Hansgrohe MD McKinlay leaves company

17 Jun, 13

MD of Hansgrohe, Iain McKinlay leaves the tap and shower specialist after 23 years

UK managing director of Hansgrohe Iain McKinlay has left the company and been succeeded by Martin Mongan and director of finance and operations Helen Kronheim.

McKinlay started the company in 1990 and has overseen its growth from its first year of trading, with sales of £800,000 and employing five staff, to £30m with 64 staff in Esher and Woking. Turning 60 in October, McKinlay commented: “After 35 years in the kitchen and bathroom industry, I have decided to leave Hansgrohe. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who helped us grow the business in the way it has happened.

“Firstly, I would like to thank the staff at Hansgrohe, some of whom have been there for nearly as long as me, for their loyalty, work ethic and expertise. Their willingness to go the extra mile has been exemplary. Secondly, I wish to say a huge thank you to our fantastic client base, many of whom have been selling the product since day one. Taking a product that does not work on traditional UK water systems to become the number one brand in showers and taps proves the quality of British and Irish retailers. May I wish you and your staff every success, both personally and professionally.”

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