De’Longhi Group UK has appointed former Magimix MD Neal Jones as UK MD in charge of its kitchen appliance brands: Kenwood and De’Longhi.
Reporting to Nigel Wainwright, Commercial Director for North and East Europe, Neal will be responsible for the UK arm of the business, based out of Kenwood and De’Longhi’s UK headquarters in Havant, Hampshire.
He joins De’Longhi Group UK on June 3, following two years as MD at Magimix UK. Previous posts include commercial manager at Grampian Country Food Group and director of marketing for Brita water filters.
Commenting on the appointment, Nigel Wainwright said: “Neal brings not only experience of the premium small appliance market to his new position, but also knowledge of commercial structure and marketing acumen from his past roles.
“We’re confident that Neal’s skills, combined with the strength of the De’Longhi and Kenwood brands, will help to reinforce their leading market positions and presence in UK households in the coming years. We are delighted that he has chosen to join the De’Longhi Group UK.”
Neal added: “Having admired the work of Kenwood and De’Longhi from afar, I’m now very excited to be joining the team at De’Longhi Group. I am really impressed by the company’s long-term vision for growing the market for small domestic appliances, coupled with the incredible wealth of talent and innovative resources available to succeed