Two senior executives at Brother's UK division have been fired for gross misconduct, the company admitted.
In a terse statement, the Japanese-owned printer maker said: ?Brother UK has dismissed David York, printer division general manager, and Greg Daltziel, distribution manager, for gross misconduct.
?All business matters relating to Brother?s printer division are being handled by Jim Kelly, business development manager and Terry Caulfield, national sales manager, printer products,? it continued. ?The company has been advised to make no further comment due to possible legal action."
But an article in the 'Manchester Evening News' provided more details of the dismissal, which occurred last month but has only just leaked out. According to the story, the pair were escorted from the company?s office on 1 July. Its distributors were contacted by the company the next day and told the managers were fired.
In June, Ted Nicholls became managing director of Brother UK, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese Brother Industries. He has worked for the division for 23 years, first as a salesman.
Brother was not willing to discuss the dismissals or Nicholls? appointment at press time. The UK subsidiary has a turnover of #78 million but wants to grow it to #100 million by the year 2000.
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