With an aim to continue their rapid growth and expansion, Capital Cooling Refrigeration Ltd has appointed industry expert, Steve Steadman, as their new Chief Executive Officer. Steve will join the Edinburgh-based refrigeration supplier as CEO from the start of November this year, bringing with him a wealth of commercial business and industry knowledge, which will complement Capital Cooling’s recently refreshed management board.
Boasting over 30 years of experience working for large, blue-chip companies such as Sainsbury’s, where he was responsible for the development of capital equipment and refrigeration, Steve has also successfully run his own businesses within the retail shopfitting and commercial refrigeration sector. Steve’s move comes from Viessmann Refrigeration Systems, where he was Managing Director for the UK arm of the German company after accepting the role in January 2015.
Since taking up his position at Viessmann, Steve was able to successfully grow the business and its brand, generating sales of coldrooms and refrigerated cabinets to new customers and markets in the UK. Using this extensive experience and impressive expertise, Steve will focus his efforts at Capital Cooling on steering the brand from a sales and service perspective, allowing the refrigeration enterprise to develop a new and exciting product portfolio which will introduce the company into new market sectors. Steve said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Capital Cooling at such an exciting time and from November I will be developing ambitious plans to reinvigorate the company, leading it into new market sectors. “Capital Cooling has been through an extraordinarily rapid transformation recently and I am looking forward to this exciting challenge of driving growth and working closely with the team to carve out our next chapter. The business, which was founded back in 1996, is already well established in the hospitality and foodservice sectors, so Steve will open up new channels of distribution for the refrigeration supplier who specialise in the design and manufacture of both bespoke and off-the-shelf multidecks, display chillers and freezers, bar refrigeration, coldrooms and more. Capital Cooling’s Chairman, Gavin Williamson, said: “Having Steve on board is a great addition for Capital Cooling, providing leadership and ambition for the company during this time of extensive investment to the business. I am positive his wealth of experience will help us grow our market share and product range.