Territory sales manager Michael Stanyon is bringing new drive to 200-year-old Burgess Pet Care as he travels more than 1,000 miles per week to reach its growing customer base.
The 46-year-old, who has a proven track record in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market – both in grocery and pet trade – will be developing the historic British company’s distribution routes and rate of sale among customers, and implementing sales staff training.
Michael has extensive experience working with independent pet retailers in the East of England and previously with some of the UK’s leading grocery brands before joining Burgess.
“I’m really excited about applying my FMCG skills to the pet food market and learning something new,” said Michael, who is based in Kettering with wife Tina and their four-year-old son, Seth.
“I love being out and about and meeting customers – and Burgess has a great reputation as a fantastic British company to work for.”
Michael’s role as sales manager is the latest appointment following the recent recruitment of a new sales team and technical support staff at the company, continuing Burgess Pet Care’s investment in the specialist pet trade.