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Kijlstra appoints new sales engineerfor the South West, Mid and South Wales

Precast concrete drainage manufactureKijlstra has appointed a sales engineerwith more than 35 years' experience working in thequarrying, precast and road building industries.

Les Vile, who has worked for some of the UK's largest companies in thissector, will take up a new role with Kijlstra covering the SouthWest, South and Mid Wales. He joins the company from Colas Products where hewas responsible for selling the company's range of products to the highways andutilities markets, as well as overseeing product training. Previousemployers include Tarmac Building Products, Hanson Aggregates and Bison Manufacturing.

Notable work achievementsinclude handling the opening of a PSV quarry in South Wales, and developing a rail transport strategy toprovide greater access for aggregate to reach the UK market. His development ofdetailed salesstrategies within the 2010 AMP5 water utilities programme resulted insignificantly widening product application opportunities, plus developing a network of first-tier contractors' contacts inWessex Water and South West Water.

Les will be responsible for managing both keyaccounts and developing new business across the regions. Commenting on his newappointment, Les said: “I am delighted to be joining Kijlstra and welcome theopportunity to bring my wealth of experience and contacts within the road,civil, structural and water industries to build on the success Kijlstra hasalready achieved in the UK.”


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