Grohe has announced the appointment of Kristine Skauge as its new leader for the UK as of April 2023. Kristine joins from within the Grohe business following a 10-year rise through the ranks in which she most recently led the brand’s marketing efforts across the Middle East and North Africa region. Kristine has also held senior posts within Grohe’s marketing functions in Northern Europe, spearheading the planning, development and implementation of major marketing strategies and initiatives.
Grohe has also announced the appointment of Chris Dodds as its new UK commercial leader who will steer strategy across multiple sales channels. Chris brings a wealth of industry experience and most recently was MD of Davroc Ltd, a major independent bathroom distributor. Previously, Chris has held senior posts in sales and management at Coalbrook and Ideal Bathrooms. Chris joined the business from 1st March 2023 and will report to Kristine.
Commenting on her appointment, Kristine Skauge said: “I look forward to leading the UK business after years of developing the Grohe brand in other markets. The UK has always stood out to me as a particularly exciting, fast-paced, multi-channel market and I look forward to continuing to build on the good work of my predecessors and the current leadership team.”
Rogier van Dis, leader, North West Europe, Lixil EMENA said: “I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Kristine and Chris, whose arrivals mark the start of a new and promising era for our UK team. Kristine has been a rising talent within the Grohe family and her astute marketing background across multiple territories makes her expertly placed to drive the brand forwards. Both Kristine and Chris bring vast amounts of industry-relevant experience, which will enable us to continue to cement our status as a strong commercial partner for our UK customers.”