Steven Brockie has been appointed Weinig UK’s new area sales manager for Scotland. Covering the Weinig and Holz-Her brands across the region, Steven has joined the leading woodworking machinery manufacturer to strengthen sales and develop key relationships with new and existing customers. 

With over 15 years of experience in the woodworking sector, Steven embarked on a joinery apprenticeship at the age of 16 and, in the following years, worked on several large scale joinery projects in Scotland including the Chris Hoy Velodrome, built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and the construction of the SSE Hydro Arena. 

More recently, Steven has used his woodworking skills and extensive industry knowledge to carve out a career in technical sales, working most recently for power tool suppliers, DeWalt and Milwaukee. 

Steven says: “Thanks to my solid background in woodworking, I have a good understanding of both traditional woodworking methods and modern machining. My experience allows me to appreciate what machinists are trying to achieve and what equipment they need to get the very best results. I believe this will help me cement relationships with new and existing customers, whilst presenting me with more opportunities to showcase the breadth of the Weinig and Holz-Her brands to those in the industry.”

Malcolm Cuthbertson, managing director of Michael Weinig (UK) Ltd adds: “Steven’s practical background and proven technical sales skills are a superb fit for Weinig UK. Not only can he offer valuable technical advice and a high level of aftercare service for our customers in Scotland, he has the ability to truly understand what our customers want and need. I’m confident that this, mixed with his natural enthusiasm and commitment to the sector, will make him an invaluable member of the team.”