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New sales director for Sykes Pumps

Chris Graham

Chris Graham promoted to role of sales director with responsibility for sales strategy across all sectors

CHRIS Graham has been promoted to the role of sales director at Sykes Pumps, effective 1 September, with responsibility for developing and delivering the company’s sales strategy across all sectors, including utilities, construction, mining and offshore.

A pump specialist with a 31-year track record in the hire sector, Mr Graham originally joined Sykes Pumps as pump development director in 2011. Since then, the company’s fleet has grown significantly across its national network of 30 depots and includes a significant number of new electric submersible, hydraulic and super-silenced diesel pumps.

Mr Graham (pictured) later became the company’s first-ever major accounts director, a role designed to capitalize on the trend towards framework and preferred-supplier supply chain relationships.

Sykes Pumps say his experience and knowledge of both the company’s fleet and its customer base make him the ideal candidate to take on the role of sales director, which will see him manage and develop the company’s field sales and major account teams and build on its growing market share.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Graham said: ‘In the initial three years since I first joined Sykes Pumps, I have seen the business go from strength to strength by building on existing relationships and ensuring we consistently meet our service level commitments.

‘As sales director, I will take a very active role in ensuring that we continue to nurture those relationships while focusing strategically on the sectors and applications that best demonstrate our expertise and most closely match market trends and demand.’

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