Haier Europe UK & Ireland CEO to step down after 33 years of service
After a long and successful career at Candy Hoover Group and most recently Haier Europe, David Meyerowitz, CEO UK & Ireland, has announced he will retire and leave the Company on 31st December 2023 after 33 years of service.
David joined the Haier group in 1990 and previously served as Group Sales Director and Chief Operating Officer.
During his long service, David has been involved in four UK/Ireland mergers and acquisitions His communication of clear, ambitious visions and strategies along with his deep experience in commercial deployment to ensure effective execution have been instrumental in delivering sustainable growth.
Jean Pascal Rey, Chief Commercial Officer of Haier Europe commented: “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.”
David 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, learning, overcoming challenges, and 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.
“Retirement from operational roles is not an end, but a new beginning. I am commencing some exciting opportunities in Non-Executive Directorships, Advisory, Mentoring and Coaching roles. The first of which is to Chair the Business and Enterprise Board for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
“Importantly, whilst gaining these new experiences, this new chapter also allows me to spend more quality time with my wonderful wife, Helen who has been by my side always offering her steadfast support, encouragement and understanding whilst providing a loving family foundation upon which to deliver my professional dreams. Now we can have more time with our loved ones and embark on some adventures together that have long been put on hold.”
“I am leaving the business in the capable hands of those that will continue the Vision 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.”
With effect from 1 September 2023, David will move to a new Strategic Advisor, UK & Ireland role where David will support the UK & Irish business to transition to the new Managing Director UK & Ireland, as well as allowing time for David to complete a number of important strategic projects before year-end.
Neil Tunstall will join Haier Europe as the new UK&I Market Leader, in the position of Managing Director UK & Ireland with effect from 1st September 2023. Neil is an internationally experienced business leader with a strong marketing and commercial background and a proven track record of success across complex consumer goods markets.
Before serving Jacuzzi as President for the EMEA, Asia & Australasia regions, Neil held several general management and leadership positions at Whirlpool EMEA and Indesit Company for 25 years.
Neil commented: “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 company’s 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.”