Dugard strengthens team with new engineer

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As the UK gradually returns to post-pandemic levels, Dugard has now appointed Alex Newman to support the unprecedented growth the South Coast company is enjoying across all brands in its portfolio.

Joining the company in January as an area sales manager, Alex has been employed to support customers and expand sales in the South West of the UK – further bolstering the sales team.

With a degree as well as a Masters degree in mechanical engineering, Alex has added to his impressive academic knowledge by spending the last seven years with a leading workholding and ancillary equipment supplier to the machine tool industry.

During this period, Alex progressed his career from technical engineering support to technical sales engineer. At this leading company, Alex provided technical support to customers through the development of innovative solutions that resolve engineering issues facing engineering companies. This encompassed everything from problem-solving to creating productivity solutions for manufacturers, which eventually moved Alex into the realms of technical sales in the South West area.

This experience, knowledge and understanding of manufacturers in the South West will be a real asset to one of the UK’s leading machine tools companies.

Commenting upon Alex joining the Dugard team, sales director Colin Thomson said: “We are delighted to welcome Alex to the Dugard team. Alex has a proven track record in the industry and his technical understanding and ability to solve problems for customers will be a genuine asset to Dugard.

"Alex has spent several years working with manufacturers in the South-West region, so his reputation and insight into the area will be a huge benefit for Dugard. Dugard has everything from cost-competitive machine tools and high-end solution-driven machine tools through to sliding head turning centres – the opportunity to service customers with this exciting and diverse range of machines was a factor in Alex wanting to join Dugard."

He added: “We have six machine tool brands that are complemented by extensive automation solutions. With everything from the Dugard cost-competitive range through the robust SMEC series and the Kitamura high-end machining centres, and on to the heavy-duty Ibarmia multi-tasking machines, we have a machining centre to meet the needs of every business.

"Likewise, we have the heavy-duty SMEC slant bed turning centres, the multi-process travelling column Ibarmia range and the most productive sliding head turning centres in the industry with the Hanwha line-up. Armed with such a diverse line-up, Alex will certainly make in-roads with existing and new Dugard customers in the South West area.”