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 a 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.
mobile: +44 782 490 2559
Group Sales & Marketing Director
Paolo Romeo began his career as a structural analyst, after completing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
With more than 25 years’ experience, Paolo has a long track record of success in procurement and business development initiatives, as well as general management, first in the automotive sector then in the domestic appliances business.
A target-driven, strategic thinker, Paolo is a confident negotiator able to deal with complex organisations. Paolo is experienced in a global setting, comfortable with international clients and managing personnel across a variety of geographical centres.
Paolo has in-depth technical knowledge and broad commercial expertise and is a motivational leader with strong interpersonal skills. He has an innovative, pragmatic and passionate approach and is a key contributor to enhancing as well as deploying the company culture.
mobile: +39 335 8014369
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.
mobile: +55 12 99727 7917
Chief Operating Officer (Europe)
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.
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.
mobile: +90 532 227 81 29
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.
mobile: +90 543 496 70 12
Head of R&D
Jörg began his career as a production engineer before starting his own company as well as a joint venture with Kenmore international, working on wire and tube condenser production in Germany, China and Turkey.
In 2008 Jörg joined Bundy Refrigeration, where he was instrumental in successfully relocating the Bundy factory from Denmark to Germany.
Jörg became director of product development for Bundy in 2011, having created a large number of patents including the wing tube and ultra-wing tube technologies.
Due to his excellent relationships with customers in the refrigeration industry, Jörg plays an important role in component production at Bundy.
mobile: +49 17 394 46191
Group HR Manager
Maiara has more than 12 years of experience in Human Resources for multinational companies.
Throughout her career, Maiara has been engaged in several successful projects including Talent Development Plan, Ideas by Employee, Corporate Climate Survey, Succession Plans and Union Negotiations. She has always focused on attaining technical and business excellence by consistently delivering and exceeding set objectives.
As group HR manager Maiara develops programs to improve employees’ engagement, in order to achieve company objectives.
She consistently performs in a business-oriented manner due to her resilience, teamwork, leadership and strong communication skills.
mobile: +55 12 99191 1645
Ops Manager, Brazil
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.
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.
Plant Manager, Hungary
Marton is a graduate in mechanical engineering and began his career in the automotive industry. Over a 17-year period, Marton gained practical experience and knowledge of wiring and alternator and gearbox production, working for a diverse range of multinational companies. Job rotation and advanced manufacturing training opportunities led to several different project and operation management positions in engineering, quality, production and plant management.
Marton joined Bundy Refrigeration in 2009 as plant manager in Hungary. In his time with the company, he has played a key role in the organisational development of the Hungarian workforce and has been actively involved in the company’s evaporator and condenser production for household refrigeration. This includes various cooling components such as single and double wall steel and copper tube involving mechanical cutting, bending, electrical spot welding, brazing and cataphoretic painting technologies.
In addition to production engineering, Marton’s key skills cover business planning, project and change management.
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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.
mobile: +39 335 230 394
Plant Manager, Turkey
Görkem began his career as a production and planning engineer with responsibilities for quality management procedures in a machine producing company. He was responsible for the planning and the production process of the whole factory to produce orders in line with the quality standards that customers demanded.
Görkem is a supply chain expert having also worked for a multinational automotive supplier. He has managed operations from production to customer relationships and played a key role as a member of the founder team for SAP implementation in both his previous roles.
He joined Bundy Refrigeration as a production manager in 2017 and has been actively involved in improving production efficiency in the Turkey plant through the company’s lean ways programme.
Görkem’s problem solving, negotiating and communication skills have been key to his success in his planning and production career.