ATC appoint Sales Director

Posted: 16 September 2022

Applied Thermal Control are pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Watson to the position of Director. This follows the vacancy created by the recently announced retirement of Jon Abel from the board.

ATC first appointed Ryan Watson to the position of Sales Executive in 2012 where he played an integral role in the growth of the business through his understanding of, and work alongside, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).  

Ryan left the company in 2015 with a desire to develop his skillset, gaining experience with Triple Red, a laboratory supply company specialising in water purification, then with Materialise, world leaders in 3D printing.  During his time away from the company, Ryan gained specialist insight into the buying and selling processses,  within a larger company environment and a commitment to gaining a deeper understanding of customer requirements as working in the medical sector, delays and errors could come with fatal consequences.

In 2017, Ryan returned to ATC as Sales and Marketing Manager, with an enhanced insight into company practices. This coincided with acquisition of Applied Thermal Control by the SDI Group, an exciting time for growth within the company. Ryan returned with an ambition to take ATC to the next level, and dreams to make ATC an internationally recognised brand.

In 2019, SDI Group bought Thermal Exchange, now fully integrated into ATC at the Barrow on Soar factory. Thermal Exchange were the original creators of rack mounted chillers and specialised in the design and manufacture of temperature control equipment for industrial, medical and scientific applications, including airblast coolers and water to water heat exchangers.  

Following a record-breaking year for ATC, Ryan is excited to join Robert Poniatowski and Mike Creedon as a Director within the company. In his spare time, Ryan plays hockey at a competitive level, and has enjoyed sharing his skills and experience with the clubs upcoming members in a coaching capacity. Ryan is also a keen archer, spending time researching traditional methods and craftmanship. Ready for a new challenge, Ryan has recently taken up the sport of fencing.

“I am very proud to have achieved the position of Director at ATC and would like to thank the company and SDI Group for all of the support that I have received over the last decade. When I joined the company, I was a very inexperienced but enthusiastic salesperson. I have taken great pleasure in being able to contribute to the growth of ATC and I am passionate about our future, especially with the investment of the SDI Group. ATC continues to go from strength to strength, and having successfully navigated a couple of challenging years, the future looks very bright indeed.”                                                 

Ryan Watson, Director, ATC

Following acquisition and investment by the SDI group, the turnover of ATC has more than doubled, with a growing team of 35 employees.  

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Applied Thermal Control Ltd.
39 Hayhill Industrial Estate, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, LE12 8LD.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1530 83 99 98
E-Mail: sales@app-therm.com
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