Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd (CIH), part of electrical buying organisation Euronics, has announced that Paul Tyler its to be the new CEO of the company, starting on 11th January 2022. He replaces Guy Kinnell who stepped down from the role to "pursue a different path" earlier this month.
Tyler joins from the BSH Home Appliances Group where he has worked as channel director, retail and CP for the past 11 years, including periods spent as sales director for Siemens and sales and marketing director for Gaggenau. Prior to that, Tyler was at Miele for 21 years, leaving as sales director in 2010. He is an experienced leader with extensive sales and marketing expertise, a comprehensive knowledge of the domestic appliance market and independent retailing.
“I am joining CIH at an exciting time,” said Tyler. “The company has enjoyed a record growth in sales and membership through 2021. CIH has substantially increased its warehouse and distribution offering and is continuing to support its members during the pandemic and current supply chain challenges. This outstanding performance demonstrates the benefits of buying locally from an independent electrical retailer and I am looking forward to building on this very strong CIH presence in the years ahead.”
“The board and I have worked tirelessly to find a suitable replacement to take the business forward and believe we have now found the ideal candidate in Paul Tyler,” adds CIH chairman, Steve Scogings. “This is an extremely challenging but rewarding role. Paul’s industry knowledge and passion for independent retailers has always driven his career. We believe he will be an invaluable asset to the company and will help us embark on a new chapter that will cement our position as the leading buying group in the market.”