North West tech firm Breathe Technologies appoints duo of senior hires

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by Rachael Hesno
Breathe Technologies

Daresbury-based Breathe Technologies has appointed Phil Houghton as Sales and Marketing Director and Mike Codd as Business Development Manager.

Houghton, who is a former board Director of tech firm KNAPP UK, has previously held senior positions at Vanderlande, Wincanton, Christian Salvesen and Clipper Logistics.

He joins Breathe Technologies, which provides integrated warehouse automation systems, software and services, following seven years at KNAPP UK where he built up the sales team.

The company has also hired Mike Codd as Business Development Manager, who joins from consultancy and systems integrator Active8 Robots, where he was a Director.

Both Houghton and Codd will be responsible for supporting the on-going growth of the firm’s existing customers such as Pets At Home, GXO and QVC and to work on new market opportunities.

Phil Houghton (pictured, right), Sales and Marketing Director at Breathe Technologies, said: “It is incredibly exciting to join a scaling business with such a strong track record of innovation, value creation and successful delivery.

“Mike and I are looking forward to helping drive the business forward and working with customers to deliver a step change in productivity, efficiency and customer service.”

Claire Umney, Managing Director of Breathe Technologies, added: “Both bring unparalleled levels of insight and experience across the design, implementation, optimisation and maintenance of warehouse automation solutions.

“Phil and Mike’s experience, mentorship and focus on our customer’s success will help us take our business to the next level.”

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