Mark Turner is Geo Kingsbury sales manager for South West of England

Machine tool agent Geo Kingsbury has appointed Mark Turner as sales manager for the South West of England.

Geo Kingsbury is the UK and Ireland agent for several brands of German-built machine tools, with Turner primarily responsible for sales of Index and Traub lathes and Hermle machining centres. After working on the shopfloor of a turning subcontractor, where he became skilled at programing and operating many different types of multi-axis CNC lathe, he moved into sales of cutting tools. Thirteen years as an applications engineer followed at various machine tool vendors before he joined Geo Kingsbury. Turner's depth of knowledge, spanning machine tool operation, applications and sales, offers solid preparation for his new position. Based in Yeovil, he is married with three children and enjoys playing golf, watching sport and spending time with his family.