CMC’s Pete Tomlins (R) welcomes Gareth Lees, CMC’s new Business Development Manager, to the team

CMC, the Belgian-based air compressor controls expert, is delivering on plans to expand its presence in Europe and the UK following its decision to open a UK office and appoint two compressed air professionals to its growing team.

Ex-Ingersoll Rand Strategic Account Manager Gareth Lees joins CMC as Business Development Manager. Working across CMC’s key brands including AIRMATICSTM, SCADARTM and Metacentre, Gareth is responsible for identifying and building on in-market opportunities, developing new strategic partnerships and taking new products from CMC’s expanding portfolio to market.

Based out of CMC’s new UK office in Marlow, Gareth will also be responsible for building the firm’s ENERGAIR brand in the UK. California-based ENERGAIR Solutions Incorporated, which is responsible for rolling out ENERGAIR throughout the US, has had success with supporting companies on their journey towards carbon neutrality by providing cleaner alternatives to traditional compressed air management. 

On joining the global firm, which is now approaching its fourth decade, Gareth comments: “This is an exciting opportunity to play a role in building a series of brands that have huge potential and that are already commercially successful across a number of diverse territories. With a UK presence firmly established I now look forward to identifying new markets and developing those we already have in place.”

Bolstering CMC’s technical division is Qasim Khan, who joins CMC as Technical Support Engineer. He will provide aftersales and technical support to customers including training and troubleshooting services.

Graham Coats, Sales Director at CMC, adds: “The UK market has grown steadily over the last two years, particularly following the launch of AIRMATICSTM, our cloud-based air compressor monitoring, performance and control solution. Given the global shift towards carbon neutrality coupled with the solutions we have in place to help manufacturers reduce the carbon footprint of their compressed air systems, we’re confident that the next two years will be a period of significant growth. Gareth and Qasim will influence this and I look forward to working with them.”

Since opening its doors in 1985, CMC has carved an international reputation for designing controls that add value to manufacturers that incorporate them. CMC’s approach to producing robust, multi-functional control solutions from its Belgium-based facility has seen the business evolve into a multinational firm with a presence in China, USA, France, Turkey and the UK.

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