Iain McKinlay leaves Hansgrohe
Published: 14 June, 2013
Iain McKinlay, UK managing director of Hansgrohe, will leave at the end of June 2013, having worked for the company for 24 years.
Through his involvement in exhibitions, awards events and his extensive network of customers, Mr McKinlay has become widely known and, from his position at the helm of Hansgrohe UK, has introduced the company’s mixer taps, thermostatic controls and eco-friendly products to the market.
Having started the company in 1990, Mr McKinlay has overseen Hansgrohe UK’s growth from its first year of trading with sales of £800,000 and employing five people, to today’s level of sales exceeding £30m with 64 staff from expanded facilities in Esher and Woking.
Mr McKinlay said: “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.”
Mr McKinlay hands over control of the business to his existing senior management team, with Martin Mongan as the new managing director, and Helen Kronheim as director – finance and operations.