Barrus appoints new Area Sales Manager for the Industrial Engines Division

Published on: 26/11/2019


E P Barrus Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Collins to the role of Area Sales Manager for the Industrial Engines Division. With a career spanning 25 years in the industrial sector, Andy will be joining one of the most professional, and respected sales teams in the industry. 

Andy’s responsibilities will include the management and development of specific existing and target customers covering the divisions leading portfolio of diesel, petrol and gas engine brands including Yanmar, John Deere, Kawasaki and Toyota.

With a long track record in the industrial engines sector, Andy has gained extensive experience working in Sales Management positions for Lombardini; acquired by Kohler Company’s Power Group in 2008. In his position as UK Team Leader, Andy was responsible for the development and acquisition of blue-chip original equipment manufacturers. For the past two years, Andy was Sales Director at HGI Generators handling commercial sales and specific direct key accounts.

“I am very excited at the prospect of working as part of the well-established team at Barrus and joining a company with an impressive heritage spanning over one hundred years,” commented Andy. “Effectively I have been working in competition with the Industrial Division during my time at Lombardini and Kohler, and I am fully aware of the dedication and hard work that the team strives for to develop and grow the business. With my longstanding passion for engines and generating sets, I am looking forward to being part of the team and driving the business forward with the introduction of new market opportunities and extending our customer base,” Andy concluded.

Tim Hart, Director of Sales & Marketing at Barrus, added, “With such a strong background in the industrial engine sector, Andy is a great asset to our Industrial Team. He will play a significant part in the division’s future growth strategy, seeking out new opportunities in addition to servicing the requirements of our existing customers.”

Outside of work, Andy is kept busy with charity work. Alongside his wife, he is involved with the Sighthound Rescue Charity that seeks to find homes for the many sighthounds (Greyhounds, Lurchers, Saluki’s) rescued from Ireland. His free time is spent on the golf course, a sport that he has been playing for over 40 years.


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