Haier Europe has announced the death of Chris Bennett, channel director for electrical specialists.
Bennett was well-known, highly-respected and valued within the industry and as a member of the UK senior leadership team at Haier. He worked with the commercial and logistics teams, leading a successful project to deliver operational excellence.
He joined Hoover more than 13 years ago and has made significant contributions to the business. Before that, he was at Whirlpool for more than 11 years.
David Meyerowitz, chief executive at Haier UK and RoI, said: “Chris will be greatly missed both personally and professionally by friends, colleagues and many in the industry. All of our thoughts and support are with Chris’s family at this extremely sad time, especially his wife and three young children.”
After being unwell in 2019, Bennett returned to the business in November last year, but unfortunately and unexpectedly passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 4.
Friends and colleagues can make donations in his memory to the Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital.