We are pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Ellis as the new Head of Commercial for Alco Valves Group. Graham will be based in our UK Headquarters and will be working closely with our internal and external sales staff worldwide.
Having worked in the valve industry for 28 years, Graham brings with him a wealth of knowledge. He started his career as an apprentice and worked his way up to managerial positions. In his previous role as Head of Internal Sales, he managed a team of 23 Sales Engineers in the UK, 2 in Singapore and 2 in the Middle East with an extensive proven sales record.
On speaking to Graham about his initial thoughts on starting at Alco he said, “There is great deal of investment in Alco. The parent company Graco has helped in putting a structure in place and continues to invest in technology and new machinery, which aids in meeting our customers’ requirements. The staff work as a team and everyone pulls together to make sure we get deliveries out in time.”
Graham also shared his thoughts about the next couple of months, “the main aim is to make sure the business continues to grow. We can challenge ourselves to get more orders, execute them and ensure fast deliveries as well. With the new headquarters and its capabilities, we can make sure that customers are aware that we have the best tools and facilities for us to deliver products and services to match their requirements.”
Outside of work, Graham is a long distance cyclist and cycles on various bikes such as standard gear bikes and fixed geared bikes. Last year he participated in a 24- hour event where he covered an impressive distance of 497 kilometres.
We are both excited and proud to have Graham as part of Alco, and we wish him the very best of luck for his future years at Alco Valves Group.