Andy Morgan has been appointed as the new area sales manager for leading woodworking machinery manufacturer, Weinig UK. Taking over the role from Dean Grimbley who, after 35 years with the company is moving on to pastures new, Andy will be responsible for Weinig machinery sales in the Midlands.
With over 20 years of experience as a bench joiner and woodworking machinist – and more recently, a software configurator and trainer for the woodworking industry – Andy’s interest in bespoke joinery and carpentry, combined with his comprehensive knowledge and technical understanding of woodworking machinery, makes him the ideal person to strengthen sales and develop key relationships with new and existing customers in his area.
“My background sees me approach things differently,” says Andy. “I’ve been a Weinig customer myself – spending seven years’ operating and maintaining Weinig’s Conturex machines – and during that time, I worked closely with Weinig’s after-sales and technical support team. I built great working relationships with them and the support was the best I’ve ever encountered. Because of this, I firmly believe in Weinig’s product and service offering. I can be open and honest about the build and performance of Weinig’s machinery and the support that comes with it because I’ve experienced it first-hand. This was a huge driving force behind my decision to work for Weinig and I’m excited to be working for a company that is so well respected in the woodworking industry.”
Malcolm Cuthbertson, MD of Michael Weinig (UK) Ltd adds: “Andy is a time served wood machinist with a detailed understanding of the mechanics behind our machines. This, plus his experience working outside the manufacturing industry - helping joinery companies integrate control software into their production processes - makes Andy a great fit for Weinig and I’m confident his skill set will make him a valuable asset to the Weinig team. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Dean for his 35 years of service and the whole team wish him all the best in his next position.”