Catering equipment supply giant Nisbets is switching its management executives, with MD Paul McMahon stepping down and Klaus Goeldenbot joining as CEO.
Beginning his Nisbets role on 4 September, Goeldenbot has spent 15 years at global electronic and industrial components company RS Components, where his most recent role was president of the £1.2bn turnover company, which has operations in 28 countries.
Prior to this he spent 10 years with Wϋrth, a world leader in assembly and fastening materials gaining cross functional experience across all departments including logistics, marketing and his biggest passion, sales.
Commenting on his new position, Goeldenbot stated: “I am very excited to be working with everyone at Nisbets to write the next successful chapter of the Nisbets story. Building upon the great foundation created by Andrew Nisbet and Paul McMahon, we will continue to deliver exceptional customer service and constantly innovate to add value to our customers and suppliers to further expand Nisbets as a global player in the catering industry.”
Chairman Andrew Nisbet added: “I am delighted to welcome Klaus as Nisbets CEO. Attracting someone of Klaus’s calibre to Nisbets is a reflection of the strength and culture of our business. Klaus brings excellent knowledge and experience to the business as we continue to drive our ambitious growth plans.
“I would like to personally thank Paul McMahon for presiding as Nisbets MD for the last 19 years. Paul has overseen an incredible growth period at Nisbets and it has been an absolute pleasure to have worked with him.”
Since McMahon joined the firm in April 1998, he has driven a huge turnover increase from £19.6m to the latest total of £321.1m for 2016.