John Gowen

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Sales Director

 

Having established Wallace Hind in 1992 with fellow partners Mike Horsley and Gerry Bell, John is currently our Sales Director with all of the management responsibilities that entails. John’s recruitment expertise lies in his ability to build complete teams and over the years has developed a loyal client base globally who consistently utilise him to source key personnel across different job functions and market sectors. John is generous with his time, honest in his views and always focused on doing what is in the best interest of his clients and candidates. On a personal level, John’s rugby playing and coaching days are long gone but that competitive streak still comes out in all he does, regardless of the task or goal. With one son at university and another just graduated and moving into corporate life, John ‘s personal time has been freed up to play all the sports he wants to play, and what his body now lets him do!!

Client Testimonials
Velcro

We have used Wallace Hind Selection for around 15 years. They have sourced high calibre sales professionals at all levels that have not only proved excellent hires in terms of their sales performance but their longevity with Velcro Limited. The first sales person Wallace Hind placed with me is ...

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Timken UK Ltd

Wallace Hind has worked with Timken since 1992 recruiting in excess of 60 technical engineering, sales and marketing personnel across four key Timken divisions; Aerospace, Rail, Automotive and Automotive Aftermarket. At all times their attention to detail and clear understanding of our business ...

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RIBA Enterprises (Royal Instit

We have worked with Wallace Hind over the last 6 months to recruit Area Sales Managers throughout the UK. From the very start we found they fully understood our brief, business and the type of candidate we were looking to recruit. It has proven difficult to recruit Area Sales Managers with ...

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Tesa UK Ltd. Part of Beiersdor

As a growing business the recruitment of experienced personnel within core markets has been critical to our success. In 2001 we chose Wallace Hind as a preferred supplier because of their ability to source those experienced personnel through tailored recruitment solutions, specific to each ...

MORE >
Henkel

Henkel Loctite has worked with Wallace Hind for over 10 years and the team has become an integral part of our recruitment process, particularly in the search for experienced and successful sales individuals. They fully understand our organisation in terms of how we work and most importantly the ...

MORE >
Leanne Holmes, HR Esterline.

Thank you and your team for helping us fill our vacancy of Strategic Buyer. ​ John is a true asset to your team. He works extremely hard, providing us with an exceptional service (even when he is on holiday!) and he always has a positive outlook. He is a pleasure to work with - Thank ...

MORE >
ZAGG International

"I have dealt with Zoe on a number of staffing searches. Zoe is very detail orientated and really strives to understand the role that is required. She is in constant communication regarding candidates and progress within the search. I would highly recommend Zoe to any company searching for ...

MORE >
HR, Cott Beverages

We decided to use Wallace Hind for our Operations Manager vacancy upon the recommendation of my colleague. I was a little sceptical up front, based on “putting all our eggs in one basket” and also how many successes had they had within this kind of field? The meeting prior to the start of the ...

MORE >
Artenius PET Packaging

We have used Wallace Hind to recruit our sales and business development teams. We have been able to recruit good quality candidates from the packaging solutions sector but in addition to this, Wallace Hind have provided us with options from outside our immediate industry. This shows a thorough ...

MORE >
Director of Sales Europe-Trans

Wallace Hind placed me at Bostik in 1993. After two subsequent promotions I retained them to successfully recruit a UK key account management team. In 2007 I was promoted to European Sales Director-Automotive. I promoted one of those Key Account Managers to my former role. They in turn used ...

MORE >
HR Director, Diversey Inc

We have established a close working relationship with Wallace Hind Selection over the past 2 years. During that time they have provided consistent levels of service, flexibility to changing circumstances and a supportive approach. All candidates that have been put forward have been highly ...

MORE >
Director of Commercial Operati

CSL Behring has worked with Wallace Hind for over 8 years and the team has become an integral part of our recruitment process, particularly in the search for experienced and successful sales individuals.Wallace Hind fully understand our organisation in terms of how we work and importantly the type ...

MORE >
Augustus Martin Ltd

"During my time at Augustus Martin Ltd, I worked with Clare on several projects. Out of all the recruitment consultants that I have used, I have found Clare to be head and shoulders above the rest. She is very professional, pays attention to detail and really considers the cultural fit of ...

MORE >
Legrand Data Communicarions

"Zoe and Wallace Hind have a clear understanding of the IT Channel and work exceptionally hard to understand your business with a 360° view. This eliminates the pain points often experienced with similar organisations. What sets Zoe and her team over and above the rest of the ...

MORE >
VIP (Group) Limited

Wallace Hind, and specifically Zoe Chatley our consultant, has made several successful placements at VIP Computers Centre Ltd over recent years. I would consider them specialists in our industry, understanding the challenges and forever changing marketplace we operate within. They dedicate the ...

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Case Studies

Graduate Entry Sales Force
Graduate Entry Sales Force Logo

One of the UK's leading manufacturers of environmentally innovative products and solutions - building insulation - retained Wallace Hind Selection to recruit a complete new sales team, made up of fresh graduates.

Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager
Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager Logo

One of the UK's leading manufacturers of healthcare products manufacturing over 60 million indiviual items predominantly through extrusion, injection moulding and assembly.

Business Development Manager - Tamper Evident Solutions
Business Development Manager - Tamper Evident Solutions Logo

World leading manufacturer of tamper evident security solutions required an ambitious Business Development Manager to account manager and develop UK and International markets.

Commercial Manager - Service Maintenance
Commercial Manager - Service Maintenance Logo

Ambitious and innovative Service Maintenance Contracts Manager / Commercial Manager required to develop and implement new service proposition initiatives across the UK and Ireland for a service led, industrial capital equipment manufacturer.

Head of Operations - Healthcare Consumables Manufacturer
Head of Operations - Healthcare Consumables Manufacturer Logo

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of healthcare products manufacturing over 60 million individual Items predominately through extrusion, injection moulding and assembly. Their purpose built manufacturing facility houses some of the most sophisticated technologies including two "state of the art" clean rooms providing the flexibility for both large volume production and single batch supply.

Sales Manager - Personal Care
Sales Manager - Personal Care Logo

$multi - billion global speciality chemicals manufacturer required a technically qualified Sales Manager within speciality chemicals to account manage and develop sales direct to national personal care product manufacturers.

Project Leader - Structural Adhesives
Project Leader - Structural Adhesives Logo

A global speciality chemical manufacturer required a qualified chemist or Technical Services Representative with structural adhesives, polyurethane / epoxy formulation or substrates treatment expertise.

Product Specialist / Product Engineer
Product Specialist / Product Engineer Logo

A $15bn Global Manufacturing Group require a degree qualified Cementitious Product Specialist / Product Engineer to research and develop innovative, industry changing product solutions.

Engineering Project Manager - CAPEX
Engineering Project Manager - CAPEX Logo

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of standard and bespoke capital equipment used across a diverse range of industries (transport & logistics, waste & recycling, mining and aggregates, food and drink processing, rail, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, petro-chemical).

Key Account Manager - Commercial Lubricants
Key Account Manager - Commercial Lubricants Logo

Part of a $multi-billion global group, this world leading manufacturer of high performance lubricants, since 2012, has retained us to find future leaders /managers for their organisation.

Marketing Manager - DIY Consumables
Marketing Manager - DIY Consumables Logo

European manufacturers of an innovative, branded range of products sold through DIY Multiples, National and Independent Hardware & Builders Merchants.

Marketing Manager - DIY Consumables
Marketing Manager - DIY Consumables Logo

European manufacturers of an innovative, branded range of products sold through DIY Multiples, National and Independent Hardware & Builders Merchants.

Divisional Manager - Capital Equipment
Divisional Manager - Capital Equipment Logo

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of standard and bespoke capital equipment used across a diverse range of industries (transport & logistics, waste & recycling, mining and aggregates, food and drink processing, rail, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, petro-chemical).

Head of Finance - Medical Consumables
Head of Finance - Medical Consumables Logo

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of healthcare products manufacturing over 60 million individual items predominatelythrough extrusion, injection moulding and assembly.

Head of HR - Medical Consumables
Head of HR - Medical Consumables Logo

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of healthcare products manufacturing over 60 million individual Items predominately through extrusion, injection moulding and assembly, required a Head of HR, due to the impending retirement of the incumbent.

UK Sales Manager - Industrial Capital Equipment
UK Sales Manager - Industrial Capital Equipment Logo

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of standard and bespoke capital equipment used across a diverse range of industries (transport & logistics, waste & recycling, mining and aggregates, food and drink processing, rail, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, petro-chemical). We were tasked with recruiting a UK Sales Manager to manage a team of 7 Technical Sales Engineers and Contracts Managers, with a remit to increase new equipment sales and the retention/renewal of service maintenance contracts.  

Head of Marketing - Healthcare Consumables
Head of Marketing - Healthcare Consumables Logo

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of healthcare products manufacturing over 60 million individual Items predominately through extrusion, injection moulding and assembly required Wallace Hind to find a Head of Marketing & Product Management to play a significant part in the future direction of their organisation.

Senior Project Manager - Revolving Door Manufacturer
Senior Project Manager - Revolving Door Manufacturer Logo

Our client design, manufacture, supply, install and service a range of automated door systems for many of the major UK construction companies and facade/curtain walling contractors as well as major retailers including Tesco, ASDA and Sainsbury’s.

Health & Safety Manager
Health & Safety Manager Logo

Part of a multibillion Dollar International group, our client is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of standard and bespoke capital equipment used across a diverse range of industries required a Health & Safety Manager to focus on their manufacturing AND field service operations.

Operations Manager - Test & Measurement
Operations Manager - Test & Measurement Logo

A Test & Measurement Manufacturer of environmental monitoring / telecoms / LAN WAN Network Testing sought an Operations Manager to join their team and who reported directly into the General Manager.

Area Sales Manager - Industrial Weighing Systems
Area Sales Manager - Industrial Weighing Systems Logo

An Area Sales Manager was required to sell industrial capital equipment and high value service maintenance contracts into the waste & recycling, mining, quarrying, aggregates and power sectors.

Application Engineering Manager - Industrial Weighing Machines
Application Engineering Manager - Industrial Weighing Machines Logo

A global industrial manufacturer was looking for an innovative Applications Engineering Manager / Engineering Design Manager to lead an engineering team.

UK Country Manager - Test & Measurement
UK Country Manager - Test & Measurement Logo

An internationally recognised authority and leading manufacturer of thermal process validation and monitoring systems sought an UK Country Manager / Sales Manager to take full responsibility for the UK & Ireland.

Plant Manager - Bearings Manufacturer
Plant Manager - Bearings Manufacturer Logo

A multi £Billion global manufacturer of bearings and mechanical power transmission components sought an experienced Plant Manager.

Project Engineer - Graphene Product Development
Project Engineer - Graphene Product Development Logo

Industry leading Project Engineers were required to design and develop high qulaity prototypes / demonstrators based on revolutionary, leading edge technologies.

Sales Manager - Germany (Automotive OE / Tier 1 & 2) - Component Manufacturer
Sales Manager - Germany (Automotive OE / Tier 1 & 2) - Component Manufacturer Logo

A $13billion global manufacturing group required an experienced Automotive Sales Engineer / Sales Mananger to manage and develop sales within Automotive OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers across Germany.

Southern Area Sales Manager - Electronic Components
Southern Area Sales Manager - Electronic Components Logo

A market leading elevator safety, display and communications systems manufacturer required a Southern UK Area Sales Manager to sell their technically specified products.

HR Manager, UK & Scandinavia - Bearings Manufacturer
HR Manager, UK & Scandinavia - Bearings Manufacturer Logo

A multi £Billion global manufacturer of bearings and mechanical power transmission components including gear drives, couplings, belts and chain required a new HR Manager after the retirement (after 36 years of service) of the outgoing.

Client Testimonials
Velcro

We have used Wallace Hind Selection for around 15 years. They have sourced high calibre sales professionals at all levels that have not only proved excellent hires in terms of their sales performance but their longevity with Velcro Limited. The first sales person Wallace Hind placed with me is ...

MORE >
Timken UK Ltd

Wallace Hind has worked with Timken since 1992 recruiting in excess of 60 technical engineering, sales and marketing personnel across four key Timken divisions; Aerospace, Rail, Automotive and Automotive Aftermarket. At all times their attention to detail and clear understanding of our business ...

MORE >
RIBA Enterprises (Royal Instit

We have worked with Wallace Hind over the last 6 months to recruit Area Sales Managers throughout the UK. From the very start we found they fully understood our brief, business and the type of candidate we were looking to recruit. It has proven difficult to recruit Area Sales Managers with ...

MORE >
Tesa UK Ltd. Part of Beiersdor

As a growing business the recruitment of experienced personnel within core markets has been critical to our success. In 2001 we chose Wallace Hind as a preferred supplier because of their ability to source those experienced personnel through tailored recruitment solutions, specific to each ...

MORE >
Henkel

Henkel Loctite has worked with Wallace Hind for over 10 years and the team has become an integral part of our recruitment process, particularly in the search for experienced and successful sales individuals. They fully understand our organisation in terms of how we work and most importantly the ...

MORE >
Leanne Holmes, HR Esterline.

Thank you and your team for helping us fill our vacancy of Strategic Buyer. ​ John is a true asset to your team. He works extremely hard, providing us with an exceptional service (even when he is on holiday!) and he always has a positive outlook. He is a pleasure to work with - Thank ...

MORE >
ZAGG International

"I have dealt with Zoe on a number of staffing searches. Zoe is very detail orientated and really strives to understand the role that is required. She is in constant communication regarding candidates and progress within the search. I would highly recommend Zoe to any company searching for ...

MORE >
HR, Cott Beverages

We decided to use Wallace Hind for our Operations Manager vacancy upon the recommendation of my colleague. I was a little sceptical up front, based on “putting all our eggs in one basket” and also how many successes had they had within this kind of field? The meeting prior to the start of the ...

MORE >
Artenius PET Packaging

We have used Wallace Hind to recruit our sales and business development teams. We have been able to recruit good quality candidates from the packaging solutions sector but in addition to this, Wallace Hind have provided us with options from outside our immediate industry. This shows a thorough ...

MORE >
Director of Sales Europe-Trans

Wallace Hind placed me at Bostik in 1993. After two subsequent promotions I retained them to successfully recruit a UK key account management team. In 2007 I was promoted to European Sales Director-Automotive. I promoted one of those Key Account Managers to my former role. They in turn used ...

MORE >
HR Director, Diversey Inc

We have established a close working relationship with Wallace Hind Selection over the past 2 years. During that time they have provided consistent levels of service, flexibility to changing circumstances and a supportive approach. All candidates that have been put forward have been highly ...

MORE >
Director of Commercial Operati

CSL Behring has worked with Wallace Hind for over 8 years and the team has become an integral part of our recruitment process, particularly in the search for experienced and successful sales individuals.Wallace Hind fully understand our organisation in terms of how we work and importantly the type ...

MORE >
Augustus Martin Ltd

"During my time at Augustus Martin Ltd, I worked with Clare on several projects. Out of all the recruitment consultants that I have used, I have found Clare to be head and shoulders above the rest. She is very professional, pays attention to detail and really considers the cultural fit of ...

MORE >
Legrand Data Communicarions

"Zoe and Wallace Hind have a clear understanding of the IT Channel and work exceptionally hard to understand your business with a 360° view. This eliminates the pain points often experienced with similar organisations. What sets Zoe and her team over and above the rest of the ...

MORE >
VIP (Group) Limited

Wallace Hind, and specifically Zoe Chatley our consultant, has made several successful placements at VIP Computers Centre Ltd over recent years. I would consider them specialists in our industry, understanding the challenges and forever changing marketplace we operate within. They dedicate the ...

MORE >