25 November 2021
Two new Sales Directors as Tong expands
VEGETABLE handling equipment manufacturer Tong Engineering has appointed Simon Lee and Charlie Rich as joint Sales Directors.
Simon started his career at the company as an assembly engineer, when Tong acquired Peal Engineering in 2005. He quickly progressed through the business to become Tong’s Service Manager and a member of production management before joining the sales team in 2009. Since becoming Sales Manager, Simon has worked on numerous handling projects with vegetable growers and packers of all sizes both in the UK and abroad.
“The handling requirements of vegetable growers and processors are evolving all the time and I look forward to developing our sales strategy to expand existing and new markets in the years to come,” he said.
Charlie has also spent much of his career with Tong Engineering, joining the company in 2001 after completing an engineering apprenticeship. He has been a factory-based engineer as well as time on the road as a service and installations engineer.
Charlie joined the sales team in 2009 as Export Sales Manager, during which time he played a key role in expanding Tong’s export business in many new countries, whilst working closely with some of the UK’s largest vegetable producers on advanced handling projects, from the farm to pack.
Managing Director Edward Tong said: “It’s been a strong year for sales and we have invested significantly in our new purpose-built production facility. The appointment of two new Sales Directors will allow us to maintain a strong focus on our manufacturing capabilities whilst actively exploring new markets and opportunities for growth.”