Plastics ancillary equipment experts, Summit Systems, have bolstered their engineering and sales teams with two new appointments. Steve Takle joins the company as an Industrial Refrigeration Engineer, and a familiar face returns as Dave Middleton becomes Technical Sales Director.
Summit Systems are pleased to announce the addition of two highly experienced engineers to their team. These appointments come at a key time for the company, as they continue to grow their core ancillary equipment business, while also diversifying into other sectors.
Earlier this year, Summit announced the launch of Summit Vision, an Internet of Things (IoT) division focusing on data and condition monitoring driving efficiency improvements for manufacturers. This followed news from late-2018, when the company purchased Total Process Cooling Ltd, to further expand its temperature control department.
Steve Takle (pictured, left) has joined Summit’s process cooling division, Summit TPC, working alongside sales engineer Rob Pritchard as an Industrial Refrigeration Engineer. Steve brings with him years of engineering experience, much earned in the Royal Navy. Summit Systems hope to continue the expansion of their cooling division by the end of next year, especially their engineering teams, so Steve’s appointment may be the first of many to come.
Steve commented: “I have worked in engineering since leaving school, eight years of which were spent maintaining helicopters for the Royal Navy. After leaving the forces, I started a new career in refrigeration with 12 years of experience working on a variety of different systems and applications.
“I am excited to come and work for Summit TPC starting up the cooling division and drive it forward to be customer-focused, offering effective preventative maintenance and repairs to minimise downtime.”
Dave Middleton (pictured, right) is returning to Summit after an 11-year absence, joining their team of six technical sales engineers as Technical Sales Director. Dave is a familiar face to many in the industry, with over 30 years working in the ancillary equipment market.
“Having been within the plastics ancillary equipment market throughout my 30 years in the plastics manufacturing industry I have a well-developed experience, a keen sense of adventure and an unresolved drive,” said Dave.
“I aim to help simplify difficult processes while being able to always offer the best solution, whatever this may be. My goal is to help our customers maintain their processing advantages by supplying the latest technologies as they become available, and by being a point of contact for them when they need advice or assistance.”
“Being a part of Summit Systems allows me the opportunity to deliver all of the above, which helps makes our industry stronger and more self-sustaining. With all of this being said, it comes down to being happy at work and being allowed to develop, which is what Summit is all about!”