BFM® fitting founder & CEO Blair McPheat is a tireless innovator. He created the BFM® fitting system after visiting plants and seeing constant difficulties with dust leakage due to clamped flexible connectors. Now used in over 10,000 factories in more than 70 countries across the world, the BFM® fitting has become the industry standard in modern powder processing. As the business continues to strengthen globally, Blair is proud to call New Zealand home, and the BFM® fitting system continues to be manufactured in Auckland, New Zealand.
BFM® Technical Lead Matthew Bailey has led development for many of BFM ®’s latest products, including the Bulk Bag Loader, Teflex NP, and the Weighing Bellow. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with Honors from Auckland University of Technology, Matthew is a natural-born innovator equipped with extensive experience in bulk handling. You may recognise Matthew from BFM®’s Ask Our Tech Expert series, in which he answers frequently asked technical questions from customers. Matthew is passionate about ensuring factories find the perfect BFM® solution for their needs. Join us for this webinar, and he can help you find yours.
As BFM® Business Development Manager for Southern Europe, Claudio Pavanelli is based in Milan, Italy and works with distributors and customers in Southern Europe as well as Turkey, Israel and the MENA region. With over 18 years of experience working for global fluid engineering technology company Sulzer, expanding their business & and distribution networks, Claudio is seasoned in business development. Fluent in English, Italian and French, he is a major asset for BFM® fitting as well as BFM®'s Southern-European distributors and customers.
BFM®'s Business Development Manager for Northern Europe, Hans Assink, has built a wealth of knowledge and experience in industrial sales and business development, including over 21 years with coatings company Valspar/Sherwin Williams. Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Hans is fluent in English, Dutch and German. Hans works relentlessly to ensure our Northern European distributors and customers are armed with the best information to enable success in optimising their business with BFM® fitting.