Snorkel UK names divisional managing director
By Lindsey Anderson02 March 2016
Snorkel has appointed Andrew Fishburn as divisional managing director of its Snorkel UK operation, with immediate effect.
Based at Snorkel’s manufacturing facility in Washington, Tyne & Wear, Fishburn will be responsible for leading Snorkel UK, the direct sales and service division which supports customers across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Fishburn has previously worked with JLG, and most recently has been providing sales training and consultancy services.
Under the new structure, Mark Yarnold moves to the position of sales director, where he will continue to focus on added value sales for the business.
“Andrew is well-known and highly regarded within the industry," said Matthew Elvin, Snorkel CEO. "The UK is an important market for Snorkel, and Andrew’s appointment will help us to achieve the next level of growth within this territory, while ensuring that we continue to meet the needs of our valued UK customer base. We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the team.”
Fishburn added, “I am genuinely excited to join Snorkel at this key stage in its growth. The recent business developments and new product introductions are building a strong foundation for the brand, and I am looking forward to strengthening our position in this very pivotal market.”
Snorkel UK was created in 2010, to provide dedicated sales and product support to Snorkel customers in the UK and Ireland. Under Mark Yarnold’s direction, the division tripled its team in 2015 and added a fleet of mobile parts and service vehicles to enhance regional support and improve response times to customers.