UK/AUSTRIA: Daikin UK MD Martin Krutz has returned to Austria as CEO of the AHT Group to be replaced by Angela McGinlay, MD of Daikin Portugal.
The handover in leadership, which is effective as of today, March 1, follows Daikin’s acquisition of the AHT Group in November.
Angela McGinlay originally joined Daikin UK in 2010 as midlands branch manager, later becoming corporate affairs manager. After moving to the Daikin Europe HQ in Ostend as department manager of customer service and process improvement, McGinlay became MD of Daikin Portugal in 2016.
Martin Krutz’s appointment as CEO of the AHT Group builds on 28 years’ experience within the Daikin Group. Prior to his three years at Daikin UK, he held roles within the EMEA business reform office at Daikin Europe, as MD of Daikin Central Europe and Daikin Poland.
Krutz is taking over the helm at AHT from Frank Elsen, AHT’s former chief financial officer, who has been acting CEO since October.
McGinlay’s place at Daikin Portugal is taken by Jan Logghe, currently section manager distributor sales within Daikin Europe.