Jonathon Wagstaff, current Chief Executive Officer of ALNO UK has announced his official resignation; coming as huge news to the KB industry, and no more than two weeks after the ALNO AG branch applied for insolvency.
Though a huge change, ALNO will ensure a smooth transition that will see Stuart Welburn – previously ALNO UK Finance Director and more recently, ALNO Contracts Managing Director – take up the role as Managing Director of ALNO UK. Welburn will begin his new role on 1st August this year and will also be acting as the ALNO UK Board Chairman.
Jonathon Wagstaff commented: ‘After nine years with ALNO UK, this was not an impulsive decision and has been my long-term plan for a period of time. I have been closely supporting and relinquishing duties to Stuart Welburn for a number of months in order to ensure a seamless leadership transition. I will be with ALNO UK in a Director capacity until 31st July 2017, and in the business until the end of September 2017. The real assets in any business are the people and whilst I am sad to leave, I am confident that the exceptional management team at ALNO UK will take it on to even greater things.’
Thankfully, Stuart Welburn has a wealth of experience in the KB sector and Alno specifically, and is looking forward to taking on new challenges in the role of MD, while aiming to secure ALNO UK’s position as a leading premium kitchen supplier for the future.
Welburn assured customer and retailers: “We are still operating business as usual with production in Germany continuing. The officers appointed by the German courts as part of ALNO AG’s self-appointed insolvency are making progress towards an ALNO AG restructure and we are positive that business will be sustained. I look forward to being a part of ALNO UK’s future.”
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