A COMPANY supplying pneumatic equipment has made a series of appointments.

Barnsley man Jim Fletcher, 40, has been promoted to key accounts manager at Thorite’s Huddersfield sales and service centre, having previously worked as the centre’s supervisor for five years.

In his new role, Mr Fletcher top right) will focus on product and engineering service sales for Thorite’s local industrial, manufacturing and processing customers, as well as developing new business opportunities in the Huddersfield area.

Mark Waddington, 52, is promoted from sales administrator to centre supervisor. Mr Waddington (centre right), who lives at Waterloo, will now be responsible for managing all resources at the centre, improving customer service, maintaining stock levels, training new and existing team members and co-ordinating telephone and online account management.

And Ian Wood, 34, of Milnsbridge, joins the centre at Barge Street, off St Thomas’ Road, as sales administrator, Mr Wood (also pictured) will provide face-to-face assistance at the centre's busy trade counter as well as helping to co-ordinate overall sales activities.

Ross Gowler, marketing and engineering services director, said: “The Huddersfield sales and service centre was our second to open back in 1971 and has always been an important outlet.

“I’m confident that the changes we’ve put in hand to strengthen the sales and administration operation will ensure Huddersfield’s continuing success as a leading player in our team of 10 centres throughout Yorkshire, Lancashire, the North East and West Midlands.”