Finnish aerial lift manufacturer Leguan Lifts has appointed Hugues Lambert as export sales manager.
Lambert joins the company after more than 11 years in the international sales department at hydraulic generator, power washer and compressor manufacturer Dynaset.
In his role with Leguan, he will take over responsibility several European regions, as well as North America. The full extent of his territory will be finalised over the next few months, but his experience of Northern and Eastern Europe, as well as France gives plenty to get his teeth into.
A Frenchman by birth, Lambert began his career in 2000 as a project initiator with Eurcasia Association which works to improve links and relationships between France - particularly the Lac Léman - (Lake Geneva) region and Lake Baikal in Russian Siberia. This included a spell working in Irkutsk with the aim to make it a tourism destination for French tour operators. He then moved to the Finnish branch of international road and sea freight company Giraud (acquired by Geodis in 2-10), as a traffic and sales manager. In 2003 he was given the task of opening and managing a branch in Latvia.
A little over two years later he left to join air purifier FogScreen, as export sales manager. In late 2008 he set up on his own to offer tours and packages to Finnish Lapland, particularly for French and Russian companies. Three and a half years later he joined Dynaset as an area sales manager.
Jori Mylläri vice president of sales & marketing said: “Leguan has grown rapidly over the past few years, and we have added numerous new international partners to our distribution network. For this reason, we needed to find a new export sales manager to join our growing team.”