Aqualisa appoints new CEO

Mat Norris has been appointed as chief executive officer at Aqualisa. Norris will replace Colin Sykes, who has held the position since 2018.

Sykes will remain a strategic advisor and a non-executive director until December when he will semi-retire and focus on other non-executive roles.

In this role, Norris will spearhead Aqualisa’s product expansion and innovation strategy and have ambitious plans for growth of the organisation.

Kevin Sargeant, chairman of Aqualisa, said: “Mat’s vast expertise from within the manufacturing and technical engineering industries, combined with his significant leadership track record and visionary approach, positions him perfectly to accelerate Aqualisa to the next level in its journey of growth.”

“I would like to thank Colin Sykes for his significant contribution to the business over the last five years, and for his ongoing commitment and support through this period of transition.”

Norris said: “Aqualisa has a strong heritage of innovating shower technologies, and the team clearly takes great pride in ensuring our customers enjoy the ultimate showering experience. I am thrilled to be joining our 260 dedicated team members at such a pivotal chapter in the organisation’s history, and I look forward to working with the outstanding management team that Colin has established at Aqualisa.

“My mission is to accelerate our innovation strategy, while ensuring operational excellence and the agility to meet our long-term growth, profitability and sustainability objectives. I am also eager to continue to build upon the valued relationships we have developed with our loyal customer, client and installer network in the UK, and internationally.”

Norris Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Exeter and has an extensive career in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. He has worked for Ford Motor Company, Philips and most recently, ventilation firm Titon.

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