Ron Blount has announced he will be stepping down as managing director of sink manufacturer Blanco UK in January 2016.
Simon Hart, Blanco’s head of sales, will be his successor. He was promoted to the position in June last year.
Blount’s decision to leave the role was made three years ago and since that time he has been planning and implementing his succession strategy.
Talking about his successor, Blount said Hart is a, “strategic thinker and a team player who has held executive roles in the kitchen industry and is highly respected for his achievements”.
He added: “He is a perfect fit for the UK team and for our German shareholders and I’m delighted that he accepted the position knowing that he brings fresh ideas, process improvements, and a desire for ever greater customer service through his ability, drive and determination.”