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Published on July 13th, 2021 | by The GC Team

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Haier announces death of channel director Chris Bennett

Hoover Candy owner Haier has announced the death of well-known industry figure Chris Bennett, who worked for the company as channel director – Electrical Specialists.

Bennett joined Hoover more than 13 years ago and during this time made a significant contribution to the business, recently working alongside the commercial and logistics teams leading a successful project to deliver operational excellence.

“After being unwell in 2019, Chris returned to the business in November 2020 but unfortunately and unexpectedly Chris passed away peacefully on Sunday 4th July 2021,” the company said.

“Chris will be greatly missed both personally and professionally by friends, colleagues and many in the industry,” commented David Meyerowitz, CEO at Haier UK and RoI. 

“All of our thoughts and support are with Chris’s family at this extremely sad time, especially his wife and three young children.”

Friends and colleagues can make donations in the memeory of Chris to the Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital www.fbeh.org

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