MOVERS & SHAKERS (MAY 2016)

By Wares May 31, 2016 Industry news

May's movers & shakers are from Brand Developers, Lenovo, Nespresso and Brother.

Alex Barker has been appointed National Account Manager – Electrical for Brand Developers. With 8+ years’ experience in the Australasian appliance industry, Alex started his Appliance career with Nespresso in Australia and was there when it opened the NZ operation in 2011. In his new role at Brand Developers, Alex is responsible for developing the appliance retailers with a strong portfolio of brands including Nutri Ninja and Shark along with some exciting new products that will be coming to the market.

Mike Hill is Lenovo's Country Manager for New Zealand, responsible for all aspects of Lenovo’s New Zealand business and sales strategy, driving business growth, and strengthening all of its New Zealand offerings. This move echoes Lenovo’s increased focus and investment in New Zealand and its channel partners there following the Lenovo Live events held in Wellington and Auckland in April. Mike brings 25+ years of ICT experience to the role, including his last role at Fujitsu New Zealand, where he was Sales Manager for the Platforms business and before that at Dell New Zealand where he was Country Manager.

Stephanie Stevenson-Wright is Nespresso's new Trade Marketing Specialist within the B2C team. Stephanie has 6 years' experience in FMCG and various trade and consumer marketing and sales positions with Kellogg’s, James Crisp and Dole Fresh Fruit International. Her expertise in activation and proven ability in project management will be an asset to the B2C team and the New Zealand business. 

Peter Wilkins is Brother's new Dealer Business Development Manager. He comes from the South African branch which he helped set up and, after some training here, was attracted to move to New Zealand having been impressed with the way the Kiwi business is run.

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