Tasked with building the Dugard brand in Scotland, the company has appointed Ross Love as area sales manager to support the rising growth and interest levels the Hove company is currently witnessing in its machine portfolio.
With almost 20 years in manufacturing, Ross started his engineering career as a CNC machine shop apprentice at Weir Pumps. After an eight year journey from apprentice and CNC machinist to subsequently being a CNC programmer, Mr Love took a position as an application engineer with one of the world’s largest and most prominent machine tool brands.
Subsequently, he was employed as a technical sales engineer for a marque cutting tool manufacturer supporting manufacturers in Scotland in their aims to improve productivity and reduce production costs through the implementation of high-end cutting tool solutions.
Commenting on the new appointment, Dugard sales director Colin Thomson said: “We are delighted to welcome Ross to Dugard. He has an excellent track record in technical sales in the cutting tool sector, which will put him in good stead for his future here.
“Additionally, as a skilled machinist, CNC programmer and application engineer, Ross’ fundamental knowledge and understanding will be extremely beneficial to Dugard customers in Scotland.
“We have six machine tool brands that are complemented by extensive automation solutions, and with everything from the Dugard cost-competitive range through the robust SMEC series, Kitamura high-end machining centres, and on to the heavy-duty Ibarmia multi-tasking machines, we have a machining centre to meet the needs of every business.
“Likewise, we have the heavy-duty SMEC slant bed turning centres, the multi-process travelling column Ibarmia range and the highly productive and cost-effective Hanwha sliding head turning centres,” he added.
“Armed with such a diverse line-up, Ross will certainly make further inroads with existing and new Dugard customers in Scotland and we are excited about the new opportunities for growth in the region.”