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Eric McLean
Eric McLean

tesa has made an addition to its UK sales team with the appointment of Eric McLean as sales area manager for the Northern region.

Eric, 52 from Prestwick, has over 30 years of experience working within the electronic materials and substrates industry. After graduating in Chemistry at the University of the West of Scotland, his first role was as process engineer for Prestwick Circuits Ltd. He subsequently moved into a sales engineering role with Prestwick, both in the USA and UK.

From 1990 Eric gained valuable commercial experience working in various sales management and business development roles for high profile organisations such as DuPont Electronic Materials, supporting the company’s key customers including Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Diabetes Care, Bosch and Continental.

In his new role at tesa, Eric is responsible for servicing the company’s existing customers and developing new relationships throughout the North of England, Scotland, Ireland and Ireland. He will be no doubt be drawing on his vast knowledge to meet and exceed his personal objectives and tesa’s mission to making a measurable contribution to the drive for innovation in British industry.

Eric is looking forward to developing in his new appointment, saying: “tesa has given me the opportunity to utilise the account management and business development skills I have gained over many years working in a professional and technical environment. I look forward to developing the business and exploring new applications for tesa products in the region”.

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tesa: a global adhesive tape manufacturer

tesa is one of the leading global brands of adhesive tape with more than 100 years’ experience selling 800 types of tape in more than 100 countries.

tesa: a global adhesive tape manufacturer

tesa is one of the leading global brands of adhesive tape with more than 100 years’ experience selling 800 types of tape in more than 100 countries.

We believe in investing for our future with five per cent of our global turnover going on R&D, which has led to 50 per cent of our sales being from products developed in the last five years. In total we have 350 people employed in tesa’s laboratories around the world filing an average of 70 patents a year.

We strongly believe in offering our customers as much support as possible, and this philosophy, branded tesacohesion®, is now a major contributing factor to winning new business.

tesacohesion®: what we offer the customer

It is our aim to be a sustainable resource to our customers’ businesses and to keep our customers because we deserve to.

We offer expert friendly advice, technical knowledge and expertise, a wide product offering, creative thinking and problem solving and a one-stop solution.

tesacohesion®is based on the 4Ps principle:

  • People: every day our technical sales team operates in the marketplace. When we need more technical support or research backup to solve a problem, we call in the group resources of tesa SE in Hamburg
  • Products: we supply more than 800 different tapes across 100 countries, each one developed for applications in key industry sectors and manufactured with the latest production technology to current globally recognised quality standards
  • Processes: we aim to understand our customers’ processes in depth so we can advise on how best to integrate our tape into your production and improve your processes. We can also help with preparation of standard operating procedures as well as value chain management
  • Performance: we will help you get the maximum performance from your choice: this could mean we need to install special tape-dispensing equipment. We’re also more than ready to provide on-site support and training for your staff and we can help you to develop standard operating procedures that will control and maintain quality

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