New MD takes over at Interlevin Refrigeration

Jonathan Corns has held high level management positions outside the catering equipment industry.

Tefcold Group has appointed Jonathan Corns as the new MD for Interlevin Refrigeration.

Corns comes with a background from both large corporate and SMEs, having previously worked for Tennant Company, IMI Precision Engineering, Brammer Group and Danaher. He has held positions such as MD, head of sales, key account manager and other sales roles.

Tefcold CEO Jesper Kirkeby Hansen commented: “We are very happy to announce Jon as our new MD for Interlevin Refrigeration. Jon comes with a strong commercial background from positions in sales, marketing and most recently as MD of Tennant UK.

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“Knowing that we have strong industry knowledge in-house already, we decided to seek a candidate with a different industry background. One that can challenge how we look at things and how we work, but always with the aim of improving our customer experience.

“We are confident we have found that with Jon and look forward to developing Interlevin and our position in the market together.”

Corns himself added: “After 3 good years with Tennant, I am looking forward to working in Interlevin. Interlevin is a well-known brand, has a solid position in the market and a strong range of products.

“The owners of Interlevin have the ambition of creating the best company in the industry measured on growth, customer satisfaction and earnings. I am really excited to be part of fulfilling that ambition together with my new colleagues at Interlevin and Tefcold.”

Corns is 44 years old and has a degree in engineering.

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  1. Mike Roave said:

    Interesting appointment! Three good years at Tennant? He destroyed a successful business. If you look at the top line decrease since his appointment at Tennant you will see the ‘good three years’ he had.
    He would blame it on currency fluctuations, but really it was very poor management, he stripped out a very successful sales team and was unable to replace them effectively. If he manages by ego, like he did at Tennant I wish his new company all the best for the future, get ready for years of uncertainty.

  2. Toby Larone said:

    I have to agree with the above, I worked at Tennant for a number of years, and before Jon took over we were the best country in our region. He will say that he had sales experience (but he was never a sales person), he would say that he had leadership experience but never lead anything. If you look onto his LinkedIn profile he moves every two years, probably after he’s completed his destroy and exit. If I had to compare him to a football manager I would say he was Steve McLaren. Jon needs to look in the mirror, the person staring back at him is not as capable as the person he believes he is. After taking a top performing country and reducing it to the worst doesn’t demonstrate any skill at all. You’ll probably be writing about Jon’s next appointment in a couple of years, I just wish all the staff at his new place the best of luck. My advice to Jon, be honest with your ability, take the emotion out of your decisions and don’t lie.

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