Tony Gillard to head up Festo’s  process automation business development

Automation specialist Festo has appointed Tony Gillard as New Business Development Manager, Process Automation, with a focus on the water and wastewater treatment industry. 

Recognising the significant role the water industry will play in the future, Festo has created this new position to support customers with the development of reliable automation solutions, enabling them to save time, money and resources, and increase efficiencies. 

Tony is joining a team working closely with customers to realise the benefits of process automation across many industries.  In his new role, Tony is responsible for growing Festo’s business in the water industry, with a specific focus on valve actuators and control systems. 

Tony has over 20 years’ sales experience, the last seven of which have been in the water industry.  Prior to joining Festo, Tony worked at MHW Treatment, a global leader in wet infrastructure, and formerly Biwater Treatment as Business Development Manager, where he had responsibility for the sales of capital equipment, including scrapers bridges, aeration equipment and rotors and grit removal technology.