Cooking equipment manufacturer MKN has appointed former Rational sales manager Rob Purdie to a senior sales role.
Purdie joins the German firm as northern sales manager and will be responsible for growing sales and developing MKN accounts in the north of the UK.
Boasting industry knowledge and experience, he began his role on 1 June, having served the hospitality and foodservice industry for almost 20 years, gaining expertise in equipment, design and servicing through a variety of roles.
MKN’s head of sales UK and Ireland, Wayne Bennett, said: “The whole of the MKN team are thrilled to have Rob on board. He brings with him a wealth of experience in delivering successful sales strategies and will no doubt be a fantastic asset.
“The north of England is the key to MKN UK’s business success for the coming years, so it was vital for us to bring on a sales manager who knows the industry well and can support our current accounts, as well as grow new relationships.”
This new appointment follows Bennett himself returning to the UK team earlier in the year.
Purdie added: “I am delighted to have joined MKN as its new northern sales manager and I am looking forward to expanding the support of our dealer partners and promoting the fantastic range of quality cooking equipment that MKN offers.”