Geoff Rigg, the UK and Ireland Business Director for Geesinknorba, will be leaving the company in the spring to pursue other business interests.

He will remain with Geesinknorba until the end of April and his successor will be appointed shortly. During this transitional period Maurice Link, Geesinknorba's General Manager for Benelux & Germany will support the commercial operations of the business.

Mr Rigg joined Geesinknorba in 2000 and has led the company in the UK and Ireland since 2008. In that time Geesinknorba has consolidated its position as a leading providers of refuse collection vehicles and waste management solutions in the UK and Ireland.

His tenure also oversaw the introduction of several new products to the market, including the company's revolutionary Plug-in electric vehicle which has won many accolades and awards in the UK, including the CIWM's vehicle of the Year award in 2009 and the award for Best New Technology at the National Recycling Awards in 2010

Dr Axel Geuer, Founder of mutares AG said: “I'd like to thank Geoff for the enthusiasm and hard work he's brought to his role and to wish him well in his future endeavours.

“His legacy is a very strong customer base with whom we have very productive relationships and an excellent team in the UK and Ireland who will continue to provide a first class service.

“This is an exciting time for the company, under the new ownership of mutares AG. Our operational focus will be to ensure sustainable, long-term growth. We are committed to innovation and improvement and intent on exploiting new areas of business development.”

Mr Rigg said: “It's been a difficult decision to move on but the time is right to take the next step in my career which involves setting up my own business in a totally unrelated field. Now that the company has been acquired by new owners mutares AG, and the future is secure for Geesinknorba, the time is right to announce my decision to leave.

“It's been an exciting time to be part of the waste and recycling industry which is now more prominent than ever before. We've enjoyed considerable success at Geesinknorba with some great products and an excellent team who I'd like to thank wholeheartedly. I wish them all every success in the future.”