Houghton International appoints new Director to generate sales and drive growth

Chris RobsonWe have promoted Chris Robson to be our new Sales and Marketing Director. Chris joins the board of directors following 10 years at the company in various roles and brings a wealth of experience in both engineering and sales.

Starting out as a fitter in our Electro Mechanical Services division, Chris went on to manage the department before joining the sales team in 2014. Most recently Chris has been responsible for sales in the Rail services division of the company, delivering growth of 20% and a number of multi million pound projects.

Michael Mitten, CEO of Houghton International, commented: “Chris has been an integral part of the business for several years. Since taking on the Rail sales role, Chris has consistently delivered results and has earned the respect of our customers.

“I’m confident Chris will drive the sales team forward and support Houghton International’s continued growth. I’m equally proud that all three of our executive directors started out on our shop floor and have risen through the ranks to become leaders in the business. This is a fundamental element of our culture and gives customers the confidence that we fully understand their needs, are capable of solving their problems and have the experience to be a truly innovative company.”

On the back of consistent double digit growth over the last two years, we are on track to deliver sales of £20million by 2020. As Sales and Marketing Director Chris will lead the team to grow sales both with existing customers and by expanding in to new markets and new sectors.

Chris Robson, Sales and Marketing Director, added: “Houghton International is a diverse business offering a range of electro mechanical engineering services. Having worked as an electrical fitter myself I have a real appreciation for what our customers and the industry need and pride myself on delivering this.

“I’m delighted to have taken on this new role and I’m confident that with support of our experienced sales team, backed up by our operations teams who consistently deliver a first class service to our customers, that we will continue to grow the business to meet our 2020 targets and beyond.”

Chris can be contacted on 0191 234 3000 or at chris.robson@houghton-international.com.