The Hansgrohe Group is delighted to announce that Jay Phillips, Director of Sales, Global Projects EMEA, is to take on an expanded role incorporating worldwide global projects. With effect from October, Phillips will assume extended responsibilities, leading the Hansgrohe Group’s Global Projects division through 34 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices all over the world, further collaborating with stakeholders in the hospitality, residential and marine sectors. This new appointment is a major step in making the company’s international network of project consultants even more available and reliable for global architects and designers, specifiers and investors.
Phillips will continue to be based at The Water Studio, Clerkenwell, London, and will report directly to Hans-Juergen Kalmbach, Vice President Sales for Asia Pacific and Global Projects. Kalmbach comments; “Jay has successfully led our team and plans across the EMEA region, intensifying our partnerships with customer stakeholders and developing systems and sales processes to add further value to our customers. This extended role will leverage Hansgrohe’s strong global position, in faucets, showers and mixers, by connecting regions and key account customers. Jay will continue to work closely with our Projects Leadership teams, aligning strategies to create further customer value.” Kalmbach continues, “Our commitment to design, innovation, quality and sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Hansgrohe. Coupled with Jay’s leadership, experience and passion to surpass customer expectations, we strive to be a global partner that delivers the very best showering and faucets experience for specifiers and consumers alike.”
With a rich experience spanning over 21 years in the sanitary industry, Phillips has worked for Grohe and Kohler and started his career at Hansgrohe UK in 2012 as Head of Projects. During his tenure, he played an instrumental role in driving the projects division forward to achieve record sales growth, which in 2014 saw him progress to Sales Director – Projects. Phillips has gain increased responsibility for driving global strategy for the EMEA regions and accelerated key accounts across the prominent hospitality sector.
Phillips comments; “I am excited to be extending my role and look forward to further building and maintaining strong relationships with influential decision makers and continuing to develop our plans for the Hansgrohe Group. As a team, we work closely with all stakeholders to provide our project partners with expert advice that will in turn allow them to increase project efficiency by saving time and money, together with offering reassurance and design inspiration for the AXOR and hansgrohe brands.”