Movers & Shakers

Local News
- 5 Sep 2019 ( #939 )
2 min read
Hopper
Hopper
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Straightpoint
has added Alex Hopper to its inside sales team. Hopper, who will be based at the company's Havant, Hampshire facility, joins Lauren Johnson, sales and customer support executive, in the inside sales team, and reports to David Ayling, global business development director for load monitoring solutions. She will principally be responsible for quoting customers for new goods, repairs and calibrations, in addition to dealing with queries from the sales team.


Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Hoppecke Industrial Batteries
has announced the appointment of three new senior sales executives as managing director Jon Bailey commits to continued growth in the UK.
Steve Beeston joins the business as key account manager, UK and Europe, while Judith Merricks and Gareth McCorkell are appointed as account managers for the firm's motive power division.
Beeston has previously worked for Hoppecke. During seven years with the business, he started out in the workshop before moving into sales. During the past two years, he has been making his mark in a senior sales role elsewhere in the industry.
Gareth McCorkell also began his career in a technical role with the company. Having worked as a field engineer for four years, this appointment recognises the value of his expertise with a promotion and a move into sales.
Judith Merricks worked at IBCS Ltd, most recently as sales account manager for the Midlands, where she capitalised on more than 16 years' experience in dealing with blue chip companies and small businesses to build strong relationships with key decision makers. Prior to this, she worked in business development roles in medical consumables and ran her own business for 10 years.


Manninen
Manninen
Marengo, IL, United States
UniCarriers Americas
has announced the promotion of Mark Manninen to the position of vice president, sales and marketing. Manninen, a 28-year company veteran, was most recently senior director, retail operations and acquisitions for UCA. In addition, Manninen was also president of New England Industrial Truck and Capital Equipment & Handling, the two company-owned forklift dealerships.
To drive sales and new business development, Manninen plans to focus on key areas of company performance, including dealer engagement, customer satisfaction, channel management and marketing strategies.
In his new position, Manninen will oversee an expanding range of UCA sales and marketing initiatives, including the company's move into advanced automated guided vehicle systems as part of its UniCarriers System Solutions offerings.
Movers & Shakers
Movers & Shakers 16 May 2024 - 2 min read
Movers & Shakers
Movers & Shakers 25 Apr 2024 - 3 min read
Movers & Shakers
Movers & Shakers 4 Apr 2024 - 4 min read
Previously about:
Hoppecke launches battery multi-charger News Story - 17 Aug 2023 - Newcastle-Under-Lyme, United Kingdom - 1 min read
Product news News Story - 4 Nov 2021 - 2 min read
Hoppecke defies downturn News Story - 29 Apr 2021 - Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom - 2 min read
TOS to distribute Straightpoint in Thailand News Story - 7 May 2020 - Chonburi, Thailand - 1 min read
LGH upgrades with Straightpoint News Story - 20 Sep 2018 - Bridgeview, IL, United States - 2 min read
Getting to know Mark Manninen News Story - 19 Sep 2019 - Marengo, IL, United States - 2 min read
UniCarriers Americas recognises suppliers News Story - 27 Jun 2019 - Marengo, IL, United States - 2 min read
Briefs News Story - 16 Aug 2018 - 3 min read
Do you have materials handling news? Submit your news here

PREMIUM business

BSL New Energy Technology Co., Ltd
BSLBATT - practical expertise and excellent design in the industrial lithium-ion battery market.

Whether you have low or high volumes of container movements, we have a container handling solution that will suit your business. With high quality, superior design, and a range of safety features, our mini-straddle carriers are used across a variety of industries including logistics and transport, glass, steel, food, customs and border protection, and import and export.

Mobicon Systems
Tel: +61 0) 7 3448 0010 or 1300 66 1976 (within Australia)
www.mobiconsystems.com

Words of support …

Undoubtedly, peer experience plays a crucially important role in our industry and it is extremely valuable for us to be part of the platform, where industry professionals, as well as end users can discuss and learn more about the materials handling world.

Alexandra Artemova, Marketing Specialist - Rocla AGV Solutions

Are you recruiting? Find your ideal candidate among a diverse range of materials handling professionals:

Forkliftaction's JOB MARKET

Last week Forkliftaction News covered Elokon’s new managing director, who was first appointed by the company as a service technician in 2017. 

We’d love to hear your thoughts on career progression in materials handling. 

How easy or hard have you found it to pivot roles or access opportunities for promotion? Do you think this is a good industry for growing a career? Tell us your thoughts 

Inside The News
This week we bring news of big industry players expanding their companies with cross-border acquisitions and investments... Continue reading

PREMIUM business

RAEDER-VOGEL
Innovative high-quality wheels and castors for the forklift industry.

Are you recruiting? Find your ideal candidate among a diverse range of materials handling professionals:

Forkliftaction's JOB MARKET

Showcased in the Virtual Expo

Are you recruiting? Find your ideal candidate among a diverse range of materials handling professionals:

Forkliftaction's JOB MARKET

Last week Forkliftaction News covered Elokon’s new managing director, who was first appointed by the company as a service technician in 2017. 

We’d love to hear your thoughts on career progression in materials handling. 

How easy or hard have you found it to pivot roles or access opportunities for promotion? Do you think this is a good industry for growing a career? Tell us your thoughts