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Precast concrete manufacturer Kijlstra has a new UK sales manager.


A sales and new productdevelopment specialist who helped to power up the Olympics has been appointedto head up the growth of the leading UK manufacturer of innovative precastconcrete drainage systems, Kijlstra.


Billy Fairhurst joins thecompany, which has a sales office in Warwickshire and a new production facilityin Somerset, as UK sales manager at a time when it is recruiting in many rolesto cope with demand for its revolutionary square manholes and other drainagesystems.


With more than 20 years’experience in the water and telecoms sectors particularly, Billy was part of a teamwhich designed and supplied an underground access chamber for the jointing ofpower cables for the London 2012 Games. This incorporated ease of access toallow for overnight repair and replacement of surface aesthetics should faultsoccur.


Billy, 54, joins Kijlstra,whose products can be carbon-neutral, from a global manufacturer of preformed structuralproducts for underground network access where he was business developmentmanager responsible for special projects, water market sales, and sales throughmerchants and contractors. In another role he was also part of the team thatlaunched Stakka Box to the telecoms market.


AtKijlstra he will be responsible for developing business in the water utilitysector particularly.


Hesaid: “This is a very exciting time to be joining Kijlstra. Not only has thenew factory taken the business to a new level but the warm reception that wasgiven to our revolutionary manholes five years ago is being repeated in a hostof other innovative precast systems.”



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