Taylor UK’s Paul Richards has left the company to join ice cream equipment rival Carpigiani.
He will take on the mantle of business development manager for the north of England and Wales in a dual role that will also incorporate national and key accounts.
Mr Richards, who joined Carpigiani at the end of October, has been recruited to fill the vacancy left by the sudden and unexpected passing of Tommy Carrigan earlier in the year.
Mr Richards has worked in the industry for 14 years, nine of which were spent at Taylor UK.
In his previous role as area sales manager for the Midlands, he gained the accolade of ‘number one sales person’ for the past four consecutive years, according to Carpigiani.
He said: “I am delighted to have joined Carpigiani UK at this exciting time. It’s clear that as a business Carpigiani has been investing in research and development, advancing technology and production methods in the process.
“I am excited to now be a part of this progressive company and I hope that I am able to pass on some of my experience in a way that will be of benefit. I’m looking forward to becoming an established part of the well-respected Carpigiani UK team and building relationships with new and existing customers across my region.”
Mr Richards’ new role will also require him to support the work of David Ashton, national account manager at Carpigiani UK, to develop key accounts for the business.
Scott Duncan, sales director at Carpigiani UK, said: “It’s with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Paul Richards has joined Carpigiani following a hugely successful period at Taylor UK. With his extensive knowledge of the industry and an impressive track-record, Paul is the ideal fit to fill the role left by our late friend and colleague, Tommy Carrigan.
“Paul joins us having taken the honour of being the top sales person in his previous role, four years running, where his experience in artisan gelato and soft serve ice cream equipment, has clearly excelled. Paul will be working with our customers and partners across the north of England and Wales, while also helping to develop national and key accounts for our business going forward.”