GEORGE SMITH – Eterna Sales Director
“Having spent over 25 years in the Electrical Wholesale Industry, I have forged many strong business relationships and made many friends along the way. I joined Eterna Lighting seven years ago and when invited to join the Board of Directors in 2015, was delighted to accept.
As our 81st year in the industry, 2017 is proving to be another key year for Eterna Lighting, with a number of improvements in our product offer, support and market presence.
Increasing our warranties demonstrates our real confidence in what we do and turns it into a tangible benefit for our customers, and it’s been very well received. Eterna is a business with a strong quality culture aimed at supplying reliable products on a dependable next day delivery service. We have a solid foundation for further growth and are actively looking for additional distribution partners to help develop our business.
I am delighted to have Sam Mansfield, Paul Gray, Bradley Goodyear and Tom Marlow as Key Account Managers within my regional sales team. They are concentrating on providing the right level of local service and support, which I am confident our customer partners will benefit from for many years ahead.
There is much more to come from us here at Eterna, but for now keep looking at our growing range of products and choose Eterna Lighting with confidence for your everyday lighting needs.”
SAM MANSFIELD – Key Account Manager – North
Sam joins Eterna with a range of experience gained across a number of disciplines within the Electrical Industry.
From working with a major Electrical wholesaler in a Trade Counter environment, to an Area Sales Manager role for an engineering Manufacturer, Sam’s enthusiasm and drive will be a great asset to the Eterna Key Account Management Team.
Sam is looking forward to getting out on the road, to visit the accounts in his territory and help drive mutual growth in Sales.
Away from the Lighting Industry, Sam has a passion for the guitar, White Collar Boxing, and Dinner Dates.
PAUL GRAY – Key Account Manager – West
Paul brings over 28 years of experience working for prominent brands in the Lighting Industry.
Paul has held a number of roles ranging from Field Sales to Senior Management positions. Those roles have seen him manage positions covering the West Country, and also South Wales, as well as National Accounts.
Paul is looking forward to bringing his experience and expertise to the team, and growing and supporting his customers in the West Region.
Paul lives in Surrey, with his partner, step-kids and a boisterous Dalmatian named Sam.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Paul has conquered the Three Peaks Challenge twice, the Paris half marathon twice, but freely admits that having completed a full marathon recently – doesn’t plan to repeat this endeavour.
If that is not enough, Paul’s choice of stress relief takes the form of his mountain and road bikes – no matter the weather, with the post ride drinks a must.
BRADLEY GOODYEAR – Key Account Manager – South East
Bradley has spent the last 17 years with a market leading European manufacturer, working closely with the full spectrum of customers from Electrical Wholesalers, Lamp Distributors, Lighting Designers & Specifiers through to Installers and End users.
Bradley is excited to join Eterna and eager to take on the challenge of the South East region, using his experience in developing relationships with customers old and new.
He is committed to offering the exceptional service that Eterna’s customers deserve, introducing them to the many new products within Eterna’s rapidly growing professional EternaPro range.
Bradley and his wife live in Hemel Hempstead with their two young children.
He enjoys sports of all kind, however, life as a West Ham Fan certainly has its ups and downs.
Bradley’s spare time is spent having fun with his family and friends.
TOM MARLOW – Key Account Manager – Central
Tom has worked at Eterna Lighting for over 13 years now, having previously worked for a marketing company promoting major retail brands. Throughout his time with Eterna, Tom has been responsible for selling our lighting & electrical products into Retail, OEM and Wholesale markets nationwide. He offers customers a rich knowledge of Eterna’s products and services and the lighting sector in general.
Living in Northampton, Tom is well placed to service our Key Accounts across the Central Region and really enjoys the daily challenges that the electrical market brings. Having seen a number of changes over the past decade, Tom feels the recent changes are key to communicating the quality of the Eterna Lighting brand.
Tom lives with his wife and 3 very lively children. He is highly competitive and loves his sports, especially football, cricket and rugby and still tries to play as often as he can.