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Thorite Appoints Vacuum Systems Product Champion

Thorite Appoints Vacuum Systems Product Champion

Thursday 12th May 2016

Thorite, the UK’s biggest independent distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, has appointed Phill Whittleston (38) to the new position of Vacuum Systems Product Champion.

This appointment enables Thorite to increase its overall vacuum and blower expertise and offer customers in-depth problem solving abilities. It also strengthens ties between Thorite and Gardner Denver, a leading manufacturer providing the Elmo Rietschle range of vacuum systems, products and parts.

There are many similarities between the compressed air systems which Thorite specialises in designing, supplying and servicing, and centralised vacuum systems which many of their customers also use. Phill has benefitted from in-depth training for his new role and will now be the first point of contact for all centrally located vacuum systems enquiries, ensuring customers receive the best in service, product knowledge and advice relating to energy saving, operational features, applications, legislation and safety.

Phill will be partnered by Gardner Denver sales engineers on site visits when required and ably supported by Thorite service engineers and Thorite’s Capital Sales Team who have undertaken Elmo Rietschle sales and product training.

Speaking of this exciting new venture Ross Gowler, Thorite’s Marketing and Engineering Services Director said: “I am delighted to announce that Phill Whittleston, who has been with Thorite since leaving school and has amassed a huge amount of product and customer service expertise, will be spearheading our sales, installation and servicing of centralised vacuum systems in a range of industries including chemicals, food & beverage, packaging, plastics, printing and the environment. I look forward to broadening Thorite’s appeal to our existing customer base within these industries, as well as building lasting relationships with new contacts and I’m totally confident that Phill is ideally qualified to achieve these aims.”

Details of Thorite’s vacuum systems, including Elmo Rietschle products, can be found on the Thorite website or by contacting any of the company’s ten regional Sales & Service Centres located throughout Yorkshire, Lancashire, the North East and West Midlands.

Further Information: Ross Gowler Thorite Marketing and Engineering Services Director Tel: 01274 663471. Email: Web:

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