Les Young has now replaced John Glover as the field sales engineer for Scotland, Cumbria, Durham, Teeside and Tyneside, now that John Glover is working full-time for the Pilz Consulting Division.
Prior to starting with Pilz in January 2008, Les Young was Business Development Manager for Process Instrumentation at Siemens. Before that he spent three years as a Territory Sales Manager for RS Components. This was Les' first sales role, yet in his last year at RS he won both the 'Territory Sales Manager of the Year' award and the overall 'Company Sales Person of the Year' award.
Les started his career as a time-served electrician, gaining an HNC in electrical engineering. He then spent four years working on UPS and standby powers systems for Chloride, before moving into the medical sector. In his seventeen years in the medical sector Les worked for several major companies manufacturing life support equipment such as ventilators, incubators, anaesthetic machines and patient monitoring equipment. As a technical support engineer for life support equipment Les also won an award for being the 'European Technical Support Engineer of the Year' with one of these companies.
In his time with RS, Les became acquainted with Pilz products, as these often featured in his portfolio when he talked to customers. He is now relishing his new position within Pilz, saying: "Pilz is a genuine market leader, with a justifiably strong market share. The products are excellent and the calibre of the people here is second to none. In a way it feels like I am going back to my roots as an electrical engineer, and it is a great opportunity to make use of my experience and engineering skills to help customers."
You can email Les Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07899 978533.