Hanwell restructures distribution set-up for global reach
Published: 9 August 2019 - Christian Lynn
Hanwell Solutions, wireless environmental monitoring equipment specialist, has restructured its worldwide distributor network and appointed a new European Distribution Manager to spearhead a drive into new markets.
The reorganisation of its global network into three geographical areas and investment in additional resources to help manage and support the company’s European operations, reflects growing demand for its unique environmental monitoring offering across multiple market sectors.
Key staff changes see Patrick Hoevenaars join Hanwell as the new European Distribution Manager, enabling International Sales Director Derek Richardson to focus on the United States and the rest of the world, supported by VP Business Development, Meredith Paetz. Meantime, Commercial Manager Marcus Stacey-Bradbury becomes point of contact for the UK distribution network.
Based in the Netherlands, Patrick Hoevenaars is not new to Hanwell’s products as he was a Dutch distributor for the firm for almost 20 years before accepting a job offer from a US company specialising in contamination monitoring systems. However, when the call came to manage Hanwell’s European Distributors, he had no hesitation in accepting.
He said: “I always had a good relationship with Hanwell so I’m really excited and looking forward to working with our partners and our colleagues in the UK. Our monitoring solutions have many benefits for our customers."
“When you have a brand of such good quality you want dedicated partners who are proud to represent Hanwell. Being able to see things from both sides, I know what a distributor needs from a distribution manager to support them in the field and I will be there to help our partners in Europe on a day to day basis, helping to move forward and develop new channels and relationships.”
Hanwell’s C.E.O Ian Robinson said: “We are very pleased to announce Patrick’s appointment to co-ordinate and develop our well-established European distribution network. Patrick brings a wealth of product and industry knowledge with him which will be invaluable to distributors and customers alike. The Board’s decision to invest in additional resources and expertise to support our global distributor network, a critical area of Hanwell’s operations, provides a great opportunity for Hanwell to further strengthen our position in key industry sectors.”
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