MOVERS & SHAKERS (JAN 2016)

By Wares January 27, 2016 Industry news

Fisher & Paykel leads off the new year's round of personnel changes.

Fisher & Paykel Appliances has two new Area Managers, both of whom will be well known around the industry.

Dan Nichols (Auckland Area Manager): "I have been in the CE/home appliances sector for 18 years working with some of the top NZ companies in distributing and selling direct to consumers and to the best retailers within the industry. I really enjoy technology that is instrumental in changing people’s lives and thrive on the industries changing products and innovations. Joining an extremely progressive company that has aligned with its retailers from a very early beginning in NZ, I'm looking forward to growing the existing business relationships and new opportunities that we will encounter this year with Fisher & Paykel and I'm proud to be part of this fantastic new team."

Brett Latimer (Southern Area Manager):"I have recently joined the Fisher & Paykel sales team after 20 years in retail homewares management. I am the southern area manager representing Fisher & Paykel Appliances, looking after our retail partners South of Timaru. I look forward working closely with my retailers in true heartland Fisher and Paykel country. I enjoy the competitive nature of the home appliance industry. The whiteware category is the backbone and a key category for many appliance stores . I enjoy learning and understanding different retailers businesses and working closely with them to identify opportunities for incremental business."

Dan was until recently a Key Account Manager with LG while Brett is well known around the South for his time at Smiths City, lately as Southern Regional Manager. He was also of course the 2013 Wares Awards Retailer of the Year when he was at Smiths City Oamaru.

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