manager. Antonio Caso is very well known within the cleaning industry, where he boasts long-term experiences in important national and international companies. Antonio's appointment is part of Nettuno's strategy to strengthen their global sales activities and to introduce new business models.
Nettuno is the Italian leader in manufacturing professional hand cleaning and skin care products, and is actively expanding into new markets abroad. That is Nettuno today, with over 40 years of experience, complete commercial reliability and commitment to superior product quality.
New multi-lingual European Sales Manager joins Truvox International
Truvox International has appointed of Rob Singh as European Sales Manager. A graduate of the Hoehere Handelsschule Am Laemmmermarkt in Hamburg and educated in Germany, Rob speaks English, German, Spanish, Punjabi and Hindi.
He joins Truvox International from a post as Sales Manager for CCM GmbH in Germany, for whom he set up the UK office and developed international key accounts and distributors, gained access to new markets and developed OEM business. Rob was previously Export Area Manager for PAL International, covering Eastern and Central Europe, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Germany.
As European Sales Manager, Rob will be primarily concerned with developing and supporting distributors in Europe, excluding France. He will work to gain new business and establish existing and future Truvox products into new markets.
“Although I will be focusing on a number of market sectors, my initial target market will be the HORECA and industrial markets within central Europe,” he reveals. “This will be followed by expansion of that initiative into Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.
“I would like to see key distributors being developed and maintained to a high standard and gain accounts in new markets which will safeguard sales revenue.”
Commenting on this new appointment, David Overell, managing director of Truvox International, says: “We are delighted to welcome Rob to our team. His relentless energy and drive coupled with an extensive knowledge of the regions he will cover will further strengthen our position in the marketplace. We wish Rob every success in his new role.”
A familiar face is back into steam
Matrix gets a new signing! Matrix Cleaning Systems are delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Osiadacz as Sales Director.
Mike is very well known within the cleaning industry having spent 27 years working with well-known companies, most recently worked in Australia and New Zealand as Sales Director for Steam Australia where he developed a national strategy for them.
Managing Director Bob Pownall says: "We are delighted that Mike has joined us as he has a great reputation in the industry and his experience and knowledge will be a great asset to the company, we are now ready to spread our wings further and really develop a strong, market leading proposition."
Matrix Cleaning Systems is at the forefront of steam cleaning machines being the only manufacture of a range of machines in the UK. With an extensive range of machines from light commercial to industrial 8 bar cleaning systems. Matrix Cleaning Systems can encompass all aspects of your steam cleaning requirements, including household, commercial and industrial environments." As the UK's leading steam cleaning manufacturer we are in the enviable position of having a greater degree of control over our product. We are extremely confident and proud of our machines; each unit undergoes a very stringent testing procedure and quality check before it leaves our premises".
If you need to speak with Matrix for your steam machines call them on
01772 431906. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vikan appoints new UK Sales Manager
Vikan announces the appointment of Andy Freer as UK Sales Manager. During his past six years with the company, Andy has been instrumental in growing the UK business and market share and played a key role in positioning Vikan as market leader in hygiene-critical cleaning systems and tools.
Formerly National Accounts Manager, Andy brings an extensive knowledge of food manufacturing, retail and healthcare sectors to his role.
Andy's appointment comes in support of reorganisation at group level which saw Vikan UK's Managing Director, Linda Julich, elevated to the newly created position of Group Sales Director. Linda's wealth of experience and proven record for generating excellent results will strengthen Vikan's global sales activities and support the development and implementation of work processes and sales concepts across the different markets.
Vikan has also established a Global R&D team responsible for developing new innovations which will further enhance Vikan's reputation as market leader.
"This, combined with excellent service and customer support, will ensure Vikan's continued growth," explains Andy. "I am really fortunate to be working with such an excellent team and excited to be playing a part in taking the UK business to the next stage of its development."
Image Office Cleaning marks its 10th year with expanding team
Image Office Cleaning has expanded its team with three new appointments at its offices in the City of London. Nicola Hart joins in a business development role, Rachel Cameron joins the sales & marketing team and Rhona Smith joins as company secretary.
Image Office Cleaning, now in its 10th year, employs more than 450 staff across the City and West End of London.
"We attribute our success and continued growth to providing our clients with exceptional service," reveals director Scott Bambridge. "In what can be a very price driven marke,t our philosophy is, and always has been, about being passionate, totally customer-focused and setting an unrivalled standard in office cleaning. These new appointments will help us take our business to the next level as we enter our second decade."
Image: From left to right, Nicola Hart, Rachel Cameron and Rhona Smith - high resolution image available on request
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5th July 2012