Previously a time served Engineer for a Foundry owned by Parker Hannifin, John has over 32 years’ experience in the industry, previously working in a sales capacity for Energy Controls, then a distributor for Flowtechnology, selling brands such as CompAir, Rexroth Pneumatics (purchased by Bosch) and Zander Air Filtration and various electrical and pneumatic equipment.
Since joining Flowtechnology UK over 16 years ago, John has held both customer and supplier focused positions; firstly as a Sales Manager for the Midland, Norwich, London area, before moving on as a Product Development Manager in 2002 and latterly as the Product Development Director in 2004.
Flowtechnology UK is the leading super distributor of Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Industrial products to the Fluid Power market and is the flagship company for the Flowtech Fluidpower plc Group which was listed on the AIM stock exchange from May 2014. With a team of over 120 employees the Lancashire based company, established in 1983, provides a one stop shop for over 100,000 fluid power components, servicing the maintenance equipment repair market. The Company’s service level is unrivalled in the industry.
Commenting on his appointment, Sean Fennon, CEO for Flowtech Fluidpower plc said:
“We recognise John’s outstanding contribution to the business, especially recently during a challenging economic climate in the market.
Specifically over the last 6 months John has played a pivotal role in identifying and implementing firm foundations; looking at systems, processes and strengthening the team. He has a clear vision for the future and has a natural ability to both unify and build a strong and dedicated team.
I cannot think of anyone better than John to lead Flowtechnology UK into the next chapter of business growth and am delighted that he has accepted the role of Managing Director. I wish John every success in continuing and strengthening Flowtechnology UK’s position in the industry”
John Farmer added;
“I feel extremely honoured to have the backing of both the Board and my fellow colleagues and am immensely excited but deeply humbled to have been given this opportunity to lead such a bright, enthusiastic and dedicated team, who I know like a challenge as much as I do. As part of a Group, it’s incredibly important for us to stay grounded and I make that my personal mission to ensure Flowtechnology UK remains as loyal to its partners as they are to us.”