Whirlpool UK management changes

Whirlpool general manager for Northern Europe Ian Railton

Ian Railton promoted to general manager of Northern Europe

Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has announced changes within its management structure.

Former MD of Whirlpool UK, Ian Railton has now been promoted to general manager, Northern Europe and is responsible for the Nordics, UK and Ireland. He will be based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Darren Harrison, who was head of service for Northern Europe has been promoted to market director UK and will report directly to Ian Railton.

Channel manager retail, Ian Knight has been promoted to head of service for Northern Europe, succeeding Darren Harrison.

General manager for Northern Europe, Ian Railton commented on the promotions of Darren Harrison and Ian Knight, remarking: “Darren has achieved significant successes within customer service during his time with Whirlpool, and I am confident that his strong leadership skills and relentless drive will be critical in achieving Whirlpool’s growth ambitions in the UK over the coming years, starting with the launch of a number of exciting new products in the market in 2014, focused on bringing innovation to consumers.”

He continued: “Ian has a wealth of experience in both commercial and operations roles, and this will be invaluable as he continues to build on the great work done by Darren over the past years.”

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