Industrial software provider, COPA-DATA, has expanded its UK team with the appointment of three employees. The new recruits follow COPA-DATA’s relocation of its UK headquarters to Cardiff, which was intended to facilitate the company’s projected growth.

Alan Binning has joined COPA-DATA UK as Regional Sales Manager. Boasting over 16 years of experience in automation and industrial solutions, including several, including time as an applications engineer, Binning will bring a wealth of industrial knowledge and experience to the team. This skillset is bolstered by a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Reading.

With an extensive background in multi-channel marketing, Abigail Walters-Davies will now lead COPA-DATA’s marketing efforts in the UK. Walters-Davies is responsible for communications across COPA-DATA’s network of customers in the energy and infrastructure, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and automotive industries.

As Marketing Manager, Walters-Davies will also manage and maintain relationships within COPA-DATA’s extensive Partner Community, including the local promotion of COPA-DATA’s Global Partner Academy (GPA) 2018, which will be held on 13 to 14 June in Vienna, Austria.

To further support the company’s technical capabilities, Aaron Cowdry will also join the team as a Technical Consultant. As a graduate in Computer Networks from University of Wales, Trinity St. David’s, Cowdry will deliver in-depth knowledge of cyber and network security to support customers of COPA-DATA’s industrial software, zenon.

Markus Hillinger has also joined the team in a move from COPA-DATA’s headquarters in Austria. Having worked at COPA-DATA for over a year, Hilllinger’s experience as an international sales consultant will assist in the UK team’s continual growth.

“Last year’s move to Cardiff marked ten years of COPA-DATA’s presence in the UK,” explained Martyn Williams, Managing Director of COPA-DATA UK. “However, it has also provided us with greater opportunities on our doorstep, including the appointment of three new members of the UK team and the chance to create new partnerships and collaborations.”