After a career at Meyer Group that spans 31 years – playing a leading role in the company’s development since its early days – Geoff Gorst has decided it is time “to now take life a bit easier”. Well known to so many in the industry, Geoff is leaving Meyer Group at the end of June.
Geoff commented: “Having commuted each week away from my home in Scotland for the last 16 years, this decision will enable me to focus the time and energy on my home life, family and health in a way that has not been possible during my recent career.”
For many years Geoff sat on Meyer’s board, initially as UK sales director, and for the past six years as business development director for the EMEA region.
Mark Ivory, chairman of Meyer Group reflected on some of Geoff’s career highlights: “Geoff joined Meyer in January 1989 and quickly established himself as a successful driver of the company’s sales. He is widely credited with establishing the Circulon brand distribution that enabled it to achieve its position as the most desired premium non-stick cookware in the UK market.
“He led a strong sales organisation for many years as UK sales director, building a substantial business across all retail channels, and becoming a well recognised and respected industry figure. Geoff’s more recent responsibilities involved leading the company’s development a cross the EMEA region and pushing forward the market leadership position it enjoys in the Middle East.
“On behalf of the board and all colleagues I would like to express our true appreciation of Geoff’s commitment, loyalty and good humour throughout his time at Meyer”.
Geoff added: “I have had a wonderful career at Meyer. The company supported me throughout all of my 31 years with them. It will be an emotional moment leaving, However as I look at the strengths of the team today, and the new innovation it continues to bring to market I know the company will only continue to grow from strength to strength”.
Meyer will announce its new organisational structure for EMEA in the near future.
Top: Well known industry figure for over three decades: Meyer’s Geoff Gorst (pictured left) with guests at The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2009.