From 15th February 2013 Stephen Parsons replaces Sabine Kinner as the MD of Ostermann UK and Robin Walton joins the team as the new sales representative.
Ostermann claims that since the company’s establishment in 2010, Stephen, in his position as UK sales manager has been an integral part of developing the UK and Irish market. Sabine Kinner returns to the Ostermann headquarters in Germany with her family after two years in the UK, leaving behind a growing company with lots of potential. Stephen will build on the success of the past two years and continue to promote the proven Ostermann services and philosophies of the German headquarters in Bocholt.
Stephen graduated from Leeds University with a BSc (Hons) in Colour Chemistry. He worked for an American multinational paint company as a development chemist, being involved with all the major European steel companies as well as the main Japanese automotive companies.
After 10 years he then moved into technical sales with a German adhesive company supplying into the UK furniture industry. In March 2010 Stephen started with Ostermann to help with the start up of the UK subsidiary in the role of UK sales manager. He now has a total of 13 years experience in the UK and Irish woodworking and furniture industries.
Rob, who has joined the team as the sales representative, has a number of years experience in the panel processing industry and brings an excellent skill set to the Ostermann UK team. He says he is looking forward to meeting customers and using his industry knowledge to provide the best possible solutions for all of their manufacturing requirements.