Casting firm the Dean Group announces leadership transition

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Dean Group is a UK-based manufacturing firm the Dean Group, has announced that that in July this year, Pulkit Ahuja will take up the role of managing director, succeeding the retiring Graham Stubbs.

The company a foundry located near Manchester and specialises in various casting techniques, including investment casting, lost wax casting, die casting, and forging.

Pulkit, a key member of the Dean Group team since 2019, has been selected for his proven proficiency in directing the company's commercial operations, contributing significantly to its enhanced positioning within the casting industry.

Outgoing managing director Graham Stubbs, who expertly navigated the company through the global pandemic, has applauded the appointment of Pulkit Ahuja.

He said: "As I transition from my role, it gives me great comfort to know that Pulkit will be steering the ship. I have faith in his capabilities and believe the future of Dean Group is in excellent hands."

As of the 2 January 2024, Pulkit has taken on the responsibilities of the managing director designate, with the official transition planned for 1 July 2024. Until then, Stubbs will remain involved with strategic undertakings and continue to offer his guidance up until the summer of 2024.

Ahuja said: "I'm deeply honoured and excited to accept the role of managing director at Dean Group. My mission will be to assert our position as the ultimate choice for casting solutions catering to high-demand markets.

"The path ahead may present challenges, but I have the utmost faith in our team's capacity to surmount any obstacle. Together, we'll shape a prospering future for Dean Group."

The Dean Group said this planned succession "reflects the company's commitment to a seamless transition in leadership that ensures continuity and maintains the high standards for which it is recognised in the industry".