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Donghua UK Team
Donghua Limited's Management & Sales Team
Donghua Limited prides itself on employing staff with extensive experience and knowledge of the chain industry. Detailed below are profiles of the UK's key management team.
Bob Wellsbury, Managing Director
With a history of working in the chain sector that spans some 35+ years, Bob is an experienced spearhead for the UK operation of Donghua. His specialist knowledge lies in CAD design, agricultural chains, leaf chains and special
chains and he holds an immense product knowledge which is second to none.
He previously worked for Iwis Drive Systems Ltd and Flexon before setting up Donghua in the UK in 2009. Bob enjoys being part of a true global chain manufacturer that has long term aspirations to bring fresh ideas into an established industry.
In his spare time Bob can be found scuba diving and windsurfing.
Lesley Abbey, Sales Office Manager
Lesley has a 18+ year history in the chain sector, previously working for Iwis Drive Systems Ltd and Flexon Ltd following 10 years in the transportation sector working at Ellis Fellows Transport and Adam Jones Transport.
Lesley has been involved with Donghua since the company was established in 2009 and loves being part of a growing team. In her current role she is responsible for the day to day running of the UK distribution centre, liaising with clients and the sales team to ensure a smooth sales process and after-sales support.
Lesley relaxes by spending time with her friends and family, reading, walking and going to the cinema.
Brett Southall, Sales Director
Brett heads up client relations and sales management across the UK for Donghua. Donghua’s decision to market their own brand globally is one of the most exciting developments Brett has seen in the roller chain industry, and he has been involved in the UK operation since it was established in 2009.
Brett has a strong engineering background working for Rolls Royce Industrial Power Group and Heller Machine Tools. He came into the chain industry in 2004 working for Iwis Drive Systems.
In his spare time, Brett is interested in motorcar and motorcycle renovation, ten pin bowling, eating out, music and DIY.
Mark Lilliston, Northern Area Sales Manager
Mark has worked in the bearing and power transmission sector for 25+ years which includes 15 years in the chain sector. Having worked for numerous chain manufacturers and distributors, Mark has particularly strong product knowledge of roller chain supported by a broad knowledge and experience in all aspects of the bearing and power transmission industry.
His communication skills and ease in building relationships has earnt him a key role in the UK operation of Donghua. Mark is responsible for client account management and sales activities across the northern area of the UK.
Mark relaxes by playing active sports such as Golf, Snooker and Football.
Daniel Wellsbury, Warehouse Manager
Daniel manages the 25,000 square foot warehouse at Donghua’s distribution centre in the West Midlands. He is responsible for warehouse and distribution logistics which includes stock management and distribution to the growing network of Product Partners and customers throughout the UK.
He has 10+ years knowledge of the chain sector and previously worked at Iwis Drive Systems Ltd.
Daniel uses his extensive knowledge of IT to compose music within his home studio environment.
James Green, Leaf Chain Product Manager
With experience of the forklift truck market, James is responsible for liaising with existing customers and growing our Leaf Chain customer base. His friendly and approachable manner, backed by technical product knowledge, makes James an asset to Donghua and our customers.
James previously worked as a business development manager for a forklift truck dealership based in Yorkshire, targeting new business customers specifying and selling new and used forklifts and other related capital equipment for material handling.
When he’s not travelling the UK and Ireland for Donghua, he enjoys travelling!
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