Powder handling and dry solids processing experts, Spiroflow, has expanded its technical sales capability with the appointment of Stephen Bunn as a senior support engineer. The new role reports into Chris Brennan, technical sales manager, and will be based at the firm’s headquarters in Clitheroe, Lancashire.
A professional engineer, Stephen has worked in the powder handling industry for nearly 30 years, his previous engineering positions have been with component manufacturer, DMN-Westinghouse, where he provided solutions to companies handling powder and granular materials and Flomat Ltd where he managed large contracts to supply materials handling equipment to major companies globally, designing equipment to meet client’s specific applications.
Spiroflow views the role as being key in bridging the gap between sales and design engineers. By having technical expertise at the front end, providing technical information and drawings to accompany sales quotations, the company believe that they will be able to avoid any potential misinterpretation in meeting customers’ requirements. The role would thereafter be pivotal in a project management capacity, overseeing system projects and contracts through the design, engineering, assembly, testing, installation and commissioning, through to successful client handover.
Commenting on the appointment, Spiroflow’s managing director, James Podevyn, said: “A warm welcome to Stephen – we very much look forward to him making an impact in the role. This is an important step for the company and a means of providing our sales teams with information, engineering solutions, details and advice, to assist them in meeting customer requirements. We want to ensure that the customer is provided with the right solution, which is on budget and completed on time, and by having experienced technical input at an early stage, we will achieve this consistently.”
Stephen added: “I have known Spiroflow for many years, and have an in-depth knowledge of the company, its products and key personnel, so it feels as though I have hit the ground running. I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead.”