Cardiac Science, leading manufacturers of automatic external defibrillators in Heaton Mersey, Stockport has expanded its sales team.
David Jones, 46, from Claydon in Suffolk, will be looking after areas of the UK covered by three ambulance services – east of England, East Midlands and the south-east coast.
He will be tasked with building relationships with these ambulance services, St John’s Ambulance and the Red Cross as well as a network of private health and safety distributors.
He will also be working closely with the corporate team at Cardiac Science in Stockport opening up multi-site opportunities with bigger businesses.
A former employee of one of Cardiac Science’s distributors BOC healthcare and then an independent agent David brings excellent knowledge of the market place to the role.
Shaun Ingram, UK MD of Cardiac Science, said David had been a natural fit for the company. “In many ways he was doing the job already – especially in his independent capacity – and we are excited to have him fully on board with us.
“East and south of England is a growth area for us, densely populated, with plenty of opportunity to educate and supply.”
Famous for its Powerheart G3 product Cardiac Science has now launched a newer G5 model which is the first AED to combine step-by-step prompts for first time rescuers, fast shock times and variable escalating energy – giving more of a shock if needed.
David has a special interest in working with other emergency services – fire and police – and looking at schemes to help them get devices on board vehicles, often first at an emergency scene.
He said: “A number of police forces as well as mental health trusts have already taken units and one fire service has championed half-price funding schemes to supply defibs into the wider community. It’s great work.”