New Appointment Set To Drive Growth For Pump Specialist

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Billingham-based pump manufacturer and distributor Tomlinson Hall has appointed a new area sales manager to help expand its national presence.

Ian Price will be responsible for building up new sales for Tomlinson Hall to drive business growth in the south of England.

Ian will be responsible for promoting a range of pumps distributed by Tomlinson Hall, including CRANE ChemPharma & Energy’s DEPA range of air operated diaphragm pumps, stainless steel hygienic pumps, high pressure pumps and powder pumps, and CRANE’s ELRO range, which features static and mobile peristaltic pumps.

A joint-founding member of the Pump Distributors Association, Tomlinson Hall offers a total service to industry – including pump selection and supply, site visits, problem solving, servicing and repairs.

Founded on Teesside in 1919, Tomlinson Hall also manufactures its own innovative liquid ring vacuum pump, Liquivac, which can perform operations across industries including seawater extraction, land remediation, chemical processing, food and drink processing and utilities.

Ian, who holds a BEng Mechanical Engineering and Agriculture from Harper Adams University College, has vast experience of working in Tomlinson Hall’s core sectors, which include chemical processing, food and beverage, energy, petrochemical and water treatment.

Ian previously worked on national sales – UK and Ireland for the Pentair Group, focusing on two pump ranges; Nocchi pumps, for water handling and Jung Pumpen products, used in the wastewater sector. He also held the role of internal engineer at pump manufacturer, HMD Kontro, for 12 years and worked in a sales position at Grundfos, the Danish multi-national pump manufacturer.

Commenting on his new role, Ian Price said: “As a manufacturer as well as distributor, Tomlinson Hall can understand technical challenges from a manufacturer’s perspective; it is qualities like this which make it renowned for the service and expertise it provides end users, and I am therefore delighted to be joining the team.

“Having worked within the pump industry for over 20 years, I am extremely passionate about the sector and I am looking forward to being able to contribute to Tomlinson Hall’s continued success and development.”

Colin Simpson, business development director at Tomlinson Hall, commented: “I am pleased to welcome Ian to our team. He brings with him vast capabilities, as well as excellent knowledge of pump systems, a high level of international sales experience and a strong mechanical engineering background.

“I am confident that with his extensive experience and abilities, Ian will provide customers and prospects with an exceptional level of service and will be a real asset to the company.

“Tomlinson Hall already has a very strong national profile and I am sure that Ian will help us to build on this even further.”

Tomlinson Hall is the current holder of the Pump Industry Awards’ Distributor of the Year title and in 2017, the firm won the North East Process Industry Cluster SME of the Year Award for the second time.

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