Kijlstra expands UK sales team

Kijlstra appoints new sales engineer for the South West, Mid and South Wales

Precast concrete drainage manufacture Kijlstra has appointed a sales engineer with more than 35 years’ experience working in the quarrying, precast and road building industries.

Les Vile, who has worked for some of the UK’s largest companies in this sector, will take up a new role with Kijlstra covering the South West, South and Mid Wales. He joins the company from Colas Products where he was responsible for selling the company’s range of products to the highways and utilities markets, as well as overseeing product training. Previous employers include Tarmac Building Products, Hanson Aggregates and Bison Manufacturing.

Notable work achievements include handling the opening of a PSV quarry in South Wales, and developing a rail transport strategy to provide greater access for aggregate to reach the UK market. His development of detailed sales strategies within the 2010 AMP5 water utilities programme resulted in significantly widening product application opportunities, plus developing a network of first-tier contractors’ contacts in Wessex Water and South West Water.

Les will be responsible for managing both key accounts and developing new business across the regions. Commenting on his new appointment, Les said: “I am delighted to be joining Kijlstra and welcome the opportunity to bring my wealth of experience and contacts within the road, civil, structural and water industries to build on the success Kijlstra has already achieved in the UK.”