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Lee Johns spent a decade working for JCB Financial Solutions.
Image courtesy of Tesab Engineering and McCloskey

Tesab Engineering adds sales director

U.K.-based maker of crushing equipment names Lee Johns to global sales post.

United Kingdom-based crushing equipment maker Tesab Engineering has announced the appointment of Lee Johns as its sales director. Johns has spent more than a decade in the heavy equipment industry, most recently as general manager of U.K.-based JCB Financial Solutions.

The appointment of Johns, who will be based in the U.K., is effective immediately, says Tesab.

“Working previously for a global organization such as JCB allows me to quickly implement the structures and processes needed to move Tesab into a new era of growth,” says Johns. “There are tremendous opportunities in the crushing and screening sectors for new distributors, partners and customers and I can’t wait to get started on what will be an exciting journey.”

At JCB Financial Solutions, Johns dedicated much of his time at developing dealer, distributor and finance partner relationships, says Tesab.

Tesab says Johns “has developed unique insights through roles in sales, commercial and financial solutions,” and he will bring that experience to Tesab “to accelerate their growth aspirations in the short, medium and long term.”

Johns will lead the sales organization within the Tesab business and will work with the firm’s current distribution network as well as identifying and recruiting potential new dealers in his new role.

“Lee’s experience within the heavy equipment industry will allow him easily integrate into our existing dealer network while creating new relationships and distribution channels to keep pace with rising demand for our equipment worldwide,” says Ben Frettsome, a vice president with Tesab.

He adds, “We look forward to continuing and building on this momentum in a meaningful way to contribute to the business success of our partners and customers.”

Tesab, with manufacturing capacity in Northern Ireland, describes itself as part of the Canada-based McCloskey business unit within the Finland-based Metso Outotec organization.

Metso Outotec announced its acquisition of Tesab Engineering this April.