Sunderland-based Salamander Pumps, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of shower and domestic water pumps, has appointed Simon Platts as National Account Manager following six successful years in the business.
After supporting Salamander in achieving its ambitious growth plans over the past 12 months, Simon’s new role will see him taking on a country-wide sales role.
Simon was promoted to key account manager last year, responsible for running the Plumbing and Heating Group (PHG) which included 300+ branches.
As National Account Manager, Simon will work on building relationships with key national merchants up and down the country. He will work closely with Salamander’s National Sales Manager, Adam Brand and the Salamander sales team in order to fulfil his client’s requirements.
Simon comments: “When I joined the company there was a big focus on developing good relationships with existing clients and through good relationships, innovative R&D and a dedicated sales team, we have grown an additional £4m in the last 5 years, and for me, it’s great to be part of a performing, and winning team”
Before joining Salamander, Simon spent eight years as branch manager at a national merchant, therefore he understands the processes and pressures the merchants face when it comes to stock holding and selling in small areas.
Chris Vallance, Sales and Marketing Director at Salamander adds: “We are delighted to announce Simon’s new role. He has worked incredibly hard over the past six years to help us increase sales and hit ambitious targets and has a true passion for the sector and commitment to the business that has inspired others and resulted in an exciting career path here at Salamander, and on a personal level it is great to be able to promoted talent from within the business.”