New MD for Daikin UK


04 March 2019
Angela McGinlay
Martin Krutz
Angela McGinlay is the new managing director of Daikin UK, with Martin Krutz returning to Austria as CEO of the recently acquired AHT Group.

Angela McGinlay had been managing director of Daikin Air Conditioning Portugal since 2016 and returns to Daikin UK, having originally joined the company in 2010 as branch manager and then corporate affairs manager. After moving to Daikin Europe HQ as department manager of customer service and process improvement, she has steered Daikin Portugal through three years of rapid expansion.
Martin Krutz’s appointment as CEO of the AHT Group builds on 28 years’ experience within the Daikin Group, most recently three years at Daikin UK and, prior to that, roles within the EMEA Business Reform Office at Daikin Europe, as MD of Daikin Central Europe and MD of Daikin Poland. 

Mark Dyer, commercial director of Daikin UK, said: “On behalf of all Daikin UK employees, I would like to say that it has been an absolute pleasure working with Martin over the last three years, a time during which Daikin UK has gone from strength to strength. He leaves the business in a very positive position, expanding steadily with a skilled team and strong people-centred culture which, together with continued product innovations, will ensure that we are ready to take on the opportunities and challenges ahead. We look forward to welcoming Angela to take us forward on the next stage of this journey.”

Jan Logghe, previously section manager distributor sales within Daikin Europe HQ, is the new MD in Portugal.

Wim De Schacht, vice president of Daikin Europe, said: “I have absolute confidence in Angela McGinlay’s ability to lead Daikin onwards to even greater successes. For Martin too, this represents an exciting new challenge, but one that we are sure he is more than equal to, as is Jan in his new role within Daikin Portugal.

“We would like to thank them all for their continued commitment, efforts and achievements that contribute to the ongoing expansion of the Daikin group and wish them all the best in their new roles.”

Daikin Europe completed the acquisition of AHT Group last month as part of Daikin’s strategy to strengthen its business within the refrigeration market by building on AHT’s expertise in high efficiency refrigeration and freezing systems for supermarkets and convenience stores. Together with Daikin’s 2016 acquisition of the Zanotti Group, which specialises in commercial, industrial and transport refrigeration equipment, this latest acquisition is designed to consolidate Daikin’s position in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.
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