Haier Europe CEO UK & Ireland David Meyerowitz to retire

IndustryNews Tue 22nd Aug 2023 by KBBFocus

Haier Europe CEO UK & Ireland David Meyerowitz to retire

Haier Europe CEO UK & Ireland David Meyerowitz to retire

After 33 years of service at Candy Hoover Group and Haier Europe, David Meyerowitz, Haier Europe’s CEO UK & Ireland, has announced his retirement. He will leave the company on 31st December 2023. 

Meyerowitz joined the Haier Group in 1990 and previously held the positions of sales director and chief operating officer. During his time with the global appliance brand, Meyerowitz was involved in four UK/Ireland mergers.

With effect from 1st September 2023, Meyerowitz will move to the position of strategic advisor UK & Ireland, where he will support the transition of incoming managing director UK & Ireland, Neil Tunstall, who takes up his new role at the same time.

Tunstall previously worked at Jacuzzi as president for the EMEA, Asia & Australasia regions, and held several general management and leadership positions at Whirlpool EMEA and Indesit Company for 25 years.

Jean Pascal Rey, Haier Europe’s chief commercial officer, said: “I would like to thank David for his long service and considerable contribution to the UK & Irish operations where David has played a key role in the significant growth and success of the UK & Irish business over many years. We all would like to wish David a long and happy retirement when he leaves the Company at the end of the year.”

Meyerowitz said: “I am filled with a profound sense of gratitude and nostalgia. This experience, which began so many years ago, has been nothing short of extraordinary. It has been a journey of growth, of learning, of overcoming challenges, and of forging life-long connections. My sincere thanks and appreciation goes to all my colleagues, mentors, customers, suppliers, press and community representatives, both past and present. Many of these have become close friends. Through their outstanding support, guidance, and camaraderie, we have created some wonderful memories, conquered seemingly impossible challenges, and enjoyed the celebration of so many remarkable successes together.

“I am leaving the business in the capable hands of those that will continue the 1Vision journey to become the home appliances number one in the UK and Ireland. I have no doubt that the brands, customers, and colleagues (the power of three) will continue to deliver great success together in the future.  I look forward to watching on and to meeting when our paths cross again. Meanwhile continue to Dream, Believe, Achieve.”  

Upon his retirement, Meyerowitz is due to take on some non-executive directorships, advisory, mentoring and coaching roles, staring with the chair of the Business and Enterprise Board for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

Tunstall said: “I am delighted to join Haier UK & Ireland and continue the great work and vision set out by David. I am extremely excited to work with the leadership team to continue to execute the five-year plan and carry on the great work by the team to drive profitability and business growth and the long-term success of the company.”


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