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Focus 21 expands team with industry veteran

Ashley Rudd has joined Focus 21 as a senior account manager to look after a portfolio of the company’s key corporate clients, bringing almost 20 years experience to the new role.

Rudd whose experience includes senior positions in integration, distribution and manufacture in the industry is one of a number of new hires as the company looks to expand its expertise into new verticals and clients.

“Focus 21 is the best engineering company out,” said Rudd. “Everything that they work on is great quality and each job is meticulously delivered for the client. They have a great reputation and long term relationships with clients and I’m looking forward to working with some of them in my new role, working across different environments with a variety of people.”

Darren Barton Taylor, head of business development at Focus 21 explained: “Ashley has a great set of complimentary experience and skills from his time at Extron and integration businesses. It’s clear that he gets a buzz from the finished solution and enjoys the complexity of some of the projects at Focus 21, which will make him a great addition to our growing team.”

Rudd previously held roles at Extron as education account manager and at Steljes as product manager. Integration roles have seen him working with brands including Thomas Cook, BMW, Mini and Unipart.