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Hyundai appoints head of sales for material handling

24 June 2020

Christopher Thompson has been appointed to head of sales, Material Handling for Western Europe at Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE).

Thompson has extensive experience in the automotive and material handling business – ranging from sales, after-sales, rebranding, and dealer network development.

In close cooperation with Hyundai’s branches and European dealer network, Christopher Thompson will lead the European Sales department, including all Material Handling Area Sales Managers and the complete MH sales back office. He will be developing and implementing commercial strategies, with a focus on long-term partnerships, while securing HCEE’s sales objectives in Europe. UK-born Christopher Thompson will be based at the European headquarters in Tessenderlo, Belgium.

Sun Wook An, head of material handling, HCEE said: “In addition to our leading Li-ion technology and the development of products meeting the stringent diesel Stage V requirements, Hyundai Material Handling has the added advantage of future technology sharing synergies with the wider Hyundai group of companies. We are happy to welcome Chris into our Hyundai family.”

Thompson added: “These are exciting yet challenging times. I look forward to strengthening and developing the Material Handling business unit together with my dedicated team and our network of passionate dealer partners across Europe. Together we will take Hyundai Material Handling Europe’s success to the next level.”