Bell adds brace to UK sales force
- 03 May 2012
- People in the News
Bell Equipment has appointed two new plant experts to its UK sales team.
The ADT and wheeled loader manufacturer has brought in Mark Bowden as regional sales manager for the north-east of England, while David Wileman has been appointed to handle sales of all used equipment.
The move follows significant growth in market activity for Bell over the past 12 months, not least due to a recent surge of interest in Bell's high-spec wheeled loaders.
Mark Bowden has worked within the plant industry for more than 30 years, starting out as an apprentice plant fitter and holding a number of high-profile sales and management roles, including national sales manager for crane hirer AGD Equipment Ltd and operations director for specialist recruitment firm MPS Crane Operators.
David Wileman is an experienced sales manager in both new and used equipment, having worked for companies including Terex and Komatsu as well as having senior management roles within the forestry equipment supply sector.
David said: "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to work for Bell. We've got a great product range and it's a hugely exciting time to be part of such a dedicated team.
"As a family run business, there's a real spirit within Bell that you don't see in many other companies. The emphasis Bell places on used equipment is also hugely rewarding, reflecting Bell's commitment to supporting customers throughout the whole life cycle of its machines."
Mark said: "Bell is renowned for its advanced technology, its robust machines and its outstanding after-sales support, which is an enormous benefit when taking on a new sales role.
"To join such a well-respected company at a time when the plant sector appears to be emerging from two or three years of recession is incredibly exciting."
Bell Equipment UK is responsible for handling sales in the Middle East and parts of Europe as well as the UK and Ireland.
Neville Paynter, managing director of Bell UK, said: "Mark and David have almost sixty years of industry knowledge and experience between them, which is an invaluable resource, both for our sales team and our customers. I wish them both the very best."