UK appliance manufacturer, GDHA, has today announced that its chief executive, Denver Hewlett, has resigned from the company, stating “the time is right for me to hand over the reins.”
Denver joined the GDHA group as the Belling marketing director in 1996 and has since gone on to develop the Belling brand into some with broad appeal and a comprehensive range of products.
In 2001, Denver was promoted to chief executive of the newly created GDHA, becoming the custodian of brands such as Stoves, New World, Belling and Lec Refrigeration.
Commenting on Denver’s recent decision, CEO Andy Griffiths stated “It is with great sadness that we have accepted Denver’s decision to leave GDHA. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Denver for his dedicated service to Glen Dimplex and its people. Specifically I would like to acknowledge the early part of Denver’s career in the re-establishment of the Belling brand. We all wish Denver the very best for the future.”
Denver himself then remarked “This has been a difficult decision to make as I have enjoyed a long and rewarding career with GDHA and have a great deal of affection for the brands and the people.When Glen Dimplex bought Belling out of receivership in 1992, I never thought that twenty years later I would be overseeing the brand’s centenary celebrations!
“I feel the time is right for me to hand over the reins to somebody new. I wish the team all the best for the future and am confident they will ensure that GDHA is a major player in the domestic appliance market for many years to come.”
Denver will be officially leaving his role in December 2017.GDHA | gdha.com