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People

Emma Barton - Human Resources Manager

Emma has over 19 years of experience in all areas of HR Management; from recruitment and selection to employee engagement and employee relations.

She specialises in the requirements of B2B companies, primarily in engineering services and agriculture. Through a variety of roles in HR Emma has accumulated a wealth of knowledge to help these companies recruit, develop and retain the right people as well as procedures.

Julian Gunby - Operations Director

Julian has 26 Years’ Senior Management experience in materials handling, including Quarrying, Crushing and Screening Plants, Asphalt Plants, Food Processing Plants, Bio-Waste and Water Industries.

He has vast experience of Establishment and Operational management of various manufacturing facilities and employees, along with efficient People management skills.

Jon Parker - Sales Manager

Jon Parker is a Sales Manager who has been with the company for 10 years and is an expert in gathering business opportunities. Jon has a proven track record in the Sales and Operational arenas, where his abilities are highly valued.

Currently Jon manages SAMSON's opportunities in Asia supporting our local partners and has also recently helped to define the new SAMSON sales process.

Lev Evangulov - Sales Manager

Lev Evangulov is a Mechanical Degree Qualified Sales Manager serving global customers in Latin America, South & Eastern Europe and C.I.S. Countries.

Through his diverse career Lev has gained a vast experience in different sales environments, sectors and cultures. English, Spanish and Russian speaking, Lev is easy going with analytical mind capable of solving customer problems at all levels.

James Cross - Configurations Specialist

James Cross, Configurations Specialist for SAMSON Materials Handling, has been with the company for 20 years. In this time he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge from a variety of roles across numerous departments from Manufacturing to the Drawing Office, Technical Sales to Product Optimisation & Design.

Krissy Lee - After Sales Manager

Krissy is After Sales Manager and has been with SAMSON since 2006. Her role includes responsibility for SAMSON and AUMUND spare parts as well as conversions and upgrades. The department is the first line of support for both critical and strategic parts for customers based in the UK and overseas.

Malcolm Youll - Managing Director

Malcolm is a globally-experienced Business Leader with a 20 year track record of success in Manufacturing, Engineering and Services Companies. He has operated across Industrial, Marine, Oil & Gas, Plastics, PET, Energy, Bulk Materials, Material Handling and Infrastructure Industries.

He joined SAMSON as Managing Director in 2015 to lead an exciting period of development.

Karl Woodhouse - Channel Development Manager

Karl is a Sales Manager and has been with SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd (formally B&W Mechanical Handling Ltd) for over 25 years. Karl has held various positions within the company gaining a vast amount of experience in Materials Handling Solutions.

Karl has a unique understanding of the client’s requirements, industries and processes.

Emily Bone - Sales Coordinator

Emily joined SAMSON in August 2016 as a Sales Coordinator with the objective to manage the sales process from enquiry generation through to order closure. She aims to use her experience in sales administration, enthusiasm and positive attitude to successfully build upon and develop the enquiry process to lead to further growth within SAMSON.

Emily has already successfully built dashboards for the external sales team and is continually developing new processes.

David Sierwald - Business Development Manager

David joined SAMSON in April 2016. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and an MBA from Manchester.

David has over 25 years' experience of selling highly engineered products and services in the Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy markets where he has held a number of sales and service management roles. David is working with SAMSON's sales team to identify new business opportunities and developing new sales tools to support the business.

Gemma Darnell - Proposals Engineer

Gemma is a Proposals Engineer and has been with the company for 5 years. Gemma has held a number of roles at SAMSON; these have included looking after Agents and Dealers, costing standard products, and internally promoting products within the AUMUND Group and sales channels.

Gemma supports the sales team with estimating and quotation creation. Gemma also manages the Business Mapping Procedure.

Annabel Freestone - Sales Support (After Sales)

Annabel Freestone is an After Sales Assistant and has been with the company since March 2016.

She provides quotations for critical and strategic spares as well as support to SAMSON installations and sales partners worldwide.

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