Sauter Automation Limited has announced the appointment of Chris Reid as its new UK managing director. He takes over from Mark Clinch, who has been appointed as VP, head of sales and marketing for the Sauter Group.
“We are delighted that Chris has taken on this role in the UK, and believe that his energy and experience will be key to continuing our growth. In addition, his FM experience will allow him to contribute fully to the ambitious growth plans of Wren Environmental (SAL’s Technical FM business),” said Mark Clinch.
Chris Reid, said; “I am really excited by the opportunity to lead this business and build on the amazing growth that it has achieved over the last few years under Mark’s leadership. It is a great time to join the Sauter ‘Family’ with Modulo 6 and the Smart Actuator range both coming to the UK this year. These are innovative products which I believe will see us take a big step ahead of the market.”
Reid has over 20 years’ experience within Operations, Maintenance, Business Development and Project Delivery Functions, with a proven, in-depth understanding of energy management solutions and field based engineering services delivery. His previous role was as head of sustainability operations for Mitie Energy’s UK business, where he gained more valuable experience of the large Facilities Management business.
Clinch has spent over 25 years with Sauter in various technical and commercial roles before being appointed as UK MD. In his new position he will have responsibility for Sauter’s subsidiary businesses across the key European region alongside support for these functions in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa and the US. He will now spend much of his time based in Basel, Switzerland, home to Sauter’s Head Office.
Commenting on his new role, Clinch said; “Sauter has a well earnt reputation for providing the highest quality engineering solutions, backed by strong support and training functions. Our new products are set to put us at the forefront of building automation which makes this an exciting time to be taking on this international role.”