David Nickless, an experienced foodservice industry professional, has joined Falcon’s sales team as area sales manager for south west England.
Although he only came to the UK from his native South Africa in 2015, he may be a familiar face to many foodservice operators and distributors, having worked with Pyramid Catering Equipment, Atosa Manufacturing and Catering Supplies, and Whitco Catering and Bakery Equipment.
Before coming to the UK he was in food industry sales in South Africa, working for bakery specialist Cake Flora.
He’s also well qualified for catering equipment sales, with a Diploma in Professional Catering, a Certificate of Marketing and a CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) award.
Neil Greer, national sales manager for Falcon, said: “Because David’s wealth of experience and knowledge covers both the UK and overseas, he’s got a different, highly informed perspective – and that’s a real benefit to any sales team.
“He’s a great guy, he’s passionate about sales and has a track record of working with distributors to increase business – we’re delighted to welcome him to the Falcon family.”
Nickless joins at a time when Falcon has expanded and revamped its sales team in order to focus on delivering ‘the best customer support on the market’. His primary task will be to work closely with the manufacturer’s distributors to ensure they have the business tools and knowledge they need to provide the most suitable Falcon solution to end users.
He replaces Paul Bayer, who has taken up the new role of sales manager for Lainox combi ovens, which Falcon supplies to the UK.
Nickless commented: “I’m really excited to be joining Falcon. It’s a business with a great reputation – great for products and great for people. It’s an opportunity to be part of one of the best known companies in the industry.”