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Methven announces appointment of new CEO
Methven, the global designer and manufacturer of premium showers and tapware, has announced the appointment of Martin Walker as the new CEO of Methven UK, following the resignation of Steve Lee.
Martin, who will take up his new role on August 11th, joins Methven from creative plastics manufacturer Curver UK where he was Managing Director for the UK and Ireland.
During Martin's three years at Curver he led the business through a major turnaround and achieved significant sales and profit improvement. Previously, Martin spent 12 years at Brita where he held a number of senior roles including that of sales director.
Current CEO Steve Lee is departing Methven to concentrate on other business interests.
David Banfield, Group CEO at Methven, says: "Since joining Methven in 2010, Steve has been instrumental in the restructure of the UK operation creating a sustainable business for the future. He has helped the group - and me personally, to improve our understanding and customer focus on both a national and international stage, and we thank him for his superb work.
"I am really pleased to have secured someone of Martin's proven ability to help take Methven forward. He has substantial experience both internationally and across different sectors, and I know he is hugely excited by the opportunities we face at Methven and we look forward to welcoming him on board."
Martin will report to David and assume a position on the Global Management Team responsible for developing group-wide strategy along with its existing members.
Steve Lee says: "I am immensely proud of what we have all achieved at Methven in the last four years. The business is in great shape, with fantastic people and I look forward to seeing Methven's continuing success in the years to come."
13th June 2014