Babcock appoints David Vaughan new MD of its Equipment business

Vaughan takes the reigns as new MD of Babcock’s Equipment business.

Babcock has appointed David Vaughan as the new Managing Director of its Equipment business, effective November 1 2016. Vaughan was previously sales director of the business. He has been with Babcock since 2005 when he joined as a regional general manager.

Babcock’s equipment business manages the exclusive distribution and support of leading international equipment brands in southern Africa, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Terex Trucks, Tadano and Sennebogen cranes, as well as Winget concrete handling equipment and SDLG construction equipment.

“With indications of recovering commodity prices, our customers are positive about the outlook for 2017. We are confident that it will be an exciting year for us,” says Vaughan. “I have a single goal in mind, and that is to focus on customer service. To this end we will be restructuring our regions in the first quarter of 2017 to provide our customers with a quicker turnaround time on service and parts.”

Equipment Africa says: Vaughan has been in the industry since 1979 and has worked extensively in machine sales for various companies before joining Babcock. He has also been on the “other side”, and understands what customers go through when machines are standing. As a result, he is very customer-oriented and will surely lead Babcock’s Equipment business to new heights in southern Africa.

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