Bristan Group appoints new interim CEO

Ken Ellis is to take up the role of interim CEO of bathroom brassware group Bristan. Currently the group’s Chief Financial Officer, Ellis replaces Darius Padler, who is leaving Bristan to take up a new opportunity closer to his home in Germany.

Ken Ellis Bristan
Ken Ellis, Bristan interim CEO
Darius Padler Bristan
Darius Padler, outgoing Bristan CEO

Padler has been with the Group’s parent company, Masco, for over 20 years.  He leaves the US-owned operation to take on a new CEO position for a European-based business at the end of this year.

Ellis has extensive experience in the kitchen and bathrooms business, and has spent 22 years at Bristan Group. He says: “It’s been a pleasure to work with such an admired leader as Darius.  During this time, the business has gone from strength to strength, gaining market share with our three brands; Bristan, Heritage and Cascade. We all wish Darius the very best for the future.

“We remain focused on keeping business flowing for our customers and continuing to deliver customer-inspired products and services.”

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