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Bury, Lancashire, United Kingdom, 2009/03/26 - Toni Hankins, founder of rail systems house Rowe Hankins and electrical products distributor Cudis is moving from managing director to chairman. Toni is assuming a strategic role in preparation for his retirement.
Amanda Jones, former operations director, steps into the role of managing director assisted by deputy MD and company secretary, Michael Hankins. Chartered Engineer Steve Stones completes one year on the board as technical director. As non-executive director Malcolm Farrar brings further experience to the management team.
Michael Hankins has relinquished his role as sales manager of the rail systems business to head up Cudis the expanding electrical products business. Tim Allard steps into Michael’s shoes as sales manager for rail systems.
Toni commented “Having created two successful, stable and profitable businesses, and given most of my working life to the enterprise, I am now taking a back seat role. I have a very strong and experienced management team who I am confident have the ability and vision to take the businesses forward.”
Commenting on the other management changes Amanda Jones explained, “Both Rowe Hankins and Cudis have grown rapidly in the last five years. We have a talented research and development team along with an excellent manufacturing and service capability. These are the right ingredients to increase market share of our existing products and for developing innovative products that will expand our market coverage.”
Toni Hankins, T: +44 (0)161 765 3000 F:+44 (0)161 763 1421
Rowe Hankins Ltd, Power House, Parker Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0RJ, UK
Rowe Hankins is a rail systems house, providing electro-mechanical systems. The company has extensive in house research, development and manufacturing capabilities. The three branches of the business are:
- factored systems – hydraulic magnetic circuit breakers and OTMR’s (on-train monitoring and recording).
- manufactured products – Hall-effect speed and distance probes and sensors and wheel flange lubrication.
- workshop services – re-manufacture of contactors and circuit breakers to extend their working life.
Cudis is a designer and distributor of domestic and light commercial electrical components such as circuit breakers, consumer units and switches. Some of these products are factored in from reputable world-class suppliers. Others, such as the CPN range of circuit breakers and accessories, are manufactured under stringent quality control in China to design and specifications from the UK.