Haag-Streit UK appoints a National Sales Manager to drive the business forward for 2012
Haag-Streit UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of Grahame Wood as National Sales Manager. Grahame has been promoted from the position of Regional Sales Manager, a role he has held for over 5 years. Grahame will be responsible for managing all sales functions, UK-wide.
- (1888PressRelease) January 26, 2012 - Haag-Streit UK, the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Grahame Wood as National Sales Manager. Grahame has been promoted from the position of Regional Sales Manager, a role he has held for over 5 years.
As National Sales Manager, Grahame will be responsible for managing all sales functions, UK-wide. He will oversee the development of short and long-term sales strategies and develop and implement the annual sales plan. Grahame will support the Sales Team in meeting corporate sales objectives and assist in cultivating and maintaining relationships with Haag-Streit UK's valued customers.
Grahame has been with Haag-Streit UK for more than 2 decades and has vast cross-company experience, having worked within both the Service and Sales Divisions. He has a real understanding of the needs of the customer, in terms of both support and sales requirements. Coupled with his unparalleled, in-depth knowledge of the industry, this experience will prove invaluable in leading the Sales Team to continued growth.
Dean Johnson, Managing Director, Haag-Streit UK, commented, "Grahame has been an integral part of our organisation for the past 20 years. His track record of success within Haag-Streit UK, his relationships with our clients and respect earned from the Sales Team make him a perfect fit to lead the sales function".
Dean continued, "His tireless efforts to promote the organisation and create new business opportunities have positioned Haag-Streit UK for future growth. Someone with Grahame's experience to oversee the sales process will be of massive benefit to our customers. We look forward to his increased management role in our sales activities and increasing our market share within the NHS, private healthcare and the optometry sector".
Speaking about his new appointment, Grahame said, "I am delighted to have been offered the role of National Sales Manager. I am excited about the new responsibilities and challenges that lie ahead. I am confident of continued success as we already have an accomplished Sales Team at Haag-Streit UK and, of course, an unparalleled portfolio of gold-standard products."
Grahame continued, "Building client relationships, improving customer service and support and the promotion of our own Haag-Streit portfolio are my primary 3 focus areas. The role will enable me to be very hands-on and I intend to provide leadership through the active coaching and development of the Sales Team, both in the field and our internal sales function".