The Applied Technology division of Elta Fans has strengthened its sales team with two new appointments and an internal promotion to ensure it continues to develop its expertise in providing bespoke fan solutions for specialist markets.

Neil Jolliffe has been promoted to Sales Manager, having worked with Elta Fans for 27 years. Mike Ratcliff, having been with Elta Fans for 21 years, remains with the team four days a week. Joining the team are Philip Smaje and Catherine Murphy as Internal Sales Engineers. Both have completed Elta's four week induction, which involves time in each of the departments at the Applied Technology division's Fareham site in Hampshire, to ensure they receive a good grounding in the whole operation.

Philip joins Elta from ICS Cool energy where he worked as a marketing and telesales executive with responsibilities which included arranging site visits for sales engineers. Catherine's most recent role was as a technical support/sales engineer within the ventilation industry and she has also worked as an electronic/mechanical engineer and team leader with the British Army.

The new appointments follow the addition of Richard Bateman as an apprentice in 2011, who is currently taking an NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations and who will be joining the sales team at the end of his two year course.

Commenting on the appointments, Neil Jolliffe said – "Phil and Cathy are very welcome additions to our team. Tony Phillips has retired from his full-time sales position with Elta but will continue to work for us one day a week in a training capacity, training our new employees, as well as some of our existing members of staff, to ensure that we are able to pass on the extensive knowledge and experience Tony has built up over his 18 years with Elta.

Editor's Note: Elta Fans Applied Technology are renowned for their design and engineering capacity in bespoke ventilation equipment servicing a diverse range of market sectors including agriculture, marine, offshore and defence. Our fans operate in many and varied prestigious OEM applications worldwide.

Elta Fans is part of the £85 million Elta Group, a family of businesses with operations in six countries on four continents which, together with a network of international distributors, provides quality fans and related air movement equipment to customers worldwide.