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Appointment of Commercial Director


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Simblett as our new Commercial Director. Mark will be joining us from Slater’s Electricals in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he holds the position of Sales Director. Mark has worked with Slater’s since 2006 prior to which he held a senior position with Trench UK.  Mark will take up his new role on 1 December 2014.

Commenting on the appointment, Laurence MacKenzie, Managing Director of Winder Power said, “We are absolutely delighted to have been able to attract someone of Mark’s calibre to the Company.  Mark brings with him a wealth of experience in transformer sales and will add to our existing excellent front end team.  Mark will join our Board and we very much look forward to working with him in further strengthening our business.

Commenting on his appointment Mark said,   “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team at Winders; not only do they have a very strong reputation within the power sector, they are a forward looking organisation with a passion for their products and their people. The opportunity to join a strong and successful team and build upon that for the future is very exciting.”


Winder Power (Winder) is a leading UK manufacturer of power and distribution transformers and generator equipment.  Winder specialises in the design, manufacture, deployment and management of distribution transformers and power transformers up to 60MVA. Its rotating-machines division (Newton Derby), is the leading manufacturer of exciters and permanent magnet machines for the power generation industry.

Winder serves a wide range of customers in the utilities, renewable energy, and industrial sectors across the UK and internationally.

With a history dating back to 1898, all Winder’s products continue to be designed, manufactured and assembled to exacting international standards at the company’s 80,000 square foot factory in Leeds.