Kohler Mira has appointed Liz Hazeldene as managing director with immediate effect, following the recent retirement of Dave Hill.

Ms Hazeldene has been with Kohler Mira for 12 years, most recently in the role of business director for Rada – the commercial arm of Kohler Mira in the UK – which experienced one of its most successful years of trading in 2013. She will report to Chris Baldwin, president – global faucets.

“The board is pleased to welcome Liz Hazeldene in her new role,” said Jim Westdorp, group president of Kohler Kitchen & Bath. “With the UK economy showing signs of a sustained recovery, Kohler Mira has an exciting opportunity to grow both here in the UK and with the Rada brand overseas. Liz brings us the opportunity to continue to execute the core values of Kohler and Kohler Mira, bringing the continuity of a winning team and the vision and strategy to take the business forward into new opportunities.”

Of Mr Hill’s retirement, Mr Westdorp added: “On behalf of the board, I want to thank Dave Hill for his dedication and many outstanding contributions in his 18 years with the company. We believe Liz has the right background and drive to lead Kohler Mira forward and create boundless opportunities for the group.”