Bunting is developing its UK sales force with the promotion of Alan Why. The appointment is expected to bring new developments in areas such as recycling.
Bunting Makes New Appointment
Bunting has promoted Alan Why to the position of UK Sales Manager overseeing all external sales activity. Alan has successfully developed magnet-related business for Bunting over seven years. The responsibilities of his new role cover a more extensive product range including magnets, magnetic separators and metal detectors.
Since joining Bunting in 2013, Alan has successfully grown business for magnet-related products in the automotive, mechanical, and electrical industries. Alan achieved particular success in introducing an expanded range of magnetic catches to manufacturers of kitchen cabinets.
Alan’s engineering career began as a radio-frequency (RF) electronics design engineer. It evolved into the role of Sales & Marketing Director of a small electronics company serving the defence electronics market. Throughout, Alan has specialised in engineered solutions. As a field-based Sales Manager, he believes in developing close relationships with customers. Only then does he think that it is possible to appreciate fully and understand a specific magnetic application and, subsequently, recommend the optimum magnet solution in terms of material, shape and size.
As the UK Sales Manager, Alan’s responsibilities cover an expanded industrial and geographical area. As well as continuing to support customers with magnet-related requirements, Alan will also be working on projects in the recycling, quarrying, and process industries.
“This is an inspiring opportunity,” said Alan. “The Bunting brand has never been stronger in the UK, and I am looking forward to coordinating the strategy and implementing the plans to expand further our customer base.”
“Alan is a well-respected and experienced member of our sales team and has the vision to take us forward,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s European Managing Director. “We believe that having a strong external sales team is important. Alan has the necessary experience and skills to develop that sales team.”