Schaeffler is appointing Leigh Hopkins as Industrial Sales Director at Schaeffler (UK) Limited. Leigh joined Schaeffler UK in 1994, working in various roles in quality and sales before being appointed Regional Sales Manager (South) in 2011, which also involved developing new business for the UK and Ireland. In his new role as Industrial Sales Director, Leigh is responsible for all UK industrial direct sales to OEMs and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) customers. Leigh will report to Richard Hall, President Industrial for the UK & Ireland.
Leigh is now responsible for Schaeffler UK’s entire team of Regional Sales Engineers whose goal is to work closely with Schaeffler’s Authorised Distribution Partners’ regional sales teams and branches in order to jointly strengthen Schaeffler UK’s position with end customers.
As Leigh states: “I am really excited to be taking on the responsibility for Schaeffler’s industrial sales in the UK and Ireland, where we see strong growth potential. As a technology leader, our local team of bearing experts are a key part of the Schaeffler Global Technology Network. They place the highest value on customer relationships and improving the total cost of ownership by delivering the right technical solutions for customers.”
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