New marketing manager at Weldability-Sif

New marketing manager at Weldability-Sif

Steve Purnell photoWeldability-SIF, the UK based ‘one stop source’ for all welding products has appointed Steve Purnell as Marketing Manager responsible for the marketing of all Weldability and SIF branded welding products.

Steve, 42, brings with him considerable experience and knowledge in the marketing of welding products having started his career direct from school as an Apprentice Welder for four years in the Portsmouth Naval Base, then spending four years getting practical welding experience at Goodwood Metalcrafts in Chichester. After this he spent 20 years gaining valuable experience in Sales and Marketing roles for a number of leading welding equipment and consumables Manufacturers and Distributors, with the last five years being spent as Marketing Manager with ESAB.

He has City & Guilds, BTech NC and HNC qualifications in fabrication and welding and is developing his status within the CIM Professional Certificate of Marketing.

Adrian Hawkins, Managing Director at Weldability-Sif said: “As Weldability-Sif continues to increase its product portfolio and its market penetration both in the UK and export markets, it was important that we appointed an exclusive Marketing Manager to cover the increased work that this strategy has created. With the hands on welding and industry experience, knowledge and competence that Steve has demonstrated throughout his career in the Industry, I am sure that our Company, will continue to drive up our market share through the introduction and positive marketing of further innovative and creative welding products to meet increasing demand.”

Married with two children, Steve lives in Peterborough and having obtained his FA football coaching badge he now coaches a local junior football team.

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