Stuart Rigby hangs up his jacket after 41 years

After more than 40 years working within the laundry industry, Kannegiesser’s well-respected colleague, Stuart Rigby, has retired.

Rigby started his very first job in 1979 at Bentley’s in Hull, a well-known garment and flat work processing laundry in East Yorkshire. In 1986, he joined the sales team at Ducker the well-known tunnel finisher manufacture based in Kendal.

In September 1998, Ducker Engineering became the agent for Kannegiesser and Rigby joined Ducker UK, which in 2005 became Kannegiesser UK Ltd.

Over the last 22 years, Rigby has developed and been responsible for many garment systems in the UK.

Selwyn Burchhardt, Kannegiesser UK, commented, “Stuart has been both a friend and a trusted colleague working at Kannegiesser, and whilst we both started our lives as competitors against each other, we developed a unique working relationship with all our UK based customers, which has propelled Kannegiesser to the top of leading suppliers of industrial laundry equipment in the UK.

“Stuart was well respected both within Kannegiesser and by all our customers. He was able to develop and explain laundry systems in an extremely professional way, and together with input from the Kannegiesser organisation, was able to implement both simple and highly advanced garment sort systems.

“His experience will be sorely missed. We would like to thank Stuart for all his hard work over the years. A real gentleman with a kind heart. We wish him a very happy and healthy retirement – richly deserved.”

Kannegiesser UK sales team at the Kannegiesser exhibition, Germany 2018. L-R: Stuart Rigby, Ian Smithson, Andrew Cartwright, Selwyn Burchhardt and Marcus Townsend.

After more than 40 years working within the laundry industry, Kannegiesser’s well-respected colleague, Stuart Rigby, has retired.

Rigby started his very first job in 1979 at Bentley’s in Hull, a well-known garment and flat work processing laundry in East Yorkshire. In 1986, he joined the sales team at Ducker the well-known tunnel finisher manufacture based in Kendal.

In September 1998, Ducker Engineering became the agent for Kannegiesser and Rigby joined Ducker UK, which in 2005 became Kannegiesser UK Ltd.

Over the last 22 years, Rigby has developed and been responsible for many garment systems in the UK.

Selwyn Burchhardt, Kannegiesser UK, commented, “Stuart has been both a friend and a trusted colleague working at Kannegiesser, and whilst we both started our lives as competitors against each other, we developed a unique working relationship with all our UK based customers, which has propelled Kannegiesser to the top of leading suppliers of industrial laundry equipment in the UK.

“Stuart was well respected both within Kannegiesser and by all our customers. He was able to develop and explain laundry systems in an extremely professional way, and together with input from the Kannegiesser organisation, was able to implement both simple and highly advanced garment sort systems.

“His experience will be sorely missed. We would like to thank Stuart for all his hard work over the years. A real gentleman with a kind heart. We wish him a very happy and healthy retirement – richly deserved.”

Kannegiesser UK sales team at the Kannegiesser exhibition, Germany 2018. L-R: Stuart Rigby, Ian Smithson, Andrew Cartwright, Selwyn Burchhardt and Marcus Townsend.

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