New appointments at Heller UK

Posted on 20 Jun 2019 and read 338 times
New appointments at Heller UKRedditch-based Heller Machine Tools (, a manufacturer of four- and five-axis horizontal-spindle machining centres, has appointed Phil Roberts as area sales manager for the South of England.

A time-served mechanical engineer from BAE Systems with an HND in Engineering from what is now the University of Hertfordshire, his background is particularly relevant to his new role.

He has nearly 20 years’ experience in the machine tool industry, both in the sale of capital plant and cutting tools and in the specification, purchase and use of machines and manufacturing systems.

Meanwhile, Peter Schaeffer has been promoted within Heller Machine Tools from sales engineer to sales manager (key

A German national, he came to the UK in 1994 after gaining a degree in Industrial Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (having already completed an apprenticeship at Mercedes Benz in Gaggenau during the late 1980s).

He joined Heller in 1995, working his way up from ‘the back office’ to more-customer-facing roles that latterly saw him liaising regularly with about a dozen key customers around the UK and Ireland.

His new job title is in recognition of the work he has been doing for some time.

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