Hylec- APL appoints Steve Robbins as Sales Director

Highly experienced electronics and electrical industry figure to spearhead sales drive to

beyond £10m.

July 2016 – Wellingborough, UK: Hylec-APL, the specialist supplier of electrical components

and enclosures, has announced the appointment of Steve Robbins as Sales Director,

effective immediately. Steve joins the company at an exciting time in its 30-year plus

history, with several new products already launched since the beginning of 2016 and other

major new product announcements imminent.

Steve began his career with a four-year Electrical & Electronic Engineering Apprenticeship

with W. Vinten (now owned by Thales), followed by two years as a prototype wireman,

using and installing similar products to those sold at Hylec. A change to technical sales

beckoned, with roles at connector manufacturer, Varelco, then broadline catalogue

distributor, Highland Electronics, followed by e-mech distributor Radiatron. Further career

successes followed, firstly as UK Sales Manager on the distribution side of the industry

(Berg, later acquired by FCI) and later with cable manufacturer, Nexans. Steve joined Hylec

from connector manufacturer Souriau, where he was Regional Sales Manager N. Europe for

four years, covering the UK, Nordic and Baltic countries.

Welcoming Steve, Hylec CEO Andy Hatter said: ”Steve brings with him a wealth of

experience on both the technical and sales side of the electrical and electronics industries

and we are delighted to welcome him to the company. His wide-ranging technical product

knowledge and distribution experience, plus ability to build strong relationships with

suppliers and customers will be an invaluable asset.”

Steve Robbins commented: “I’m looking forward to helping drive Hylec to the next exciting

stage in its development, which will see sales ramping up across our entire product

portfolio, including the sales launch of innovative new products that will increase turnover

firstly to over £7.5m and on to over £10m.”

Outside work, Steve is a keen rugby fan and motorcyclist.

SteveRobbins Sales Director Hylec July 16