Justin Kingseller joins Staedtler (UK) Ltd as the company’s new head of B2B and Education to replace business manager Graham Harrison, who is retiring in December after nearly 19 years with Staedtler.
Justin comes from a background in the Education sector and joins Staedtler from Kit for Kids, where he was business development manager. In addition to his most recent role, he has held several senior positions in this sector, including business development manager at Kent County Supplies and sales director at GLS Educational Supplies Ltd, now part of Findel. Justin has also worked on the supplier side, managing accounts such as Amazon, Tesco, Next and John Lewis.
Justin will be working alongside Graham Harrison until his retirement in December, to ensure a seamless handover. Justin commented on his new role: “I’m delighted to be joining such a prestigious company at this exciting time. I look forward to working with all our customers to grow the business to our mutual benefit.”
In addition to Justin, Staedtler is delighted to welcome Alexandra Harris to the company’s marketing department. Alexandra, who has a BSc in Psychology from Swansea University and an MA in Communications, Media Practice and Public Relations, has been appointed marketing executive at Staedtler.
Alex has held a number of marketing and PR roles, coming from a Cardiff PR agency where she worked across a range of national and international B2B and B2C client accounts in sectors including manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality and travel.
As a result of her work, Alexandra was shortlisted for the Young Communicator of the Year in the 2018 CIPR PRide Awards Wales.
In her new role with Staedtler, Alexandra will be responsible for supporting the trade and commercial channels, working with customers across the UK, and contributing to the wider marketing strategy.
Commenting on her appointment, Alexandra said “I am thrilled to be joining Staedtler, especially at such an exciting time in the business. Having worked on PR and marketing campaigns in a range of different industries, I am looking forward to applying my knowledge and experience to support the continued growth of Staedtler in the UK.”