Prior to joining Dyson New Zealand as Country Manager last month, Jon Barrell spent three years with Croxley Stationery and before that 3+ years at Samsung NZ as Sales Director.
What appealed to him about this new role at Dyson's new dedicated NZ operation?
"Dyson is a global technology company that solves the problems that others often ignore.
"I feel privileged to be part of a company that employs 4,500 engineers and scientists who are obsessive about developing machines that improve people’s wellbeing; whether that is by cleaning the air they breathe or connecting them to high performing machines that keep their homes clean."
What are Jon Barrell's goals for Dyson in New Zealand?
"New Zealand was one of Dyson’s first export markets but Dyson has always been global in outlook.
"In New Zealand ... we are looking to accelerate our success in New Zealand as a key growth market in the future.
"Following the recent New Zealand launch of the Dyson Cyclone V10TM cord-free vacuum cleaner, we’re excited to introduce new advanced technologies that will revolutionise categories.
"We’re also committed to delivering a Dyson experience to both customers and retail partners.
"Over the coming years, we will see the business scale rapidly, with heavy investment in the local customer care, marketing and sales teams as well as in-store, to deliver long-term category growth for New Zealand retail partners."