Hardide Coatings has appointed Robin Gillham business development manager for its global valve, pump and automotive business. Gillham joins ex-Praxair UK sales manager Nick King in Hardide’s business development team. King will be responsible for growing the company’s oil and gas, and aerospace sales. Gillham brings 19 years of engineering and technical sales experience. He spent almost ten years as a design engineer with Rover and Land Rover before moving into technical sales with Tomita UK Ltd. to supply and support Japanese machine components. He returns to Hardide having previously worked for the company between 2004 and 2008 as sales manager.