Richard Barrett joins the team Fuchs appoints new UK Marketing Manager
- 22 August 2008
- People in the News
Fuchs have recently announced the recent appointment of Richard Barrett, as their new UK Marketing Manager. Richard will report directly to Russell Kenyon, the company's UK Sales and Marketing Director, and will be based at the company's Hanley headquarters. The ex Total employee is a man with a wealth of automotive lubricants experience.
During his time at Total, Richard occupied three different roles, those being Commercial Manger for four years, followed by a two-year period as OEM Manager before moving on to be OEM and Marketing Manager for his final three years of service. The latter of these roles saw Barratt in charge of Total's European brand liaison and the automotive marketing activity for both Total and Elf in the UK.
Born in Castleford West Yorkshire in 1969, Richard first worked in the oil industry in 1991 for Charrington Hargreaves who is a local distributor. Four years later Barrett moved to Philips Petroleum where he occupied the role of Commercial Manager, tasked with selling fuels and lubricants to various different markets. After a three-year stint at Philips, Richard then joined Q8 Petroleum as a Business Development Manager where his key objective was to recruit new filling stations.
Barrett only remained with Q8 for a brief spell before taking the opportunity to become Commercial Manager at Total UK. It was here that Richard stayed until he joined Fuchs Silkolene earlier this year. In addition to having a solid founding in the oil industry, Richard is also a keen motorsport fan and a two-wheel enthusiast, and can often be found aboard his Kawasaki ZXR1200 either touring the roads of Great Britain, or enjoying one of the many track days he squeezes into his busy schedule each year.
Commenting on his recent appointment Barrett added. "I am delighted to have joined what is recognised by many as one of the leading lubricant companies in the fast moving automotive world. The Fuchs brand is synonymous with quality and performance; hence I will be focusing on improving these messages to our distributors, dealers and end users. We have long been amongst the top players in this market, but we now aim to communicate this fact in a much more exciting and dynamic way where our customers can really understand the true value of choosing and using the full range of Fuchs products."
"Fuchs real strength is in its fully synthetic products, and this is something I really want to highlight, alongside its excellent range of bio-degradable lubricants. My role is to bring added value to the brand and to ensure that people appreciate the importance of choosing the right product for their vehicle." concluded Richard.
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