Eberspächer UK appoints Cranfield chief financial officer

Eberspächer UK Ltd has appointed Steve Cranfield as its new chief financial officer. Cranfield arrives at Eberspächer UK –manufacturer and supplier of fuel-operated heating, air conditioning and climate control systems for automotive, marine, construction equipment and military applications – with 15 years of financial expertise, five of which were spent with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In addition to Cranfield’s arrival, Eberspächer UK says it has strengthened the business elsewhere, adding resources to the storeroom, sales administration and CAD departments.

Since leaving PwC Cranfield has worked in the renewable energy sector for the UK’s largest provider of offshore wind farms with capital projects in excess of £1bn and within the underwater military defence sector with Atlas Elektronik UK, a subsidiary of Atlas Elektronik GmbH in Germany.

The appointment comes at an important time for Eberspächer UK, following the company’s relocation to its brand new, state-of-the-art head office in Ringwood, Hampshire. “I am delighted to be joining Eberspächer UK at such an exciting time in the company’s history,” Cranfield said. “Eberspächer UK has just moved into a brand new facility, and is expanding its business with a growing product range. There are many challenges ahead, and targets that need to be achieved, but we are already looking at how we can reach these heights.”

Commenting on the appointment of Steve, Eberspächer UK’s managing director, Vince Lee, says: “I’m delighted to bring someone of Steve’s calibre into Eberspächer UK. When considering the candidates for the position of CFO, Steve was clearly an individual who would add a great amount of value to Eberspächer UK. His credentials stood out, and it is clear that we share the same vision of what can be achieved within the company.

Steve lives in Wareham with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and sailing.

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