Hyundai appoints new head of sales for European material handling business unit

Christopher Thompson

HYUNDAI Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) has appointed Christopher Thompson as the new head of sales, material handling for the European market.

Described as having extensive experience in the automotive and material handling business, ranging from sales, after-sales, rebranding, and dealer network development, he will be tasked with further developing the manufacturer’s material handling business unit.

UK-born Thompson will be based at the European HQ in Tessenderlo, Belgium where he will lead the European sales department, including all material handling area sales managers and the complete MH sales back office.

Mr Sun Wook An, head of material handling division at HCEE said, “Christopher Thompson brings a wide array of business industry experience with him. He will now head up the material handling sales business unit where he will manage and lead the European division.

“Europe remains one of the key focus areas for the global MH business in the coming years. A lot is changing in our industry and we are moving at a rapid pace. In addition to our leading Li-ion technology and the development of products meeting the stringent diesel Stage V requirements, Hyundai Material Handling has the added advantage of future technology sharing synergies with the wider Hyundai group of companies. We are happy to welcome Chris into our Hyundai family.”

Christopher Thompson said, “These are exciting yet challenging times. I look forward to strengthening and developing the material handling business unit together with my dedicated team and our network of passionate dealer partners across Europe. Together we will take Hyundai Material Handling Europe’s success to the next level.”