Klober has appointed three new Area Account Managers: Pedro Ramos for the South East; Thomas Watts for Yorkshire and the North East; and Joe Haley for South Wales and South West.

The company says it identified the current pressures on the job market as an opportunity to think outside the box and bring a fresh perspective to its business. 

Ben Edge, Divisional Sales Manager at Klober, was integral to the process, using his own knowledge from the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector to find the best talent. He explained: “As a management team we decided to shake up the recruitment brief and consider experience from outside the construction sector because we knew key account roles would utilise a similar skillset.

“This has hugely paid off in helping us to find some highly skilled individuals who have the initiative and strategic ability to work with customers of all sizes.”

Pedro Ramos has spent the past six years managing the key accounts for a market leading spirit company. He has always had an interest in the construction sector due to his father running a construction firm. He originally studied construction at college, with early ambitions to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming an architect.

“I believe experience from my previous role will be transferable, a lot of what I was previously doing was building rapport, negotiation, communication, strategic planning and understanding how we can partner up with our customers to help grow their business, as well as ours. I’m really excited for what lies ahead,” said Pedro.

Thomas Watts also joins from outside the industry bringing his experience of dealing with a major luxury watch brand. He said: “What attracted me to Klober was the opportunity to work for a market leader in an important sector.

“Although I am new to the industry, I appreciate the presence Klober has, and I believe my background of working with a premium brand will mean I can enhance the customer experience further.”

Joe Haley joins with over three years sales’ experience in the electrical industry, working with a range of wholesalers and contractors across South Wales and the South West. Joe said: “I’m looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into a new challenge. Although this is a new sector for me, I believe there are many similarities between the electrical and roofing trades which will help me foster close relationships with customers.”