Laurencekirk-based Blaze Manufacturing Solutions has appointed Chris Hudson as area sales executive.

Chris joined the team in early February and will be working with the sales and estimating team, developing new business opportunities and liaising with new and existing clients. Chris will also be responsible for contributing to the Blaze overall business development strategy which will see the company moving into new market sectors. Chris will report to Business Development Manager Steve Cox.

Chris has a background in the oil and gas sector, having worked for engineering supply companies for the past ten years in sales and business development roles. He joins Blaze from Eriks UK Ltd where he held the position of sales engineer.

Commenting on the appointment of Chris, Steve Cox said, “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Blaze family.

“The last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018 looks to be a busy one for Blaze with new business opportunities arising in the oil and gas sector as well as new markets such as offshore and onshore renewables.

“Chris will play a fundamental role in the team, ensuring that opportunities are maximised across all markets.”

Chris said, “Blaze is an excellent fit for me as they are exceptionally ambitious and driven to bring quality and innovation to the industry.

“I look forward to working with the team at Blaze to help expand the business.”