14 December 2017
growth strategy with new appointments
Manchester, UK : 14th
Manchester-based mobile computing solution provider
Touchstar Technologies PLC has embarked upon an aggressive growth strategy.
Mark Hardy, CEO, explains: “Touchstar has been an established provider of
mobile computing solutions to the general logistics,
oil & gas and airline sectors for over three decades. We’re renowned for
the quality of our hardware and the ‘fitness-for-purpose’ of our software
solutions and this has enabled us to maintain our market position against
The past twelve months has seen our R&D department
successfully complete the development of a range of new products including high
specification cloud based management control software. This new suite of
products has broadened our commercial appeal and we are planning to market our
solutions into a number of new vertical sectors and geographical markets. In
order to do so, we recognise that a significant investment in sales and marketing resource is required. To this end, we’ve made several
key appointments and these individuals will be instrumental in driving
Chris Dalton has
joined TouchStar’s Bulk Distribution division as a Business Development
Director. Chris has been in the logistics arena for 40 years, starting as an
engineering apprentice with National Bus Company. His career has grown into
sales, marketing, manufacturing, operations and IT.
In the last 20 years Chris has primarily operated in the Oil
and Gas sector where he has held senior positions within Heil Trailer
International, Hoyer, Reynolds Logistics and Lomosoft GmbH. His broad
experience will bring strong sector expertise and management to TouchStar.
Gordan Hyland has
joined to lead TouchStar’s OnBoard Retail sales team. Gordon has been involved
in software sales for
over 14 years with a focus on remote data capture and enterprise solutions. His
experience is predominantly in food, pharma, defence and aerospace.
In his new role with TouchStar, Gordon will be offering
Point of Sale and Back Office solutions to airlines and their suppliers across
Sohil Ahmad joins
TouchStar’s EPOD division as a Business Development Manager. Sohil brings a
wealth of knowledge to the role as a high-achieving solution sales manager with
more than 10 years’ experience.
Sohil previously held the position of National New Business
Development Manager at telematics and fleet management specialist Masternaut
where he was responsible for new business and selling Masternauts enterprise
grade SaaS platform, hardware and consultancy directly into the retail,
manufacturing, public sector, transport and services industries.
David Hall has
joined on a permanent basis as a Marketing Executive after undertaking several successful
freelance projects for Touchstar. David will run the full group exhibition
schedule and provide marketing support for the bulk logistics sector.
David studied English literature at the University of
Sheffield before completing a post-grad qualification in contemporary
literature and film studies, whilst working as a digital copywriter. He is now working
towards a Level 4 certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).