Having studied Mechanical Engineering at University, Carl originally joined Worcester Bosch in 1984 as a Product Development Engineer. Having worked in Product Development for several years, he then moved in to more commercial orientated roles, first in Product Management and then Marketing Management.

Following the acquisition by Bosch in 1992, Carl spent 2 years working in Germany on the Group European product strategy, before returning to Worcester as Service Director, to run the After-Sales organization.

In 2003 Carl joined BG Group to work on the mCHP Microgeneration Project, before returning to Worcester Bosch again in 2007 as Sales & Marketing Director. In October 2011, he was appointed to Managing Director and subsequently CEO, responsible for the whole Bosch Thermotechnology business in the UK & Ireland, for both the Worcester Bosch & Bosch brands.