Richard Tindale leaves Snorkel for APS

By Maria Hadlow06 March 2012

Richard Tindale

Richard Tindale

Richard Tindale is stepping down from his role as global sales and marketing director at Snorkel to pursue an opportunity as part-owner and director of the UK's APS Group in the UK. APS re-sells and rents a wide range of construction and industrial equipment.

Mr Tindale joined Snorkel's parent company, The Tanfield Group Plc, in 2006 as it prepared to buy UpRight Powered Access. The company said that he has played an integral part in the development of the business over the past six years, including a key role in the transition to the Snorkel brand, the growth of Snorkel's global distributor network and new product development.

Darren Kell, chief executive officer of Snorkel, said, "Richard has been alongside me at the heart of Snorkel's development for the past six years and we wish him the very best with his new venture.

"Richard's key strengths included his ability to spot talent; his legacy at Snorkel is the superb sales infrastructure we now have in our distributors, district managers and regional sales managers."

Mr Tindale said, "The opportunity with APS will allow me to play a major part in the development of an organisation with great potential - and also participate in the ownership of the company.

"I feel the time is right because I have now seen the sales operation of Snorkel through the recent recessionary period, including the strong recovery of demand over the last 12 months. With the recent announcement of a £12 million investment, the company's future growth is now secure."

Richard remains with Snorkel throughout March and will step down on 5 April.

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