Renewable energy specialist Stiebel Eltron UK
has announced the appointment of Kevin Lewis as new regional sales manager for the South East.
Kevin joins with 30 years of experience in the heating and plumbing industry having worked for a range of industry leading merchants and manufacturers.
Kevin, from Littlehampton in West Sussex, will be developing the Stiebel Eltron brand in the South East with a focus on domestic ground and air source heat pump installations.
Kevin said: “This is fantastic opportunity to work with one of the renewable energy industry’s top manufacturers. I am looking forward to building on Stiebel Eltron’s presence in the South East region, developing our installer network and increasing consumer awareness.
“With many homes and businesses in off-gas areas reliant on oil or LPG, heat pump technology is a great fit in the South East. If the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is brought in this summer as hoped, thousands of property owners will be able to benefit from generous paybacks – this will be a significant kick-start to renewable installations across the region.”
Kevin said that Stiebel Eltron UK’s strong ethos towards customer support was a key reason for joining the company.
“Stiebel Eltron has a huge range of top quality products and I will be working hard to demonstrate that while they are not the cheapest on the market, they are certainly up there with the best.
“One of our key USPs is the high level of support offered to both installers and end users. The UK team prides itself on the expertise and service support available to customers – the collaborative approach starts from the design stage and continues throughout a project right up to commissioning and educating property owners about the technology.
“By offering a seven-year guarantee, we also give installers and end users confidence that the product will stand the test of time and that any issues will be resolved quickly and efficiently.”
Stiebel Eltron, which this year celebrates its 90th birthday, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ground and air source heat pumps, with the UK division launching in Merseyside in 2008.
Mark McManus, Stiebel Eltron UK managing director, said: “Kevin’s experience of both the heating / plumbing and renewable energy sectors will prove invaluable as we continue to grow our presence in the South East.
“His local knowledge will also assist in developing strong relationships with installers and giving them confidence that Stiebel Eltron heat pumps are the right fit for their projects.
“Kevin understands and believes in our ethos of only committing to work if we can find the right solution – we will never be a company that shoehorns a system in and walks away. Over the past seven years Stiebel Eltron UK has built up a reputation for high quality products and excellent customer service; with Kevin taking the lead in the South East we are sure that this will continue.”