Stuart Van Dort.

New BDM for KME

Published:  03 August, 2012

YORKSHIRE: KME Yorkhire has appointed Stuart Van Dort in the newly created position of business development manager as it continues to strengthen its team.

Mr Van Dort, who has 29 years of sales, marketing and product specification experience in the construction industry, will work closely with KME Yorkshire’s larger contractor clients and potential clients and expand the KME Academy, which is aimed at teaching tomorrows’ plumbers about the applications for, and numerous benefits of, copper.

He will also take the lead in the development and promotion of a series of products that the company is looking to introduce into the UK Market.

Before joining KME Yorkshire, Mr Van Dort held key managerial positions at leading suppliers within the construction industry including Quinn Radiators and Ritec Internationa.

His previous responsibilities have included developing and introducing brand strategies, researching and introducing new product for various markets, writing and delivering modular sales training programmes, creating and producing market segmentation reports and setting marketing strategies.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr Van Dort said: “I am delighted to be joining KME Yorkshire during what is a very exciting time for the company.

“It is a very proactive and forward thinking organisation that is dedicated to meeting the needs of all its customers, from plumbers and independent suppliers to huge contractors and well known merchant chains.

“I have known the company’s commercial director, Neil Overton, for a number of years I have always respected the passion with which he approaches any project he is working on. I was eager to join his team and work for such as well-respected company.

“I am looking forward to being part of the great future that lays ahead for KME Yorkshire.”

Mr Overton added: “It is great to have Stuart on board and he is already taking huge strides to work more closely with larger contractors, implement strategies for our KME Academy and develop products from our sister companies for the UK market.

“I am looking forward to working closely with Stuart as we continue to ensure we provide the best possible service alongside our superior product to our valued customers.”

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