Simeon Gabriel is the new managing director at Hettich UK as former-MD Tim Leedham retired earlier this year.
With over 17 years of international kitchen industry experience, Gabriel was formerly managing director of filter specialist and British export success story Doulton Drinking Water.
Gabriel said: “Hettich is a global business with a family ethos, improving people’s lives through clever engineering. It is a very exciting prospect to lead Hettich UK with its solid brand and great people, combined with products which offer innovative solutions, not only to our direct customers but to their customers and to the end-users who use the products in their daily lives.”
Speaking about Hettich UK’s growth prospects and direction, Gabriel said: ”As the functionality and aesthetics of people’s homes become more important, the quality and intelligence of Hettich’s core products gives them significant growth potential. Our focus is to help customers add value to their businesses, which means prioritising their needs while also understanding those of the consumers they serve.”