Leading kitchen appliance brand Whirlpool UK has appointed Stephen Rickersey as the head of its kitchen channel.
Stephen will be managing the kitchen channel, reporting to sales director Nick Hughes, and is tasked with bringing a new perspective to the company in order to deliver a strategy that focusses on developing Whirlpool as a premium appliance brand.
Stephen joined Whirlpool UK on 31 October from Mars Petcare UK, where he was the head of grocery sales, managing all grocery and discount channel customers. He joined Mars on the Graduate Scheme in 2006 and has led customer teams to number one rankings with grocery retailers. He has substantial experience managing a developed grocery business in addition to new channel growth, such as discounters.
“I’m excited to be joining the Whirlpool UK Appliances team, it’s a fascinating business and I look forward to working with all our customers,” said Stephen. “It’s a completely new challenge versus my previous role, but one that I look forward to learning about.”
Nick Hughes, sales director for Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd, added: “I am thrilled to welcome Steve to the team. I have no doubt that with his background, experience and attitude, he is going to make a great contribution to this kitchen channel which is so vital to our key priorities.”