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Introducing SBS regional product specialists

Smith Brothers has welcomed four new regional product specialists to the business who will provide key product support to both SBS staff and customers, focusing on the exclusive to brands Aquatechnik, Isotubi and Frabo.

New regional product specialists at SBS Paul Berry (top left), Andrew Martin (top right), Clinton Thacker (bottom right) and Andrea Vignola (bottom left)

Andrea Vignola, Andrew Martin, Clinton Thacker and Paul Berry will use their extensive industry knowledge and expertise to assist staff and customers with:

* Full technical support

• Product specification – supporting and advising consultants, designers, main contractors and end users

• Product demonstrations

• Installation training & CPD certification

• Technical submittals

• Customer after sales – site inspections & reports

• Standards & legislation

Working with the manufacturers

In addition to working closely with customers and SBS staff, the RPS’s will forge a close working relationships with each of the manufacturers and help to develop their products and all supporting documentation, literature and approvals to further enhance each brands reputation within the UK market.

Once the COVID-19 travel and hospitality restrictions have eased, they will be able to schedule factory visits, where both customers and staff can learn more about the manufacturer and their production capabilities. 

Andrea Vignola worked for Conex Banninger for the past three years as a regional technical sales manager for the London and South West area.

He said: “I want to expand and grow the specification market for the SBS exclusive brands, by supporting internal and external personnel. My tactic is to improve the knowledge and sales experience, along with being supported by our vast portfolio of stock in the branches. E: T: 07880 781674.

Andrew Martin worked for Viega as a technical sales manager for 18 months. Prior to that, he spent approximately eight years working for Geberit as a technical sales manager and then a regional sales manager.

He said: “My plans at SBS are to make a success of my role, by helping to secure valuable sales opportunities and increasing the businesses market share.” E: T: 07436 240614.

Clinton Thacker joins SBS from Pegler Yorkshire where he honed his skills and experience over the past 16 years, most recently as commercial specification manager for the central region.

He said: “My plans are to build brand recognition, to secure project specification jobs and to help sell SBS exclusive brands. I also want to make friends and to have fun.” E: T: 07974 044709.

Paul Berry joins from Geberit, where he held a specification sales manager role for 18 months having previously worked at Grahams Plumbers Merchant for nine years.

Paul said: “My plans at SBS are to create a presence in the country on our exclusive products. I want to fully assist the ASM’s in my region and make sure that we are getting our exclusive products specified on projects. My main target is to get all our installer customers aware and trained on the exclusive products and get them to use them. E: T: 07425 640447


19 March 2021


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