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Duo of appointments at Wakefield’s Sewtec

Wakefield-based industrial automation specialist Sewtec has further strengthened its team with two new appointments to support the company’s ongoing growth plans.

Maisie Garner-Currie has joined the business as marketing executive whilst Spencer Whale has been appointed technical sales manager for the company’s cosmetics and personal care division.

Sewtec Automation invents, designs, manufactures, installs, and supports complex industrial automation systems for global blue-chip clients in the pharmaceutical and medical devices, cosmetics and personal care, pet care, food and beverage and tobacco industries.

The company exports 80 per cent of its systems to a mix of long-standing and new international customers including Tata, AstraZeneca, Huhtamaki, Nestle, Greencore and Imperial Brands.

Maisie is Sewtec Automation’s first marketing executive and joins from franchised off licence and convenience chain operator Bestway Retail. She brings six years’ experience in sectors including food and beverage to the position and will implement activity to raise awareness of the business and its services in key markets worldwide.

Spencer arrives at the company from automated measurement and testing machinery manufacturer Torus Measurement Systems and has 21 years’ experience in engineering and packaging sales. He will play a central role in growing the business’s market share in the personal care and cosmetics sector.

Andy Perks, head of sales at Sewtec Automation, said: “Our inventive and highly effective approach to delivering automation solutions is proving increasingly attractive to manufacturers located nationally and internationally.

“Maisie and Spencer will play important roles in helping us further communicate our points of difference and expertise whilst driving sales within our key markets as we continue to implement our ambitious growth plans.”

The two appointments follow a strong year of trading for Sewtec Automation which, despite the impact of Covid-19, saw the company post a turnover of £23m and an EBITDA of £7.4m for the year ended 30 June 2020.

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