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Ishida Appoints Stephen Kean as General Sales Manager Indirect Channel (S/W Europe)

23 May 2022

Ryan Jones heads the South West territory for Ishida Europe and recently announced strengthening the leadership capabilities in the UK, France and Nordics. Additionally, a new regional indirect sales channel management role forms part of the initiative to further strengthen the focus across Southern Europe with Spain and Italy being pivotal.  

Ishida Europe has appointed Stephen Kean as General Sales Manager for the new indirect sales role, looking after the partner network across the South West European region.

Ryan Jones comments: “In his new role, Stephen will provide strategic direction and help to strengthen our working partnerships with Ishida distribution partners and OEMs. As well as facilitating the supply of Ishida equipment, he will also work with individual businesses to help support their longer-term strategy and objectives, identify new opportunities and markets to target, and collaborate with them in the design and supply of complete packing lines.”

“Establishing long-lasting and mutually-beneficial relationships has always been a key factor in Ishida’s continuing success and growth” explained Ryan

“Stephen’s appointment to this newly created role is an important part of this, ensuring that we can work easily and efficiently with our external partners and through this deliver an enhanced level of service to the end customer.

Stephen joined the Ishida Europe sales team in 2019 after 30 years of industry-specific experience. His wide-ranging experience will be invaluable in ensuring we can continue to deliver the best support for our partners, and this will bring benefits to all parties” said Ryan Jones

Ryan concludes: “These appointments allow us to continue to deliver outstanding levels of customer support locally, whilst combining as a sub-region to give customers the benefit of agility and flexibility to meet ever-changing demands in the market.”