Group Chief Executive Officer
As a successful experienced executive operating internationally, Chris’s career has taken him from the practical managing of operations and services to overall responsibility for directing operational and financial business performance.
Throughout his career Chris has focused on attaining technical and business excellence by consistently delivering and exceeding set objectives. This approach has helped Chris lead companies from start-up, through extensive change and controlled expansion, moving smaller businesses into fully integrated business units operating within large PLCs.
Chris has wide-ranging experience in acquisitions, fund raising, disposals, underperforming businesses, distressed businesses, family businesses lacking succession capability and management buy-outs. His success stems from clarity of focus, hard work, persistence and resilience in the face of resistance and adversity, excellent technical knowledge, commercial insight and astuteness, and the ability to engage, inspire and motivate people.
Vice President Americas
Wenceslau has more than 30 years of experience acquired with multinational companies, including Alcan (Novelis), BASF and Confab Brazil. Starting his working life with Bundy as an intern on product development engineering, Wenceslau worked his way up the organisation to become general manager and Bundy’s US business development director. He is now a member of the executive team and holds the position of Vice President, Americas.
With extensive business experience, Wenceslau has conducted negotiations with customers and suppliers across the US and Latin America. He has knowledge of a variety of areas across the organisation, including finance, process engineering, HR and manufacturing.
Communication, strong negotiation skills and a hands-on approach have been key to his success in business development, as an engineer and a manager.
Vice President Turkey
As a qualified engineer, Inan began his career as a Quality Engineer before being promoted to business unit manager. Having worked with various multinational firms as a plant manager, Inan took on responsibility for Bundy operations in Turkey in 2017, and in 2018 he was appointed general manager of Bundy Refrigeration Turkey and Hungary, and is now Vice President Turkey.
With an extensive career in refrigeration, Inan has experience in manufacturing systems, engineering and quality systems. He is an expert on welding and assembly processes and has played a key role in several lean transformations.
His leadership style is focused on excellence, coaching and directive mentoring and Inan’s experience and personal qualities have enabled him to manage various company transformations, whilst creating a collaboratıve environment.
Group Chief Financial Officer
As a determined finance professional, Sertuğ is experienced in a variety of industries with multinational companies, ranging from the oils and fats industry to household appliances.
He has directed a range of functional and operational finance management tasks, including strategic business planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial statement analysis, costing, cash flow management, capex management, audit and tax.
Throughout his career, Sertuğ’s main objective has been improving business performance and ensuring accurate and timely reporting. He is adept at identifying challenges and proposing solutions to management teams and business owners.
Sertuğ’s strength stems from his hard work, confidence, analytical thinking, technical knowledge, self-motivation and resistance in the face of complex environments.
Vice President Europe
Jim Peden brings a wealth of experience to Bundy’s operations in Germany, Italy and Hungary. His expertise in capital investment delivery, asset management and operational excellence are key to his role as Vice President in this important region.
Jim graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and holds an MBA from the University of Bradford, England. His career includes a host of international achievements having worked in the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America.
Throughout an impressive career in engineering and management, Jim has delivered board level guidance and expert advisory services, covering strategic developments, operational transitions and investments, and FID diligence transactions to PLC, AIM companies and independent clients.
Group Corporate Assurance Manager
Jamie is a highly experienced HSEQ and corporate assurance professional who oversees Bundy Refrigeration’s corporate standards.
Having worked with clients in many countries, cultures and sectors, Jamie brings a wealth of global experience to support Bundy Refrigeration as it applies fair, honest, respectful, and safe standards across its business units.
His key strengths are in environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, including corporate social responsibility (CSR) and climate change. His expertise also includes establishing standards in business ethics and business conduct as well as managing external providers within supply chains.
Jamie acts as an HSEQ and corporate assurance consultant for Quensh HSEQ Specialists, a global HSEQ consultancy appointed by Bundy Refrigeration as its HSEQ and business conduct advisor.
Group Internal Auditor
Jeremy has enjoyed a distinguished career in private practice and as a financial director for companies in the UK, Europe and Far East.
With a ‘big four’ audit background with Ernst & Young LLP, Jeremy is strong on financial analysis, consolidation, audit, tax and due diligence.
Among his accomplishments are corporate integration and restructuring projects, implementation of ERP projects and large capital project financing. He is proficient in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and US GAAP, the accounting standard adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jeremy has wide industry experience including the energy sector and has practised in retail, real estate, transport and haulage, automotive, information, technology and media.
He is a skilled motivator and approachable leader with a high level of technical acumen, drive and openness.
Bundy Europe Head of Finance
Chris Johnstone is a finance professional with extensive experience in finance, risk management, and business leadership. He spent seven years at a top tier investment bank in finance, operational and risk roles, then several years in financial reporting and management roles at an oil major before moving to an energy services group. Chris also held senior finance positions in construction, technology startups and the public sector.
He is well versed in implementation of multi-company ERP systems, financial and operational reporting automation and providing crucial strategic advice for board decision-making in areas such as resource allocation, business investments and restructuring. With his ability to build persuasive relationships, lead teams, and offer clear analysis, Chris brings valuable strengths to Bundy Refrigeration in his role as Bundy Europe Head of Finance.
Chris has an MSc in Economics from the University of Glasgow and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).
Engineering & Procurement Manager
Lucas is a mechanical engineer with over 25 years of experience in multinational companies like Schneider Electric, Sanmina and Diebold Nixdorf acting in the fields of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering.
His background includes management experience in all manufacturing processes including product development, quality, process and industrial engineering, material planning, distribution centre management, costs and management of business units.
During his career, Lucas accomplished important projects such as the transfer and startup of new plants and the turnaround of business performance. He has experience in structured work to reduce costs, building teams focused on results, and implementation of new products and processes.
Lucas is analytic in his approach, focused on results, and has strong management skills based on LeanSix Sigma methodology to deliver operational excellence.
He started at Bundy Refrigeration in 2017 as a consultant, taking over as Curitiba plant manager in 2018.
Operations Manager, Brazil
Luiz Silva has a degree in mechanical engineering, a postgraduate degree in business administration, and an MBA in corporate finance. His career spans 26 years directing national and multinational companies in the automotive, electronics, and automation equipment fields, and in operations management covering planning, logistics, procurement, maintenance, production, quality, and engineering departments.
Luiz has extensive experience in managing and reorganising manufacturing operations through gains in productivity (labour, OEE, outsourcing, logistics, procurement, and VSM), improving service levels and quality, implementing HSE culture, and experience in certification (ISO, ROHS, TS, and VDA 6.3) and the implementation of culture, measuring results through KPIs, as well as ensuring standards are maintained.
Luiz Silva is a Black Belt in Six Sigma and a specialist in Lean-manufacturing.
He joined Bundy Refrigeration in October 2021.
Finance Manager, Brazil
Sergio is a chartered accountant with a 30-year career working in multinational companies, including seven years at KPMG. His experience includes a wide range of business activities, from manufacturing to environmental services, acting as Head of Finance/CFO, leading financial planning and analysis, general and cost accounting, tax, treasury management, reporting and audit. He has also led other back-office areas (HR, IT, procurement, legal and facilities).
Over the years, Sergio has participated in due diligence and turnaround projects, where he has helped to improve business and operational performance, driving change, and reducing month-end close using Lean Six Sigma approach.
Sergio is proficient in IFRS and US GAAP, with knowledge in UK GAAP. He speaks fluent English and Spanish, has a good level of German and some knowledge of French and Italian. He has lived in Germany and Chile.
His strengths include analytical thinking, technical knowledge, self-motivation and resilience, and being a motivational team leader.
Head of Product Development
Matteo is a mechanical engineer with over 15 years of experience in R&D for product development and innovation in heat transfer and energy conversion technologies, with a particular focus on bridging the gap between the design concept of new technical solutions and the creation of innovative and commercially viable products.
His career as an expert R&D engineer includes key roles in network research for the engineering of new energy conversion technologies, and as product development manager in heat-pump, cooling appliances and components.
He joined Bundy Refrigeration in 2014 with a major role in the R&D team for product development focused on improving innovation processes and time-to-market effectiveness as a key factor in the successful launch of new products. With responsibility of R&D resources for functional design, cooling analysis and engineering, prototype modelling and experimental laboratory, Matteo substantially contributed to conceiving and implementing a new generation of components for the cooling cycle, offering cutting-edge features and improved performance in all product lines.
Gian Luigi Freddo
Plant Manager, Italy
Gian Luigi’s career began in the automotive industry, where he worked as an application engineer and then a project manager, with a particular interest in building prototypes.
His career with Bundy Refrigeration began 17 years ago, beginning as a quality engineer before becoming sales manager handling a number of key customer portfolios.
Throughout his career, Gian Luigi has managed many ISO certifications and is adept at implementing effective quality systems. His technical background has enabled Gian Luigi to concentrate on quality management and he became quality manager for Bundy’s Italian operation in 2009 before taking on responsibility for the group in March 2019.
Gian Luigi is a professional who focusses on professional respect, trust and the importance of developing trustful relationships with customers and colleagues alike.
Sascha Wieland has held various positions at Bundy Refrigeration’s manufacturing facility in Germany since joining the company in 2012. He began his career in the research and development department when the company embarked on its Aluminium Wing Tube (AWT) concept. Sascha, who is now plant manager, remains heavily involved in R&D, specifically in areas of feasibility, design, construction, and prototyping.
In 2014, Sascha also got involved in sales, an aspect of the job he continues to this day working alongside sales manager, Marco Flores. The following year, he played a pivotal role in bringing AWT into production for the product’s first wing tube customer. Sascha was later appointed technical/maintenance manager in 2018 and became production manager of the German plant two years later.
Before joining Bundy Refrigeration, Sascha had a background in house heating and air conditioning technology. He went on to study mechanical engineering, specialising in construction and manufacturing technology. After graduating, Sascha worked in the automotive industry.
Sascha is determined, single-minded and ambitious individual who values teamwork and the importance of engaging and motivating employees.
Plant Manager, Turkey
Görkem has a degree in mechanical engineering and a postgraduate degree in business administration. He began his career as a design engineer in a company that made press die and injection moulds for the automotive and white goods industries.
He joined Bundy Turkey as production engineer in 2019 and has played a key role in increasing efficiency, documenting job descriptions, and lean production study/planning.
Görkem took on a critical role in relocating Bundy Turkey to its new Manisa plant in 2020, and managed the smooth transition through hard work, sound planning and discipline.
His strengths include analytical thinking, technical knowledge and a disciplined approach to work. He is now applying these strengths to his new position as plant manager of our modern facility in Turkey.
Plant Manager, Hungary
Mikó began his career as a programmer technician with a semiconductor manufacturing company. He was responsible for diode measurement programmes and commissioning new production lines.
He later worked in the automotive industry as a production planner overseeing everything from semi-finished production to assembly, making sure quantity and quality standards were met.
He joined Bundy Refrigeration as a process engineer in 2014 and within three years took on the role of maintenance and engineering leader of our facility in Hungary.
His extensive knowledge and experience in PLC programming of automation machines on major projects for Bundy Refrigeration and other companies is a major asset.
Mikó was appointed plant manager in 2021.