Wednesday, 19 January 2011

BSH UK CEO Uwe Hanneck retires

Michael Steinle

Uwe Hanneck, CEO of BSH UK, has retired after nearly 40 years heading up Neff and the BSH Group subsidiary, and has been succeeded by Michael Steinle.
In 1972, Hanneck was tasked with establishing a British subsidiary for Neff, which was unknown in the UK.
 By the time he left the country, to run Neff France in 1979, the UK turnover had reached over £13million.
He is widely credited for introducing the concept of selling kitchen furniture with built-in appliances as a ‘package’; a principle that is now established as an industry standard.
In 1981, Uwe Hanneck returned to the UK as MD of kitchen furniture manufacturer F.W. Wrighton & Sons.
But in 1983 he returned to run Neff UK, when it was bought by the Bosch Siemens Home Appliances Group.

Former CEO of BSH UK
Uwe Hanneck has retired 

In 1990, Hanneck became CEO of BSH UK, heading up Bosch, Siemens, Neff and Gaggenau brands in the country.
Hanneck has chaired industry bodies, including Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Electrical Appliances (AMDEA) and the Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom National Training Group (KBB NTG).
He has been succeeded by Michael  Steinle, CEO of BSH Huschallsapparater AB in Northern Europe, where he was responsible for Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and the Baltic states.
Steinle started his career with BSH in 1982 as a graduate trainee in Siemens in Munich and has spent the past 28 years working for the group.

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