Prior to taking up the new posts, both held key roles in their previous companies with Mr Theaker joining from Kyocera SGS, where he was UK and strategic sales manager, while Mr Mills was technical sales engineer at Helix Tools with responsibility for the North-East.
Each brings more than 25 years of experience to M.A. Ford gained with a number of employers, notably three-years at Seco Tools for Mr Mills as a technical sales engineer, and a five-year period for Mr Theaker at Sandvik Coromant, where he covered Yorkshire as an area sales engineer.
Having spent most of their careers working in their respective regions, dealing with a range of manufacturing businesses in aerospace, oil and gas and other high-precision sectors, as well as supporting distributors, both have a detailed understanding of the various challenges and opportunities facing engineering companies.
This was a key consideration for M.A. Ford’s sales director, Stephen James, when considering how to develop the company’s presence in the North of England. He explained: “Antony and Glynn both have the ability to understand manufacturing issues and solve problems.
“As engineers, they are familiar with providing detailed technical input and have spent decades working with engineering companies, helping them optimise productivity, effectiveness and cost. This sits perfectly with our approach, where exemplary technical support is virtually as important as our cutting tools.”
He added: “As we came into 2021, we had a strategic objective of reinforcing and expanding our support in Northern England. With Antony’s knowledge of the North West, Ireland and the Isle of Man, combined with Glynn’s detailed understanding of Yorkshire and the North-East, I believe we have the perfect solution to help us achieve our aims.”
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