Former Ideal Standard boss moves to Bathroom Brands

Stephen Ewer, the former managing director at Ideal Standard, is the new CEO at Bathroom Brands Group.

Ewer became UK md of  Ideal Standard in September of 2017 and the appointment of new managing director David Barber was formally announced last week.

Rene Maan held the CEO role at Bathrooms Brands from April 2017 to December 2018 and there has been no formal replacement until now.

Bathroom Brands says Ewer’s time at Ideal Standard saw him develop and grow the business in the UK and internationally. He joins former Ideal Standard European vice president Roger Cooper who joined Bathroom Brands in 2012 as a non-executive director.

He is now chairman of the company.

“I’m very excited to be joining the Bathroom Brands Group,” Ewer said. “The business is well positioned to navigate the current crisis and emerge prepared to embrace both the challenges and opportunities that will face the industry”

The company said it that throughout the current lockdown, while strictly adhering to government guidelines, it remains ‘open’ for customers and continues to maintain high levels of product availability.

Bathroom Brands founder Patrick Riley said: “We are in great shape financially to weather the current pandemic and are delighted to welcome Stephen as our new CEO. He will bring new energy and focus on strengthening our position as a market leader.”

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