Time to hang up the boots

After an incredible 36 years of outstanding service Phil Bouldin, our Group Business Planning Director, is to retire.

Phil began his long and varied career with the Texon in 1982, working as a market analyst for United Shoe Machinery (USM) who were part of Texon at the time. Phil held a variety of sales and marketing roles during the 1980s and 90s before becoming theRegional Sales Director for the Americas region in 2002. During the restructuring of Texon in 2003, he took on a pivotal role as Sales Director for the Esjot Safety Group in France before returning to the USA two years later, once again as Regional Sales Director and then Group Sales Director in 2014. Phil took up his current role in 2017.

Texon Chief Executive, Jelle Tolsma, paid tribute to Phil’s service, “Phil has been instrumental in Texon’s success. Among his many achievements he conceived, refined and implemented Texon’s cost tracking model, he has steered the restructuring of the Americas region during particularly turbulent times and he has effectively managed the transition of product sourcing as well as the start-up of our US distribution business.

More than just leading brand sales, Phil has been a mentor to the next generation of managers, his impact on Texon has been immense and he will be greatly missed. On behalf of the Texon International Group I would like to thank Phil for his valuable contribution to the company.”