Ellis Patents welcomes Tom Rooney as Export Sales Manager

2nd February 2024
Kristian McCann

Ellis Patents is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Rooney as Export Sales Manager. With an extensive background in industrial offshore electrical engineering and a successful track record in global export sales, Tom brings valuable experience and expertise to the Ellis Patents team.

Tom's early career was rooted in industrial offshore electrical engineering before transitioning to global export sales with Wiremold. Following this, he established his own business in Dubai, specialising in high-end specification products and supplying major projects throughout the Middle East. His experience further expanded with a focus on switchgear energy-saving products.

Having long been familiar with Ellis’ cable cleats as a market leader with a highly respected reputation for quality products, Tom is enthusiastic about leveraging his knowledge of the culture and business methods of the Asia Pacific region. His primary goal is to contribute to the expansion of Ellis Patents' distributor base and build on the product and brand awareness in the region.

Ellis Patents’, 60+ years of experience has led to a global reach into over 50 different countries, with exports currently accounting for more than 50% of their overall sales. Key to this growth is the strong relationships with their 55 international distributor partners.  Through them, the company designs manufactures and supplies cable cleats and cable hangers to diverse sectors, including Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, major infrastructure, and transportation.

Tom joins a team of three export sales managers and will play a key role in driving this growth forward.

Kelly Brown, Sales Director at Ellis Patents, expressed her excitement about Tom's appointment, saying, "We are thrilled to welcome Tom to Ellis. His extensive experience and proven track record in global export sales make him an invaluable addition to our team. Tom's knowledge of the Asia Pacific will be instrumental in expanding our presence in these key markets."

Tom Rooney added, "I am honoured to join Ellis Patents, a company with a strong reputation for quality and innovation. I look forward to contributing to the growth of the export sales division, strengthening relationships with distributors, and elevating the awareness of Ellis Patents in the Asia Pacific."

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