IFG Drake would like to congratulate Jimmy Brookes on his promotion to Technical Sales Manager.
Jimmy first joined IFG Drake in 1990 and has since gone on to enjoy success in a variation of roles. Starting out on the shop floor as a Machine Operator he made his way up the ranks being promoted to Shift Supervisor, and then Shift Manager, in 2004.
It was in 2013 that Jimmy moved his way off the shopfloor to our Golcar site, where he took up the role of Production Manager. Having enjoyed 4 years in his new role, another promotion was on the horizon, becoming Site Manager in the January of 2017, and Technical Sales Manager 2019.
Having been with the company for nearly 30 years, Jimmy knows a thing or two about IFG:
“Although we are part of a group, we are a family. IFG are focused on customer service, looking after its employees and developing them. Since the 1990’s and before we have always had a sense of pride in our product and the belief that we are the best in this business.”
In his new role, Jimmy is already beginning to develop customer relationships, arrange site visits and manage his team in the office. His new role brings more customer interaction, a part of the role Jimmy has always enjoyed,
“I have seen opportunities with customers and helped develop our products to further enhance theirs. This has also helped forge some really good partnerships which I am proud to have achieved.”
And so when he isn’t out visiting customers, what can you find him doing?
“In my spare time I have 7 grandchildren with 2 of them being only a few months old. I am a very keen golfer and play to a single figure handicap. Whilst I am also a keen supporter of the Huddersfield Giants, although I don’t get to as many games as I would like.”
We wish Jimmy all the best in his new role.
You can get in contact with Jimmy and the rest of our team on 0113 285 2202