Pleatco welcomes Michael Spurgin as independent Sales Representative for the European market. Mr. Spurgin will be responsible for Sales leadership throughout Europe, and will be instrumental in driving the brand and product sales, as well as international strategic planning and implementation for the region.
Michael joins the Pleatco team from Global Products Supply, his own factory representation company located in Puyloubier, France. Michael is a result minded, dynamic marketing and business development executive with fifteen years of technical knowledge and experience in the Pool and Spa Industry across EMEA with a solid background in multiple sales channels.
Prior, Michael held several management positions including Business Unit Director EMEA, Pool and Spa Division for PENTAIR and as Purchasing and Marketing Director for PROCOPI - Gémenos, France. Before this he worked for BUNNSCHWEILER & Co in the UK and 3M in Brussels, Belgium.
Michael also comes to Pleatco with a Masters degree in International Management and BA Honors in International Business and Languages.
Howard Smith, CEO, states "We are very excited to welcome Michael to Pleatco. Not only will he bring a wealth of international experience to our sales team, but also be a great ambassador for our brand as we concentrate our expansion efforts in the European marketplace."
Michael has led an extraordinary life growing up as a British national living in Nigeria before moving to Europe. He speaks fluent French and English, has four children and enjoys trail running, rugby, skiing, mountaineering and photography.