Conex Bänninger expands sales team


11 April 2023
Brett Wharmby, left, and Noel Kelly of Conex Bänninger

HVAC fittings and valves manufacturer Conex Bänninger has appointed two new regional technical sales managers.

Brett Wharmby has joined the company with responsibility for driving brand awareness and growth in the Midlands. He previously spent two decades in the commercial sales team at Vaillant.  

Noel Kelly moves from Valves Instruments Plus (VIP) – a specialist supplier of engineering and plumbing solutions to the building and construction sector. His new role will cover the north of England.

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Ged Grimes, business unit director for Conex Bänninger in UK & Ireland, said: “As a business, we have earned an enviable reputation with merchants and installers for the quality of our compression, solder ring and end-feed solutions.

“We also recognise there’s still a massive opportunity for us to increase our share of the press-fit market too through our innovative range of >B< Press solutions.  The appointments of Brett and Noel, who both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their roles, forms part of our 

“Brett’s manufacturing experience and the reputation he has developed over the years with merchants, coupled with Noel’s expertise on the distribution and merchant side of the industry with VIP, is going to be invaluable to support Conex Bänninger’s objectives for growth.  I wish them both every success in their new roles.”