Johns joins the Northern Ireland-based company with over a decade invested in the heavy equipment industry, most recently as general manager, JCB Financial Solutions.
Dedicating most of his time at JCB developing dealer, distributor and finance partner relationships, he has developed unique insights through roles in sales, commercial and financial solutions. Lee brings this experience to the Tesab business to accelerate their growth aspirations in the short, medium and long term.
“Working previously for a global organisation such as JCB allows me to quickly implement the structures and processes needed to move Tesab into a new era of growth,” said Johns. "There are tremendous opportunities in the crushing & screening sectors for new distributors, partners and customers and I can’t wait to get started on what will be an exciting journey."
Johns will lead the sales organisation within the Tesab business and will work closely with current distribution network as well as identifying & recruiting potential new dealers in his new role.
“Lee’s experience within the heavy equipment industry will allow him easily integrate into our existing dealer network while creating new relationships and distribution channels to keep pace with rising demand for our equipment worldwide,” said Ben Frettsome, VP of Tesab, part of the McCloskey business unit within the Metso Outotec organisation.
Johns will be based out of the United Kingdom, and the appointment is effective immediately.