Northern Industrial appoints Mark Platt as commercial director

Blackburn-based industrial automation spare parts and repair supplier Northern Industrial has appointed Mark Platt in the new role of commercial director.

Northern Industrial is a multi-award-winning provider of new, reconditioned and obsolete parts and repair services, exporting to 146 countries. Sourcing from over 1,350 manufacturers, the company covers over 200,000 part numbers and holds approximately £7m in stock.

Mark has 30 years’ experience in financial, commercial and management roles in manufacturing and service sectors and was previously Head of Service at Chubb Systems, with the last four years heavily focused on service delivery and portfolio growth.

The role of commercial director at Northern Industrial will see him helping structure the business for continued growth.  He will also be seeking to identify and develop additional revenue streams and value added propositions for clients, while also spearheading expansion into overseas markets – particularly the USA and South America.

The appointment follows several years of continuous expansion for the family company, which currently employs 40 office staff and over 30 electronic engineers and recently celebrated several consecutive new record years for turnover and profits. 

Mr Platt said: “These are exciting times to be working in a global economy.  Northern Industrial helps companies across the world keep up and running by providing the spares and repairs they need, when they need them most.  Obsolescence is a continuous issue on a worldwide scale, but with the right know-how and dedication, we’re passionate about keeping businesses moving.

“Building upon our previous successes we are planning further expansion of both our revenue streams and the territories in which we operate globally.”

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