Sep 14, 2018Tong expands overseas sales force
Tong has appointed a new sales manager to help drive sales throughout the U.K. and overseas.
Richard Knighton has joined the company with over 30 years’ experience in the root crop industry, originally starting his career in 1988 when he joined Key Agricultural. Knighton expanded his engineering experience and qualifications before moving to Standen Engineering. Since then, he held sales roles at Thurlow Nunn Standen, his own company Knighton Farm Machinery and Grimme U.K.
Knighton will use that experience in his new role at Tong, dealing with new and existing customers in all areas of postharvest handling, from crop loading, cleaning and grading, to turnkey washing and processing solutions.
Based at Tong Engineering’s office in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, Richard will spend much of his time visiting customers to discuss and develop their equipment needs.
“With the addition of a new Sales Manager, we have also reinforced our sales support team, bringing in two new sales support roles based at our Spilsby office,” said Edward Tong, managing director at Tong Engineering.
Shannon Taylor and Harriet Smith will support the sales team on proposal work and new orders, Tong said.