Richard Tindale is stepping down from his position as global sales and marketing director at aerial lift manufacturer Snorkel. Tindale joined Snorkel parent company Tanfield Group plc in 2006 as it prepared to buy UpRight Powered Access. Tindale has played an integral role in the development of the business during 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.
“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,” said Darren Kell, Snorkel CEO. “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. Snorkel moves forward to enter a period of strong growth.”
Tindale will pursue an opportunity as part owner and director of the APS Group in the U.K., a company that re-sells and rents a wide range of construction and industrial equipment.
“The opportunity with APS will allow me to play a major part in the development of an organization with great potential and also participate in the ownership of the company,” Tindale said. “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.”