Kitchin retiring after 30 years
Grahame Kitchin has announced his retirement from the industry after more than 30 years.
A rarity in modern times, Grahame was a ‘one club man’ for almost all of his career, joining Junair in May 1991 as sales and marketing director. He swiftly proved his worth and in March 1992 was promoted to sales and marketing director.
For over three decades Grahame has worked assiduously, making a name for himself within the industry. The effects of this can be seen at any of the industry events where he is always greeted by an astounding number of familiar faces. He has been integral in the installation of many bodyshops across the length and breadth of the country, with many businesses benefiting from his knowledge and advice on workflow planning and efficiency.
Grahame has always been passionate about the industry and treated every job, however small, with the same passion and determination as the next, and his hard work and tenacity has helped Junair grow to become a leading spraybooth manufacturer in the UK, also boasting many installations overseas.
Now deciding to retire, Grahame will not only be remembered for the time and effort he has put into helping to build Junair into the company it is today but also for the inspiration, knowledge and valuable skills he has passed onto his colleagues.
And those who know him don’t expect him to be resting on his laurels for long; he will no doubt be seeking out new project in no time at all.