As a keen footballer, Kestrel’s newest business development manager, Sam Gotobed, has netted his dream role.
The father of one has always wanted to get on the road from being a young boy, following in the footsteps of his dad.
“A lot of my family are involved in construction in one way or another,” Sam explained. “My dad travelled as an industry rep and as a boy I watched him and thought ‘that’s what I want to do!’
“As soon as I left school I started working in the building products industry and have built up a good knowledge of the industry and a network of contacts over the last 15 years.”
Hailing from Essex, Sam will work across East Anglia and, following an initial training period at Kestrel’s Scunthorpe headquarters, he has wasted no time in meeting key distributors in the region.
“The customers I’ve met to date have been really welcoming and have a high regard for Kestrel, which has made the first month an absolute pleasure,” Sam said.
“The team in Scunthorpe have helped me understand the products and different stages of the production and shipping. Many of them have been with the company for a long time, which means we have a wealth of expertise behind us.”
Kestrel’s sales and marketing director Owen Thorogood said that Owen’s decade and a half in construction product sales would stand him in good stead.
Owen said: “We are delighted that Sam has settled into Kestrel so quickly. He has a wealth of contacts across the industry, is keen to make his mark and will be a real asset to the team.”