Pictured above: Gary Mannus new MD at Wilo UK
The UK operation of leading European pump manufacturer Wilo, based in Burton-on-Trent, , has welcomed its new managing director – Gary Mannus. He joins Wilo from pump manufacturer Armstrong.
Originally an air conditioning engineer, in more recent times, Gary Mannus has built an impressive pedigree in senior management roles, as Operations Director for Combined Power Systems, a joint venture company that manufactured, distributed and installed combined heat and power systems, as managing director of Polynorm UK and then as group director of the Flamco Group supplying products to the building, heating, air conditioning and water related sectors.
With a BSc in mechanical engineering and Diploma in Management, Gary speaks German and is currently learning Dutch. A family man, in what spare moments he has, you’ll find Gary on the golf course or following his beloved Manchester United.
Gary says: “I’m delighted to be able to take this role with Wilo. During my time with Armstrong, I’ve watched Wilo’s activities from a distance with interest and I’m looking forward to being able to lead the company to further growth and even wider acceptance in the sectors in which we operate.
The pump marketplace in the UK has for a while, had one major player, with Wilo in second place and a number of other companies in the pack behind them. Wilo has been making impressive strides in recent years and has built its marketshare, but there’s still a lot more to achieve and several potential marketplaces where we can make a greater impact than we are currently. These are the challenges that attracted me here and I look forward to taking them on in the months and years ahead.”