Two new appointments to the Hytec Group of Companies boardSubmitted by Colleen Payne
Two longstanding senior directors of the International Bosch Group have joined the Hytec Group of Companies board as part of the new joint venture into Africa.
Roland Keller and Andrew Castle represent a combined 39 years of service to the Bosch Group across numerous management posts throughout the globe, bringing a wealth of experience not only to the Hytec Group, but to the African hydraulics and automation market as well. Keller joins the Hytec Group as Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Originally from Germany, his 22 previous years of service to Bosch Rexroth have included various positions in Germany and the United States, with his most recent as Senior Director, Excavator Centre, Mobile Applications, in China. Castle has been appointed Chief Finance Officer.
Castle has held numerous senior financial positions across 17 years of service with Bosch in the United Kingdom, India, South Africa and the United States. His most recent position was as Vice-President, Finance & Administration, Robert Bosch Ltd, in the United Kingdom. The reconstituted board also comprises John Wingrove, Chief Executive Officer, (previously Hytec Group Managing Director) and John Dunmow, Group Finance Controller.
The joint venture, effective from 1 October 2014, positions the company for greater expansion opportunities into sub-Saharan Africa’s hydraulics and automation markets through greater installation, service and refurbishment capabilities of turnkey solutions.
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