By Wares July 26, 2016 Industry news
Above: Debbie and Mike Mann with new store owner Roald Bjerga (right).

Above: Debbie and Mike Mann with new store owner Roald Bjerga (right).

Hawke's Bay's finest, Mike Mann, sells store to new Appnet member, Gary Anderson joins ranks of unidentified members.

Appnet has confirmed that Mike Mann has sold his Waipukarau retail business Mike Mann's Betta Electrical to Roald and Marian Bjerga, the changeover having already taken effect.

The Bjergas will be retaining the Betta branding but under a new store name: CHB Betta Electrical.

Mike and Debbie Mann won't be disappearing from the industry however, as they are holding on to the service side of the business.

Mike was with Appnet for 21 years as Member and Director on two occasions, most recently stepping in to help the business "negotiate through the challenges of the last year".  

The Appnet team says: "Thank you Mike for your leadership and all that you have contributed to Appnet and the Betta brand over the past 21 years. You and Debbie will be sincerely missed."

In terms of new Appnet members, longstanding Cromwell retailer and AV specialist Gary Anderson (photo right) is joining the ranks as an unidentified member.

Welcome to both sets of newcomers and here's to some quality time ahead for Mike and Debbie!

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