FPE Globetrotter retires
Posted on March 2015
After almost 18 years, Ken Brown has decided to hand in his passport, put his feet up and embark on well-earned retirement.
It’s been an impressive time for Ken at FPE Global, originally a project engineer who later switched very successfully into a career in sales. Ken’s role has allowed him to experience a variety of countries, cultures and be a key driver for significant developments within the business.
Ken’s sales work with the company has taken him all over the world, including Nigeria to meet Aliko Dangote, one of the world’s richest businessmen and one of FPE Global’s most prestigious clients. Over the course of a number of visits in 2004 Ken built strong relationships with personnel at the Dangote sugar refinery in Lagos, to the extent that when the site experienced an unfortunate fire he and his colleagues were the first people called back to Nigeria to help. A skilfully executed and swiftly completed project was the result of the visit and the refinery was able to recommence production much sooner than they had expected. The equipment supplied then continues to run smoothly now despite the arduous operational environment and has set the standard for materials handling for Dangote.
Ken’s many passports tell the tales of regular visits to secure new business at a variety of customers around the world including recent trips to Peru, Nigeria and the Middle East. When he has not been jet setting, Ken has been equally busy in the UK and has established strong relationships with important clients such as British Sugar, Johnson Matthey and the EPR Group.
Ken’s experience and commitment will be sorely missed by the company but we are delighted to have recruited Jeremy Booth to follow in his footsteps. Jeremy joined our Business Development team in December 2014, following a successful career in sales at a number of UK materials handling specialists, most recently Schenck Process and Matcon. Everyone at FPE Global would to take this opportunity like to wish each gentleman success and happiness in their respective new ventures.