Neil Whitaker-Johnson has been appointed by The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG) as regional sales manager for the Midlands.
The KBBG, which is part of Der Kreis and a buying group for independent kitchen and bathroom specialists, has hired Whitaker-Johnson as part of its sales team.
He has held positions as national and regional sales manager across companies including Blanco, Faith Furniture, Astracast and 1810.
He said: “This is a very exciting time in the industry and is a tremendous opportunity. I have watched the KBBG develop and grow, delivering substantial benefits for the independent kitchen and bathroom specialist. Times are always challenging for business and this is certainly the right time for the independent retailer to come on board.”
Bill Miller, managing director of the Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group, said: “Neil joins the company with excellent industry skills, market knowledge and experience. Neil’s credentials are vital to meet our ambitious targets and to develop the company to the next level of business growth. We are thrilled to have Neil on board.”