Vicha is succeeding Bromford’s current CEO, Gary Lowe, who announced his retirement after more than twenty-nine years of service. Lowe will continue to serve as a non-executive director of Bromford.
"Over the past five years, Bromford has been transformed from a three site, UK-centric business into a leading global supplier of engine components, fabrications and assemblies with operations located in three countries on three continents. Bromford is now entering a new period of sustained growth, and Kevin is the right person to manage that growth,” said Rowan Taylor, Liberty Hall's founding and Managing Partner. “Kevin’s proven track record in operations, strategy, customer relations and management of complex business environments makes him an ideal leader for Bromford. We also want to thank Gary for his many years of exemplary leadership and service over the past decade, including his leadership through our purchase of Bromford in 2016 and Bromford’s strategic acquisitions of AeroCision, Accrofab and Numet Machining Techniques.”
Vicha added: “I am honoured to take on this role and join the outstanding professionals at Bromford. For decades, Bromford has been a steadfast leader in the industry, and I look forward to working closely with the team and our customers to further realise the company’s significant growth potential.”
Lowe added: “It has been a privilege to lead and work with such a dedicated and supportive workforce and see the business expand. I wish Kevin and all those involved with Bromford every success in the future.”
Conor Malloy, Principal at Liberty Hall concluded: “It has been a pleasure working with Gary through Bromford’s significant growth and transformation since our initial investment in March 2016. We’re thrilled to welcome Kevin to the team to lead the next phase of Bromford’s value creation.”