Date: 23 December 2020
Steve, who has been responsible for the launch and success of the business over the last 18 years, will guide a new management team in the UK.
HEGLA Group’s Managing Director, Bernhard Hoetger will take charge of the UK division as the transition takes place.
The UK management team will be based at the company’s new offices in Burntwood, Staffordshire and will be jointly responsible in promoting the company’s development in a number of areas including, product innovation and expansion, service and customer support.
Implementation of HEGLA UK’s strategy and management of its operations will be overseen by Bernhard Hoetger from January.
The UK team includes Greg Smith (Technical), Paul Gibbs, (Sales and Marketing), and Tim Johnson (Spares and Internal Sales). Together, they will manage new orders, installations and service and they will reflect the strategic importance of the Group’s interaction with its customers, its targets and its ambitions moving forward.
Steve Goble will continue to be a resource to the UK team on a wide variety of strategic matters.
Steve comments, “ The combined experience and knowledge of the UK team combined with the Hegla Group support from Germany, which has always been there, give me a high degree of confidence in HEGLA UK’s ability to remain a leading machinery, software and furnace supplier through the next phase of HEGLA UK’s strategic journey.
I have helped to shape this new team - both in terms of the executives and the allocation of responsibilities - with a view to ensuring that the company can work and act collectively. They will be able to execute the Group's priorities moving forward.”
Bernhard Hoetger, COO HEGLA Group comments, “It is essential that the HEGLA ethos continues its culture of openness and trust with customers. As a unified team this will ensure a smooth transition as Steve steps into a consultancy role. The aim is to continue moving forward positively and to ensure customers’ needs remain a top priority.”
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