Regional director of CBI joins Ebac
Manufacturer of chest freezers, dehumidifers, water coolers and fround source heat pumps Ebac Ltd, part of the Ebac Group, has appointed Dianne Sharp as chief executive.
Sharp is regional director of the CBI, a trustee of Key Fund and has been managing director of SCM Pharma.She joins Ebac from a decade spent at County Durham electrical component maker Mechetronics.
She will be responsible for the day-to day-production of Ebac Limited, product quality and will support the growth plans of the company.
The company aims to double its 200-strong workforce as it expands its product range, having already started producing Norfrost Chest Freezers at its premises in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Ebac is also set to become a UK manufacturer of washing machines, having invested £7million into the new products.
Chief executive of parent company Ebac Group, Pamela Petty, said: “I am very pleased that Dianne has agreed to join Ebac Limited.This is an exciting time as the company launches new products to the market, and targets significant growth, and to have someone of Dianne’s calibre on the senior team will be extremely beneficial.”
On joining the company, Dianne Sharp commented: “Ebac is an innovative and forward-thinking company and this position takes me back to my manufacturing roots. I am looking forward to supporting Pamela and working with the team at Ebac as the company grows, expands into new products and markets and continues to be a major contributor to the local economy.”
John Elliott, who founded Ebac in 1972, remains as chairman of the Ebac Foundation and, along with the Trustees will continue to lead the long-term strategy of the business.