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Barrie Welsh (top), Terry Simmonds (bottom left) and Simon Dobson

The heating and hot water expert has completed its sales team with the appointments of Barrie Welsh, Terry Simmonds and Simon Dobson to continue their marketing leading technical expertise in the commercial heating industry.

Barrie Welsh is Hamworthy’s new technical sales manager. Starting out in the industry as plumbing and heating engineer apprentice, he soon joined an industrial gas company and has been involved in the commercial/industrial sector ever since. In the last three decades, Barrie has worked on a vast array of machinery: from steam equipment, high pressure water heating and large space heating to industrial process plants and sizeable district heating schemes. In recent years, he has been managing district heating schemes along with supervising and training engineers. 

Barrie commented on his new role,

“I’ve always wanted to work for Hamworthy. In my mind, it’s one of the last bastions of British engineering. I like new challenges, and this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more skills and gain more product specific knowledge. I see myself as a small but hopefully very useful cog in a large machine. Helping the sales team on the technical side and our clients is very rewarding. I’m looking forward to still being here till I’m of an old age.”

Terry Simmonds joined the company from contractor Invicta Building Services where he was business development manager. With nearly 30 years of experience in the heating sector, he worked for plumbers’ merchants and many other well-known names in the industry such as AO Smith, Rinnai, Lochinvar as well as ACV which was recently acquired by Groupe Atlantic (which Hamworthy is also part of). As area sales manager for Hamworthy, Terry will be looking after customers in Kent, East London and Essex.

He added,

“I like talking to people and helping them, especially when it goes into detail. Hamworthy is known for its technical expertise due to its heritage which is why I was more than intrigued to learn from and add to the pool of knowledge to share it with clients.”

His colleague Simon Dobson has been in the industry for 20 years, working for heating contractors and specialising in commercial heating and ventilation in the last 15 years. He is a fully qualified engineer and has held a variety of roles from heating engineer with hands-on installation experience to technical services manager. Simon worked as contracts manager for MCL Energy where he was, among other things, in charge of planning, design and specification of installations and managing the team of engineers. Most recently, he managed service, repair as well as installation projects of district heating boilers and all other types of systems at NerG. As area sales manager, Simon will advise customers in the East Midlands.

He commented,

“I was ready for a change to a manufacturer, having worked for contractors for such a long time. As Hamworthy is the name in the industry for quality and has a great focus on customer service, I was happy to join. I’m a qualified engineer and keep my qualifications up to date which helps me to stay on top of legislation changes and deliver the best advice.”

Jason Fretwell, Hamworthy’s sales director added,

“We pride ourselves that we can deliver a solution for every building. With such a diverse skill set from across the industry, this motto is also true for our sales team. The technical sales manager role was specifically created for the purpose of having someone with a wide range of in-depth knowledge, especially of larger heating systems, in the field to support our salesforce. We’re confident to continue delivering best-in-class technical expertise to our customers.”

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