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Bunting® Magnetics Appoints European Sales Director September 10, 2009

NEWTON, KS – Charles Collier has been appointed Sales Director for the European operations for Bunting® Magnetics Co., which is headquartered in Newton, Kansas. Collier will have dual responsibilities to drive the sales strategy for both Bunting® Magnetics and Magnet Applications Limited (MAL), which Bunting® purchased in April, 2008 and is based in Berkhamsted, England.

“I am proud to be entrusted with the task of launching Bunting® Magnetics into Europe.  By building on the 50 years of experience and history of the company, I believe that the Bunting® product range of Magnetic Detection, Separation and Material Handling products will quickly find its rightful place in the rapidly developing European market,” stated Collier. “In addition, the Magnet Applications product line, which has an impressive range of magnetic products along with new value added products, will continue to grow in the European market.”

Mr. Collier brings extensive sales experience to his new role primarily with a manufacturing background. This includes time spent in operational and consultancy positions. In the past, Charles has served as a consultant to MAL. During this time, he assisted MAL with the expansion and improvement of their supply chain partnerships. Charles will be based out of the MAL headquarters in Berkhamsted.

“The addition of Charles as our Sales Director for Europe is a natural progression stemming from our purchase last year of Magnet Applications,” Robert J. Bunting, the company’s owner and Chief Executive Officer said. “Charles has over 30 years of industrial sales experience including over 20 years with Magnetics. His background will be instrumental as we continue to expand our sales in the continent of Europe. Also, his leadership skills will help as we quickly add more personnel in this area.”

Bunting® Magnetics Co. is a major U.S.-based manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment. The company’s product line serves global markets and includes a broad range of magnetic materials and components, magnetic separation systems, material handling equipment, magnetic printing cylinders, flexible dies and metal detection equipment.  Magnet Applications Limited is a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of bonded magnets and assemblies.

For more information on Bunting® Magnetics Co., call 1-800-835-2526 (US & Canada) or 316-284-2020; or visit our web site at For more information on Magnet Applications Limited; call +44 (0) 1442 875081 or visit online at