British manufacturer Kudos Shower Products has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Simon Tate as area sales manager.
Covering the Midlands and Southwest of England, he will report to recently-appointed national sales manager Tony Russ.
Tate has many years of experience in the plumbing and heating sector and joins the company from Nu-heat, where he was regional business development manager.
Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I’m more than delighted to join the expanding team of great people at Kudos.
“It is a very well-known and respected brand made in the UK with a great reputation and future potential. So, when the vacancy arose to join Kudos, I jumped at the opportunity.”
Simon Tate is one of a new team of area sales managers appointed to support merchants and contractors.
Sales and marketing director Nick Graville explained: “Over the past four years our customers have been supported by our eight-strong retail support managers (RSMs), all of whom provide support to showrooms with technical and installation assistance.
“As we continue to grow there has clearly been a desire for us to provide more sales support, so in addition to the recent appointments for our independent showroom retailers we are building a team of merchant-focused area sales managers, who will also work alongside the RSMs, improving the depth of support and communication with our customer base.
“We are delighted that Simon Tate has joined us as part of this new team.”