Linde Hydraulics UK strengthens team with strategic appointments


Linde Hydraulics UK is pleased to announce the appointments of Giovanni De Ceglie as the new Application Manager and Michael Bretnall as the UK Sales Manager, marking significant enhancements to our team’s capabilities and strategic direction.

Giovanni De Ceglie (pictured right) joined the Linde Hydraulics UK team in late 2023, bringing with him a wealth of experience from years of work in the sector alongside established names. His role will focus on leading the Applications and technical sales programs across the UK.

With a strong background in mobile systems and applications from his tenure at companies such as JCB, Parker, and Hydac, Giovanni’s extensive knowledge is poised to make a substantial impact. Linde Hydraulics UK’s Managing Director, Saleem Jabbar, remarked, “Giovanni joining our team is great news, he will strengthen our strategic team and play a key role in driving our new and existing products to market. He brings a wealth of experience and engineering acumen to the team and will ensure we continue to service our customers to the highest level, with support on all applications and technical support.”

Michael Bretnall’s (pictured left) appointment as the UK Sales Manager introduces a new strategic dimension to sales and account management within the region. Known for his expertise in building lasting customer relationships, especially within the construction and plant sectors, Michael’s appointment follows a successful career as a Sales Manager at some of the largest corporations within this product sector. The MD of Linde Hydraulics UK, Saleem Jabbar, expressed enthusiasm for Michael’s addition, stating, “Michael is another fantastic addition to the expanding sales team at Linde Hydraulics UK. With his strategic approach and knowledge, ensures our customers remain our focus with extensive technical support.

These appointments highlight Linde Hydraulics UK’s commitment to excellence and innovation in serving its customers. Giovanni and Michael are set to play pivotal roles in the development of new projects with existing and potential clients, reinforcing Linde Hydraulics UK’s position as a leader in the industry.

For further inquiries or support, Giovanni De Ceglie can be reached at, and Michael Bretnall at


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