Forklift manufacturer Doosan has announced the addition of former Fantuzzi general manager to its UK management team.
Alex Beddow joins as dealer manager, as the company aims to build on its expanding product range and reputation for professional, high-level customer service excellence.
In joining Doosan, Alex will be working closely with the company's extensive network of UK dealers, helping them to clearly assess and meet customer requirements, while supporting them in achieving sales targets and major account prospecting.
Doosan’s UK director, Tim Waples, sees the appointment of top industry professional Alex as real coup for Doosan: “With over 20 years in the materials handling industry in senior posts, Alex’s experience and credentials speak for themselves. His appointment as dealer manager is not only a reflection of Doosan’s determination to meet our customers and dealer’s needs; his arrival also demonstrates our commitment to the development of talented people within our business.”
Prior to joining Doosan, Alex spent the last 16 years working for Fantuzzi working his way up to the role of general manager, heading up its UK operations. During this time, Alex’s effective management skills and business acumen delivered a positive contribution to the growth and success of the brand in the UK.
Alex was keen to express his excitement upon joining the Doosan team and is looking forward to the challenges ahead.
Said Alex: “Doosan has an excellent reputation in the marketplace for quality, boldness and simplicity, so the opportunity to work with them was always very appealing to me. For me, Doosan has always been the one to watch. The opportunity to help grow their brand and reputation in the UK is very exciting. I’m looking forward to helping shape the company’s future.”
With a successful 2011 behind them, including the UK’s largest ever forklift deal to date, the future is bright for Doosan as they continue to expand their market presence.
General sales manager, Paul Watson explained:, “It’s going to be a busy year for Doosan. As well as welcoming new dealers, we’re going to be launching some exciting new products and have some major deals on the horizon. With this in mind it’s more important now than ever that we continue to recruit the right people with the right range of skills if we are to continue to meet the expectations of our customers.”
“With his strong background in forklift trucks and excellent commercial skills - Alex is the right man for the job and we’re very excited to be welcoming him to the Doosan team.”
Over 100 Doosan models are available in the UK, from 1.3 to 18tonnes, LPG, Diesel and electric powered. For more information visit www.doosanforklifts.co.uk