Carpigiani UK has announced it is appointing Paul Richards as the new business development manager for the North of England and Wales in dual role that will also incorporate national and key accounts.
Richards, who joined Carpigiani UK at the end of October, has been recruited to fill the vacancy left by the sudden and unexpected passing of Tommy Carrigan earlier in the year.
Beginning his career in foodservice back in 2004, Richards has amassed a combined total of nine years at Taylor UK. In his previous role as area sales manager for the midlands, he claimed the accolade as the ‘number one sales person’ for the past four consecutive years.
He commented: “I am delighted to have joined Carpigiani UK at this exciting time. It’s clear that as a business Carpigiani has been investing in research and development, advancing technology and production methods in the process.
“I am excited to now be a part of this progressive company and I hope that I am able to pass on some of my experience in a way that will be of benefit. I’m looking forward to becoming an established part of the well-respected Carpigiani UK team and building relationships with new and existing customers across my region.”
With his existing experience in the artisan gelato and soft serve ice cream equipment sector, Richards will aim to continue to strengthen Carpigiani’s market position. Working with customers, dealers and distributors across the north of England and Wales, the role will also see Richards support the work of David Ashton, national account manager at Carpigiani UK, to develop key accounts for the business.
Scott Duncan, sales director at Carpigiani UK added: “It’s with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Paul Richards has joined Carpigiani following a hugely successful period at Taylor UK. With his extensive knowledge of the industry and an impressive track-record, Paul is the ideal fit to fill the role left by our late friend and colleague, Tommy Carrigan.”