Combi oven manufacturer Rational has appointed Simon Lohse as its UK MD, based in Luton.

His role commences on 1 December 2016.

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Lohse has worked within the industry for 25 years, and has been the MD of Hobart UK’s Service division since 2004.

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Rational believes his extensive experience of the technical sectors such as service, operations and logistics as well as his function as MD in a comparable company for more than 10 years will benefit the further development of the UK subsidiary.

Lohse will report to the executive vice president Europe, Rational AG, Götz Sauer.

Until December, Sauer will continue to oversee the UK business.