Industrial Utility Efficiency

Chris Hyde Joins Lontra as Head of Commercial

Lontra, manufacturer of revolutionary blower technology Lontra Blade Blower™ with energy savings of up to 34% against comparable units, announced that Chris Hyde has joined the company as Head of Commercial. Chris Hyde, formerly UK and Ireland Sales Manager for Atlas Copco Vacuum, will be responsible for developing distribution channels and accelerating sales of the flagship product, the LP2 Blade Blower, globally with an initial focus on North America.

Chris Hyde, Head of Commercial, Lontra.

“Chris has proven capability of developing channels to market and delivering successful product launches,” said Euan McCullouch, Lontra’s Director of Strategic Development. “His success in senior sales roles at both a leading compressor manufacturer and established distributor, stands him in good stead. He brings strong commercial acumen from the compressor, blower and vacuum industries to Lontra, and leadership skills honed by studying an MSc In Executive Business Leadership. Chris will play a key role in creating new sales and marketing strategies to deliver significant revenue growth in the US.”

“I am honored to join Lontra at a pinnacle moment in the company’s history,” said Chris Hyde. “Lontra’s LP2 Blade Blower is a paradigm shift to the blower market – there’s nothing else like it out there.”

Hyde said, “The unique advances offered by Lontra’s Blade Blower™, including improved reliability and oil-free application, IoT maintenance, WEG IE5 ultra-premium permanent magnet motor, Yaskawa inverter, and ultimately, increased competitiveness, will be in high demand from distributors and customers alike, seeking to position themselves at the forefront of their industry.

“I look forward to introducing the Blade Blower’s innovative technology to distributors and customers in the wastewater and pneumatic conveying markets,” said Hyde.

Prior to joining Lontra, Hyde was UK and Ireland Sales Manager with responsibility for Atlas Copco Vacuum business. Hyde played a critical role in developing and managing sales channels, successfully launched new products, and sold globally into new industrial markets including CNC machinery, fish farms and paper manufacturing. Prior to this, Hyde was an Energy Consultant at ACE Group, before consecutive promotions to Area Sales Manager and Group Sales Manager for compressors, blowers and vacuum.


About Lontra

Lontra is a developer, manufacturer and exporter of a revolutionary blower and compressor technology with application to the wastewater treatment and pneumatic conveying industries. Lontra Blade Blower™ technology is the first clean-sheet blower and compressor design in over 80 years, and used inside the product: LP2 Blade Blower. It has proven energy savings of up to 34 percent against comparable machines of this type thanks to the game-changing technology. Lontra is on the cusp of global scale-up growth. Production at their new smart factory in Doncaster, UK, is ready to take an increased number of orders, as they continue to build a strategic supply chain that it can partner with into the future. To learn more visit