TECALEMIT UK (PCL) has appointed a new Technical Sales Manager, Ben Kershaw, who will be responsible for growing sales and providing technical and product support in the petrol, automotive, industrial and fluid markets.
An experienced engineer, Ben has supported both internal and external stakeholders in technical management roles, most recently in renewable energy. During his career he has worked as a technical support engineer, delivering training, developing fault-finding guides and answering questions from engineers out in the field.
With a background in both mechanical and electrical engineering, Ben was attracted to the position at TECALEMIT UK (PCL) as he is keen to use his mechanical skills in a sales-focused role within the automotive industry. He said:
” This role offers a straight route back into that with a highly reputed company selling top quality products. Over the years I have come into contact with many people in various industries who buy equipment from PCL and highly recommend it.”
Ben takes over the reins from Owen McCaughey, who has moved on to pastures new following a successful 8 years with PCL. He is looking forward to continuing with his predecessor’s good work as well as making his own mark:
“It was great to pick up the baton from Owen, and I am keen to build on his work with PCL whilst bringing my own original approach to the position. I will continue in the same, customer-first manner, introducing aspects from my background in fault-finding. I am very thorough in that respect, if a problem comes up I only want it to come up once and will work to ensure it does not reoccur.”
Ben’s sales remit has a focus on the UK petrol forecourt market, however he will support all PCL customers globally across the whole portfolio, including TECALEMIT. He will report to Export Business Development Manager, Jonathan Robinson, who has already been impressed with Ben’s performance, commenting:
“Ben has spent his initial couple of weeks with PCL out on the shop floor undertaking product familiarisation and has rapidly picked up the knowledge. His background in mechanical engineering means he has already been able to get hands-on with product building.
We’re sorry to see Owen go, and wish him all the best. Following a smooth handover we’re confident that Ben and the team will provide a seamless service. I am confident that Ben’s engineering background and fault-finding skills will prove invaluable to our customers, enabling him to support and advise them on the best products to meet their individual applications and requirements and respond to technical queries. We are delighted to welcome him to the PCL team.”