Spinks looks to drive its way to export growth
Pocket spring manufacturer Spinks turned to the vehicle industry as it looks to drive exports.
The Harrison Spinks subsidiary has appointed Chris Balmer to the new role of global sales director, responsible for ‘engaging the sales team to understand new geographic markets, identifying products and services that will grow the business, as well as nurturing and developing customer relationships with Spinks’ global and regional customer base’.
Balmer has worked extensively in the automotive industry with experience of manufacturing components and direct materials. He was most recently sales director at automotive and industrial engineered products manufacturer STS Manufacturing. Before that he was global business leader for Owens Corning’s automotive division.
‘Team building is a core part of my personal and professional development and I have experience building structures that drive strategy, which is why I’m really looking forward to working with the team at Spinks. I can’t wait to engage with my team to build the foundations for driving significant growth together, as well as networking inside the industry and helping develop solutions for our customers, while still having fun along the way. My aim is to ensure that my team remain humble, hungry and smart in everything we do, striving to meet our customers’ needs both internally and externally,’ he says.
‘We’re very happy to have Chris on board to help steer the company into profitable growth, not only with existing products but also identifying new ones to fill the future market needs and wants,’ says Darren Marcangelo, Spinks md.