Their appointments come as the company targets further growth in the global technical fibre market for its creels, prepreg, coating, slitting, filament winding and automation and handling technologies.
Davies (right) joins from the thermoplastics division of specialist chemicals group COIM, having previously spent five years at Composites Evolution. He has over 26 years’ experience in commercial sales, specialising in materials engineering and technical solution development for the international polymers and composites markets.
At Cygnet Texkimp, he will focus on developing the company’s interests globally, drawing on his understanding of materials, materials handling and processing to sell customer-driven solutions.
“Using the right materials in an application is essential, but they can’t perform at their best without good process,” said Davies. “Joining Cygnet Texkimp gives me the opportunity to use my knowledge of materials to sell machinery and solutions into a dynamic sector as part of a well-known and respected engineering brand.”
Koehler (right) has also been appointed to support Cygnet Texkimp’s global growth initiative. Based in Germany, he has an extensive career in technical sales for capital equipment and large-scale projects. For the past seven years he has worked in the carbon fibre industry with considerable experience in the aerospace, automotive and industrial markets.
“I’m looking forward to building great relationships and supporting our customers in reaching their goals,” said Koehler. “Cygnet Texkimp has an enormous amount to offer the industry in terms of experience and product capability and it’s an exciting time to join the company.”
Commenting on their appointments, Cygnet Texkimp director of sales, Matt Clark, said: “Gareth’s and Volker’s appointments mark an important new chapter in Cygnet Texkimp’s evolution as an international solution provider for the fibre converting markets. Both bring a wealth of technical knowledge and valuable experience that will help us maximise opportunities and expand our reach around the world. We’re delighted to have them on board.”