Kent Sneddon of Methven Design Passes Away

Published on : Friday, May 23, 2014

Kent_SneddonThe Board of Directors and Management advise, Kent Sneddon, Methven’s Design and Creative Director, passed away unexpectedly on 18 May 2014.


Kent joined Methven Ltd in 2006 and led the creation of a world-class team that has developed many new technologies and designs. These products have been recognised by numerous external industry experts and have been honoured with a number of international design awards in UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.


Kent was a senior member of the Executive team and was instrumental in helping develop many of the market leading initiatives which are a hallmark of Methven’s success. Above all, Kent was a larger than life character, who epitomised Methven’s ‘Can Do’ approach.


Prior to joining Methven, Kent worked as the Industrial Designer with Fisher & Paykel Appliances. He was a professional member of the Designers Institute of NZ (DINZ), and participated in and supported various activities associated with DINZ.



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