A senior executive from a Sunderland firm is heading abroad after being promoted to a newly-created global role.
Steve Chapman, who has worked for pump manufacturer Grundfos at the company’s Castletown site for 16 years, has been chosen to lead a new purchasing team based in the Swiss town of Zug, 40km outside of Zurich.
Chapman, currently Grundfos category manager for cast iron for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, takes up his new role of global sourcing manager for cast iron next January. He said: “It’s exciting and a big role. I already do a lot of travelling, but the new role will involve a lot more.”