TRUMPF UK MD hands baton over to new senior management team

Annette Doyle is leaving her post as Managing Director of TRUMPF UK to continue her career with TRUMPF US in Farmington, with Lee Moakes stepping into the role this month.

The new management team has a combined 60 years of TRUMPF experience across several countries and will take the lead at a time when the UK business has recorded an unprecedented order intake from 2016 to 2017, a trend which has continued and is expected reach a value of more than £52 million at the end of this financial year.

Lee Moakes [pictured above with former MD Annette Doyle] will head the new senior team as TRUMPF UK Managing Director. Since 2014 he has been the company’s Technical Director and overseen the implementation of several customer-focused initiatives that have ensured after-sales support is equal in quality to the design and build of TRUMPF products.

Moakes joined TRUMPF in 2000 as a laser service engineer and has steadily climbed the management ladder, progressing through project management to become General Manager for after sales with TRUMPF India before returning to a senior management role in the UK four years ago.

He commented: “From a personal perspective, my story shows that there is opportunity for progression for all employees working within TRUMPF whether this be locally or internationally. I have been given so much encouragement along the way and will soon be completing my master’s degree in finance to complement my engineering skills.”

New Sales Director & Finance Director

The second new appointment is Gerry Jones as Sales Director. Jones’ career with TRUMPF UK started in 1994 in laser sales and he too has risen through the ranks to manage the national sales team for both lasers and systems.

He said: “The continual development of our products and technologies brings new opportunities to our customers, allowing us to grow together. There is no sign of this slowing down, in fact with more exciting developments to come, there is plenty to look forward to.”

The third new member of the senior management team is Juergen Herr. He too is a time-served TRUMPF employee with eighteen years of service to his name. As the new Finance Director, Herr together with his team ensure TRUMPF UK continues to be a reliable partner for all customers and provide them with dedicated financial solutions via the TRUMPF Bank.

The firm added: “In some respects the elevation of Lee Moakes and Gerry Jones to senior management posts can be seen as being business as usual.  The two have worked together for many years and introduced a strong and capable middle management team to support the company’s continued expansion.”