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NEWS | Round-up People


RANGEMASTER ROBERT STEIN


British appliance, sinks and taps manufacturer, Rangemaster, has appointed Robert Stein as its new product manager for appliances. Stein is joining with over five years’ product planning experience, having previously worked for global brands such as Sony Electronics and JCB. In his new role, he will be monitoring key market trends while working closely with the engineering and development teams. “I’m delighted to join the team, I have a great passion for the brand and can’t wait to evolve Rangemaster’s product offering with the latest innovations.”


Here’s a look at this month’s KBB appointments


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COMMENT & OPINION


Paul Crow “We need a more cohesive strategy between retailers and manufacturers and we need this rapidly” pg 20


GEBERIT ANDY CARD


AND CRINA NITURA


Bathroom manufacturer Geberit has expanded its UK retail team with two senior appointments. Andy Card has joined the team from Aqualisa as area sales manager for the Midlands, bringing with him a wealth of senior experience and industry knowledge from across the sector. Geberit has also appointed Crina Nitura as area sales manager for north London. Nitura brings more than seven years of retail manage ment and customer- focused sales experience to the Geberit team.


MYLIFE BATHROOMS SEAN MCCREADIE


MyLife Bathrooms has announced the appointment of Sean McCreadie as its new area sales manager for Scotland and the North. McCreadie – who brings over 18 years’ KBB experience to the role, having previously worked for Novellini and Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) – will be responsible for delivering the bathroom brand’s growth plans for the region. McCreadie said of his new role: “I’m delighted to be joining MyLife Bathrooms at a hugely exciting time and hope my knowledge and experience can continue to drive the business forward.”


Malcolm Scott “With events like the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards taking place, there is light at the end of the tunnel” pg 22


Wayne Dance


“Optimism and a belief in the future is paramount – even if you’re personally feeling nervous and worried” pg 24


TKC


NEIL MUNRO


TKC has appointed Neil Munro as its new group operations director. Munro is joining the company with vast sector experience, most recently spending 15 years with Howdens, where he held a variety of board-level roles and was responsible for warehousing, logistics and the supply chain. “The business is expanding rapidly, and I’m excited to be part of their growth,” Munro said. “I’m confident that my industry expertise and experience will help us meet the dual challenges of increased customer demand and ensuring service excellence.”


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HARRISON BATHROOMS MARTIN VOISEY


Martin Voisey has joined Harrison Bathrooms as retail sales director. He brings 28 years’ of industry experience and his main objective will be to use his specialist knowledge and industry expertise to grow the brand’s Scudo range, with the help of the existing sales team. Harrison Bathrooms has also announced the appointment of four new area sales managers: Danyal Qureshi (South-East central), Derek Cowan (Scotland), Wayne Cooney (Ireland), and Kevin Pearman (south Wales and South-West).


UNIDRAIN


JULIA WEISE HELLUM


Julia Weise Hellum has been appointed as the new key account manager at Unidrain. Weise Hellum originally trained as a market economist, previously working with Danish and international brands within both the fashion and construction industries. She said: “I’m looking forward to travelling the world with a Danish product. I’ve lived abroad for many years, so can definitely vouch for the fact that Danish design has an excellent reputation. Unidrain’s products fully live up to this standing. I look forward to demonstrating that to the outside world.”


Nick Orme


“A key driver of innovation in smart kitchen tech is the desire for more accuracy and consistency” pg 26


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· October 2021


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