Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, announced that Paul Tanner has joined the company as Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, Paul will drive Red Lion’s efforts to provide sales, service and support to customers seeking industry-leading solutions for automation, Ethernet and cellular M2M.
“Paul brings a strong history of leading effective sales organizations in an industrial environment,” said Mike Granby, president of Red Lion Controls. “We welcome him to our executive team, and look forward to his leadership and vision as we continue to expand Red Lion’s growth worldwide. He knows how to bring value to customers and in doing so he will bring great value to our company.”
With 25 years of engineering, product management and sales experience, Paul has led cross-functional teams throughout his career, most recently as Group European Sales Manager for the EMEA region for Moog Components Group, a division of Moog Incorporated. He has created strategies to work with distribution partners, end users and system integrators, driving sales growth in positions of progressive responsibility. Prior to Moog Components Group, Paul was Sales Director, EMEA & APAC, for two divisions of the Danaher Corporation - Gems Sensors & Controls and West Control Solutions. He holds an M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering from The University of Hertfordshire and an MBA from The University of Leicester, both in the U.K.
“This is a great opportunity to apply my experience of driving international sales growth by working collaboratively with Red Lion’s team and our network of distribution partners,” said Tanner. “Companies across the EMEA regions are faced with diverse requirements and seek innovative, reliable industrial products. We look forward to not only providing automation and networking solutions that help meet their needs, but also to developing new partnerships in this market.”
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