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Global food processing equipment manufacturer, JBT has expanded its UK customer service division by recruiting five additional engineers at its Broxburn site to support its continually expanding range of freezing and cooking equipment, and increase responsiveness to customer requests.
Gavin O’Malley, Jaspal Rehal, David Johansson, Max Sneddon and Dave Wardle increase the company’s customer service team from eight to 13, and have been carefully selected to ensure JBT is well placed to efficiently address customer requirements across all its product lines.
JBT brands include the world-leading Frigoscandia freezing and chilling systems, the Double D range of high impingement continuous protein ovens and searer/grill-markers, the Stein range of coating and frying equipment, Formcook contact and combi cookers, and DSI slicing and portioning systems.
Jaspal Rehal and Gavin O’Malley are both certified Gas Safe field service engineers. Jaspal was previously an engineer and site supervisor for Solar Energy Warehouse and will be based in Birmingham. Gavin was previously a sub-contractor to British Gas and EON and will be based in Leeds.
David Johansson, Max Sneddon and Dave Wardle are service co-ordinators and will be both office and field-based. Max was previously European technical sales manager for Unitherm Food Systems in Oklahoma, and Foodmek in Scotland. Dave Wardle has come from ICM Ltd where he was installing and maintaining Frigoscandia freezers and will be based in Grimsby. David Johansson joins the UK team from JBT’s European headquarters in Helsingborg, Sweden, where he gained extensive global experience with the Frigoscandia brand.
Stewart Linford, JBT’s west region customer service manager, said: “At JBT we recognise that providing first-rate customer service and support is crucial for our customers’ success. We’ve carefully selected the new engineers as they have impressive credentials, complementary skills and relevant experience. As sales of JBT equipment increase, we need to ensure that our level of technical support matches this. The team has received intensive technical training and will enable us to significantly increase responsiveness to customer repairs and maintenance requests across all our product lines, anywhere in the UK.”
SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, has appointed Tetsushi Kondo as Head of Europe for the SATO Group.
As head of the region, Mr Kondo will be responsible for driving business in Europe, focusing on providing end-to-end solutions to pan-European customers.
Mr Kondo joined SATO in 2009, when he was tasked with restructuring SATO’s business in Europe. Since that time, he has played a major role in improving operational efficiencies across the region. Mr Kondo has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility including Managing Director of SATO Germany, and most recently, Managing Director of SATO International Europe.
“Kondo-san has proven to be an amazing asset to our organization,” said Kaz Matsuyama, President & CEO of SATO Holdings. "He took on the monumental task of restructuring our European operations, and delivered excellent results. He knows the market well and I am confident that he will achieve substantial growth in sales in the coming year."
"I am both excited and honoured to take on this expanding role," said Tetsushi Kondo. "There is huge potential for growth in food and retail segments in key markets like France and Germany, we’ve got big plans for healthcare in the UK, and will be expanding our logistics business in Benelux and Eastern Europe. I also look forward to working with our channel partners and distributors across the region in marketing our new NX Series of printers."
The FSA has appointed Andy Morling as the new Head of the Food Crime Unit.
Andy has extensive experience in intelligence and investigations, having spent the majority of his career working in these areas for HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Fraud Office, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, and latterly the National Crime Agency, where he was a Senior Intelligence Lead.
The Food Crime Unit was established at the end of last year. During its first phase the Unit is focusing on building intelligence and evidence of the risks and the nature of food fraud and food crime in the UK. The unit exchanges intelligence and priorities at local, regional and national levels with a range of enforcement partners.
Will Creswell, Head of Consumer Protection at the FSA, said: "Andy has a strong track record in intelligence and criminal investigation, so he has the ideal experience to lead the Food Crime Unit as it builds its intelligence-gathering network and collaborates with others to tackle criminal behaviour in the food chain."