Kidde Safety Europe 05 October 2017

Kidde Safety Europe

Kidde Safety Europe

Kidde Safety Europe – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms – has announced the retirement of Managing Director Andy Burnett. Previous UK Sales Director Freddie Collins succeeds him as Managing Director.

Kidde is a member of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC), alongside iconic brands such as Chubb fire and security systems, Carrier heating and air conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Power fuel cells. 2017 is Kidde’s centenary year and the company continues to innovate, while developing and manufacturing extensive ranges of carbon monoxide alarms, smoke and heat alarms, and other fire safety products.

Freddie Collins said: “Throughout his 13 years at the company, Andy Burnett has set a high benchmark in driving the company forward. All of us at Kidde thank him for his tireless commitment and wish him well for the future. I am committed to continuing his work in providing first class safety products and also the highest quality service for specifiers, customers and trading partners.”

Freddie Collins was appointed Managing Director on 3rd July 2017. He has been with Kidde for 10 years and UK Sales Director for the last 4 years. In that time, he has diversified and strengthened the customer base, forged a unified, strong and committed sales team, grown sales and developed partnerships with key trade customers.

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