CLECKHEATON-based Ferno (UK) Ltd, which manufactures medical equipment for the emergency services, has made two new appointments to oversee the company’s continued expansion into the military sector and drive forward its after-sales service.
Mark Richards (pictured, top) joins Ferno as a specialist business development manager with more than 15 years experience in sales and customer account management. He will work on a number of business development projects across the UK, including building relationships and growing sales with the Ministry of Defence, developing Ferno’s service division and leading training for key clients and Ferno partner companies.
Mr Richards has previously worked for Seymour Manufacturing International, Pepsico UK & Ireland and Shippam’s, part of the Princes food and drink group.
Ferno has also promoted Lee Cory (also pictured) from service technician to service team leader. He will be responsible for managing the day-to-day running of the service division, which offers an after-sales repair and maintenance service and asset management systems to customers.
Ferno managing director Jon Ellis said: “Mark brings a wealth of solid experience in sales and business development and I am confident that he has the skills to further extend our interests in the military and defence sector where many of our products are already used.
“Lee has worked for us for seven years and has gained an incredible level of knowledge about Ferno and our products. His new role will allow him to apply that knowledge at a higher level to further develop and enhance our service business.”