In North America, we have firmly established ourselves as the trusted aftermarket brand for over the past decade.
Having recently celebrated this key milestone, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to re-introduce the Melett North America team to our new and existing customers. The team at Memphis, Tennessee are an integral part of the Melett operation are on hand to assist with any queries and discuss product development opportunities.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Kenny Taylor – General Manager
Kenny joined the business back in June 2012 and is one of the founding members at Melett North America. Speaking on the role, he said: “It’s been a highly successful 10 years, and I have thoroughly enjoyed building strong relationships throughout the industry, whilst showcasing and delivering Melett’s high-quality, specialist offering to the North American and Canadian markets.”
Taylor is a lifelong Memphian and graduate of The University of Memphis where he studied Mechanical Engineering. His interests include drag racing, being on the lake and spending time with his six grandkids.
Donna Hensley – Customer Service Manager
Donna has been with Melett for over 10 years and she is the first point of contact to provide excellent customer service. Supporting Kenny Taylor, she responds efficiently to customer requests, actively seeking to maximise sales opportunities. Her other responsibilities include invoicing, bank reconciliation, undertaking general administrative duties, and other ad hoc duties as required.
Hensley recently celebrated her 35th wedding anniversary to husband Randy, who together share one son, Kevin. Seeking to downsize, they moved from the suburbs 9 years ago and now enjoy the city life in downtown Memphis. Her passions include reading, everything soccer, and Memphis Grizzlies basketball.
Jose Perez – Business Development Manager
Jose joined the business in 2021 and his role focuses on driving business growth through conducting market research, seeking new development opportunities and working to build & maintain customer relationships, whilst developing new ones.
In his free time, Perez enjoys spending time with his son and close family members, attending Memphis Grizzlies games, working out at the local gym, and being outdoors.
Mike Franke – Technical/Sales Support
Mike joined Melett in October 2022 and brings a wealth of experience from working within the turbocharger industry since 1988 comprising of workshop, distribution, and manufacturing operations. In his Technical Support role, Franke deals with Turbo and CHRA warranties, responding to any technical support inquiries where required. Mike also provides administrative and sales support to the Memphis team, and works closely with the UK team to assist with product development.
Outside of work, Mike enjoys endurance sports including distance running, cycling and swimming, often tying up the three into long-course triathlons! He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife of 33 years, Frances, who together share their home to two cats and one goofy dog!