Brian Rice has been appointed Distributor Channel Manager for Parker Instrumentation, the supplier of tube fittings, valves and manifolds to the oil, gas, petrochemical, processing and utility markets. He brings detailed industry understanding and wide experience of international sales and marketing to the role, plus the knowledge and skills gained as a member of the company's pioneering product innovation team.
Working out of the company's headquarters in Barnstaple, UK, Brian has a remit that spans Parker Instrumentation's Distributor operations across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. He will also work closely alongside the company's local offices and project teams to preserve the highly complementary operations that have delivered sustained growth for Parker over the past decade.
Brian Rice comments: "Customers look to our distributors for a highly responsive service, as well as for great products. A key goal is to ensure that the feedback loop from our customers to the heart of our design, manufacturing and supply chain operations is kept as short and efficient as possible."
Ian Huggins, Parker Instrumentation's General Manager, adds: "Over recent years, Parker Instrumentation has transformed expectations for instrumentation products across the industries we serve, with major advances in flanged products and connectors. Brian has played a key role in bringing these products to market, and he will now be working with our distributor network to help maximise the value of these new developments for our customers."
Brian Rice joined Parker Instrumentation in 2000, when the company acquired Ives Valves; prior to that he had worked for Heap & Partners, Spirax Sarco, and Valtek.