Edward Davis appointed new MD for Davis & Shirtliff, Kenya

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Edward Davis appointed new MD for Davis & Shirtliff, Kenya
New Davis & Shirtliff MD Edward Davis and CEO David Gatende Image: HANDOUT

Davis & Shirtliff Group, the leading supplier for water equipment and energy solutions in the East African region, has appointed Edward Davis as the managing director for Kenya.

Edward Davis, the son of the firm’s chairman Alec Davis, takes over from Dr. Mas Waweru, who retired at the end of May.

The appointment of Davis will see his over 18 years of experience in business development, channeled on furthering the acceleration of the Group’s growth and success in the Kenya business.

The group chairman Alec Davis said that Edward’s commercial experience at Davis & Shirtliff is incredibly valuable to the team in Kenya and the wider region.  “I am looking forward to his leadership in the country and leading our business towards the fulfillment of Davis & Shirtliff’s long-term growth strategy,” he added.

The new MD termed his appointment as a big challenge and a huge commitment towards customers and employees.

”I am looking forward to continuing the further growth of our business in Kenya by expanding the portfolio of our services and offering modern and innovative water and energy solutions with a strong emphasis on digital products,” Edward said.

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Davis & Shirtliff is implementing the latest water and energy products through cutting-edge innovations thus creating a competitive advantage and improving customer service.

The Group, which has been offering water and energy solutions for 75 years now, continues to expand in product portfolio and market footprint with a particular emphasis on digital business.

It recently established a 10,000m2 distribution Centre at Tatu City that provides the resource for increased stockholding and has transformed distribution efficiency throughout the region. Staffing has also grown with the firm currently employing over 1000 staff operating from over 70 locations.

Ably led by CEO David Gatende and supported by dedicated and committed executives and staff driving the growth, the company is fortunate that the third generation of Davis’s, Edward and Henry, have joined the business for continuity.