New Managerial Appointments at Houghton UK: Looking to the Future

Posted on February 18, 2019

We’re pleased to announce two managerial changes to our European management structure, alongside the addition of a new, European-wide business development department, Fluid Intelligence Solutions.

Lee Bowditch, formally Commercial & Country Director for the Photograph of Lee Bowditch and Matthew Bartle Shaking HandsUK and Ireland, will now be working in the position of EMEA Business Development Director for Fluid Intelligence Solutions, with both promotions effective from the beginning of February.

Matthew Bartle, previously Houghton’s UK Sales Director, will henceforth be working as the Commercial Director of the UK and Ireland – now managing Hougton’s metalworking sales division, alongside the management of departments overseeing service and FluidCare within the UK and Ireland.

With the managerial announcement also comes insight into Houghton’s new, European-wide department, Fluid Intelligence Solutions. A customer-centric initiative, Fluid Intelligence will be used as a brand to articulate the supporting functions we’re now able to provide our clients with – through our collective in-house expertise, our numerous levels of fluid maintenance management services, and our advanced chemical and equipment portfolio.

Driven by Lee, and supported by a team of European-wide business development managers, the Fluid Intelligence Solutions team will be supporting Houghton country directors and their national departments with operational consultancy services.

With full implementation scheduled for March of this year, Fluid Intelligence will be available to both new and existing clients.

Please keep checking back on the website for further updates and announcements surrounding the initiative.