CLECKHEATON-BASED medical equipment manufacturer Ferno has strengthened its team with the appointment of Luigi Vernazza as commercial director.
Mr Vernazza joins Ferno with a wealth of experience in many of its main markets, having worked in medical device sales for more than 15 years.
During that time he has worked at companies including Guidant UK Ltd, Siemens Medical Solutions and, most recently, Merit Medical Ltd in a range of positions covering sales and marketing.
Mr Vernazza started his career as a medical practitioner, training and working as a radiologist before making the move into sales.
Ferno managing director Jon Ellis said: “Luigi joins Ferno during an exciting period in its development as we continue to introduce a wide range of patient transport innovations and continue to grow our market share in the UK.
“As well as determining and implementing strategy, Luigi’s role will be hands-on.
“He will enhance the existing team by bringing in strong leadership and management skills, working closely with all the commercial team to ensure that they are able to work to their full potential.
Ferno exports to more than 156 countries worldwide and is recognised as a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of patient-handling equipment to the emergency services, funeral and mortuary, hospital and medical sectors as well as general industry and organisations.
The company is also building a portfolio of products for the military.