AUMA Continues to Grow UK Presence with Recruitment of New Technical Sales Engineer

AUMA Actuators Limited has recruited a new technical sales engineer to join its growing team as the company drives forward with the expansion of its UK operations following its successful appointment to a number of major water company framework agreements.

John Heselwood joins the Bristol-based company, part of the AUMA Group – one of the world’s largest manufacturers of modular electric actuators. John is a valve and actuation expert, with over 25 years experience. Based in Manchester, he is responsible for growing the company’s operations across the north of England and the Midlands.

Paul Hopkins is AUMA Actuator Limited’s managing director. He says: “We are delighted to welcome John to our team. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in business development and sales management for a number of high profile engineering companies.

“This is an exciting role that supports an exceptional period of growth for AUMA in the north of England and Scotland. This success is underpinned by our ability to respond quickly to customer demand via our FastTrack deliveries. Our short supply chain from our parent company in Europe means we are in a fantastic position to respond to demand at short notice. This has been recognised and valued by a number of our key customers and is seen as a real point of difference in such highly competitive markets.

“John’s recruitment means we are now even better placed to serve existing customers in the north and Scotland, whilst growing our foothold in these strategically important markets.”

John Heselwood, Technical Sales Engineer, AUMA Actuators Limited, adds: “I have a passion for providing solutions based on technical expertise, specification, and customer service. I always enjoy sales opportunities for value added, up selling and cross selling techniques, encouraging value for employers and my clients. That’s what I bring to AUMA and I’m very much looking forward to getting out and about and developing new relationships with existing customers and new prospects.”

AUMA supplies, services and maintains electric actuators and gearboxes. The company’s range of multi-turn and quarter-turn actuators includes state-of-the-art intelligent units with non-intrusive setting and data logging capabilities, plus a full range of bevel, spur and worm gearboxes designed for motorised operation.

AUMA’s unique modular design incorporates smart asset management by condition-based monitoring, with options such as fieldbus, variable speed and continuous underwater operation. For lower torque requirements, their compact PROFOX range is particularly suitable.

John is married with two children. His interests include spending time in the great outdoors, enjoying walking, trekking and mountaineering in places as far afield as Scotland, Switzerland and Nepal. He’s also a keen motorcyclist, travelling solo across Europe.

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