Storage expert Filstorage has appointed a new regional account manager to cover the North West.
Kevin Shindler, from the Wirral, brings 14 years of experience as a format and propositional change project manager for one of the UK’s largest DIY multiples to the role, including launching new stores and leading on store refurbishments.
He also has extensive experience of managing a large team of racking installers and managing range changes for a number of large businesses including major supermarket chains.
Kevin said he felt one of the most important skills he would bring to the role was his ability to develop relationships.
His sales area covers from Telford and Shrewsbury in the south to Lancashire and southern parts of Cumbria in the north, as well as taking in parts of North Wales.
He said: “Having spent many years in installations and storage industry, I have a good understanding of what clients want and what we can provide to make their businesses run more effectively and efficiently.
“I’ve always been good at engaging with people, networking and building business relationships and that is what I will be focusing on in my new role – building long term relationships that benefit the client as well as Filstorage.”
Kevin added that his main targets will be the builders’ merchant sector, as well as some retail targets.
“There are a lot of great businesses in and around this region” he said.
“I’m looking forward to further growing Filstorage’s presences in the North West.”
Mike Gorman, sales director of Filstorage, said Kevin’s expertise as an installations manager brings a lot of added value to new and existing customers in the North West.
He added: “Builders’ merchants and retailers are looking for efficiencies and one of the most effective ways of achieving that is through clever design and layout that starts with the yard and continues through the warehouse, shop, showroom, and trade counter”.
“Kevin’s expertise in installations means he has the ability to not just sell racking or storage solutions, but fully tied-up solutions that deliver those efficiencies across the whole of the business”.
“He is an excellent appointment for us who completes our team of regional account managers covering the whole of the UK”.