As part of Air-IT’s continued growth we have recently employed a number of new key staff and would like to welcome on-board Steve Parnell and Yiping Zhang who both have joined our expanding management team.
Steve joins us in the position of Business Development Manager and will be heading our newly formed business communications division, Air-Comms, which aims to help clients make significant savings on their telecoms expenditure, consolidate services and increase efficiency.
Steve is gradually working his way through our list of clients to arrange introductory meetings and no doubt many will now be familiar with him and the value added services offered by Air-Comms.
Steve Parnell, Business Development Manager
With over 20 years’ in the wholesale distribution of consumer products for technology giants Toshiba, Samsung and Hitachi – Steve has a wealth of experience in client facing roles for B2B markets. Key clients have included major players such as Starbucks, Boots, Plaza Hotels, Pizza Hut and Costa Coffee. Steve has also successfully run his own business targeting SME’s and end-users nationwide.
With a passion for classic rock music Steve is a regular concert goer and has seen many iconic bands over the years – such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones (5 times) and Queen, to name a few.
Steve also collects authentic electric guitars and has around 55 in total at the last count. He also enjoys cooking and can often be found in the kitchen preparing some culinary delights for his family whilst listening to the Planet Rock on the radio.
Yiping Zhang, Accountant
Yiping joins us as our new company Accountant having previously worked for Air-IT on a temporary basis. We are delighted that she has now taken up a full-time position within the business.
Yiping is a fully qualified Management Accountant with a degree in Economics and is responsible for the financial planning and control of Air-IT as well as managing all aspects of our day-to-day financial operations and administration.
Yiping has a very strong track record in accountancy and finance with over 20 years’ experience in the UK and overseas. She has worked in a broad range of industries for a variety of blue chips, SME’s and public sector organisations including – Imperial Tobacco and the Games Workshop in the UK and Shanghai University in China.
Yiping is a keen gardener and can often be found in her allotment tending her crop of fruit and vegetables. She also enjoys playing badminton, collecting stamps, visiting new countries and has travelled extensively throughout Asia and the Far East.
We are extremely pleased to add two such high calibre professionals to the Air-IT management team and wish Steve and Yiping every success in their new roles.