Charles Collier has been appointed Sales Director for the European operations for Bunting Magnetics Co., which is based in Newton, Kan. Collier will have dual responsibilities to drive the sales strategy for both Bunting Magnetics and Magnet Applications Limited (MAL), a Berkhamsted, England-based company that Bunting purchased in April of 2008.
“I am proud to be entrusted with the task of launching Bunting Magnetics into Europe,” says Collier. “By building on the 50 years of experience and history of the company, I believe that the Bunting product range of magnetic detection, separation and material handling products will quickly find its rightful place in the rapidly developing European market.”
Collier has previously worked in operational and consultancy positions and has served as a consultant to MAL. During that time, he assisted MAL with the expansion and improvement of its supply chain partnerships, according to a Bunting news release. Collier will be based out of the MAL headquarters in Berkhamsted.
“The addition of Charles as our Sales Director for Europe is a natural progression stemming from our purchase last year of Magnet Applications,” says Robert J. Bunting, the company’s owner and CEO. “Charles has over 30 years of industrial sales experience including over 20 years with magnetics. His background will be instrumental as we continue to expand our sales in the continent of Europe. Also, his leadership skills will help as we quickly add more personnel in this area.”
Bunting Magnetics Co. is a U.S.-based maker of magnetic assemblies and equipment. The company’s product line includes a range of magnetic materials and components, magnetic separation systems, material handling equipment, magnetic printing cylinders, flexible dies and metal detection equipment. In the United Kingdom, MAL is a maker and distributor of bonded magnets and assemblies.
More information on Bunting Magnetics Co. can be found at its Web site at www.buntingmagnetics.com and additional information on MAL can be found at www.magnetuk.com.