E P Barrus Ltd appoints Graham Knox as new CEO

Published on: 04/09/2023

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Barrus today announced the appointment of Graham Knox as its new Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive search process. Graham will replace Robert Muir when he retires from Barrus at the end of December this year after 33 successful years at Barrus.

Graham brings a huge amount of relevant experience to Barrus, having had a successful career in heavy trucks, industrial and marine engines and transmissions. Graham is a business leader with an excellent track record in a successful family-owned business.

Graham started his career as an engineer with a custom builder of trucks and buses. He moved from engineering through after-sales service to sales and then on to senior management positions in engineering companies.

From 4 September, Graham will be spending many weeks getting to know Barrus’ customers and teams prior to starting a more office-based handover. There will be opportunities to meet Graham as he will be visiting the Southampton International Boat Show, DSEI, the defence show, at Excel, the Emergency Services Show at the NEC and the grounds care show, SALTEX, at the NEC.

Graham said: “I am truly honoured and excited to be joining the team at Barrus. I want to express my gratitude to the board for entrusting me with this role and to Robert Muir for his remarkable 33 years of leadership with the company. Barrus has a rich history and a reputation for excellence in various industries, and I am eager to contribute my experience to develop the company further.

Throughout my career journey, I have gained a deep understanding of the intricacies of our industries. I am committed to building upon the strong foundations laid by my predecessors and to working closely with our dedicated teams to drive innovation, growth, and customer satisfaction.

Over the next few months, I am looking forward to immersing myself in Barrus' operations, meeting our valued customers, and getting to know the talented individuals who make this company thrive. I am looking forward to having the time to get to know our customers and stakeholders.

My goal is to ensure a seamless transition and to lead Barrus with the same dedication and passion that is the hallmark of the company. I believe in fostering collaboration, embracing innovation, and delivering results that exceed expectations. Together with the Barrus team, I am confident that we will continue to achieve new heights and create value for our customers, partners, and stakeholders.”

E P Barrus Ltd Chairman Tara Glen said: “We are delighted to welcome Graham as our new Chief Executive in January. Graham shares the Barrus ethos with a very relevant background of experiences and an excellent track record of delivery. He has strong strategic capabilities, proven operational effectiveness, and a great understanding of the diverse areas in which Barrus operates. The Board looks forward to Graham building on the phenomenal leadership that Robert Muir has given the company.

Robert will continue to lead Barrus until he retires at the end of December this year. With Graham joining us now, we are able to manage an orderly handover and give Graham an opportunity to visit many of our customers before he takes over leadership responsibility”.



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