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Thorite appoints new National Accounts Manager

Thorite appoints new National Accounts Manager

Monday 18th July 2011

Thorite, the UK's biggest distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, has appointed Mike Armstrong (46) to the position of National Accounts Manager.

Mike is a compressed air and pneumatics professional with 25 years' experience & applications knowledge and a proven track record for delivering reduced purchasing costs, thanks to a detailed understanding of stock logistics.  He spent eight years with Thorite previously, rising to become Operations Manager, before leaving two years ago to join Easilift Loading Systems as Service Operations Manager.

Mike is relishing the challenge of his new role, which involves managing Thorite's innovative "20:20 Vision Total Air Management Programme" on a national basis and said: "The 20:20 Vision programme was developed by Thorite in response to customers' needs.  Compressed air production involves considerable financial outlay, but major savings are possible by implementing 20:20 Vision in terms of improved efficiency through better control, leak reduction, reduced downtime and faster operation.  Customers also benefit from lower purchasing costs and the programme focuses strongly on stock rationalisation and stock management, utilising Thorite's massive buying power to deliver better prices.  The company's unique knowledge and expertise in the pneumatics industry ensures measurable and rapid efficiency improvements, providing an excellent method of increasing profits for any business with significant compressed air requirements."

Mike lives in Cleckheaton and his leisure interest centres on his love of sport.  He is an International Tumbling Gymnastics Judge and a member of the sport's National Technical Committee, managing the activities of this country's judges as well as taking an active role in the Yorkshire Region by organising competitions.  Mike has represented Great Britain throughout the world as part of the Senior and Junior National Squads and later this month will travel with the Senior Team to China for a World Cup Competition.

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