Leading Australian pipe fittings manufacturer and distributor of irrigation products, Philmac, has made a number of key management changes, aimed at improving Philmac’s operations and customer service efficiencies.
The appointments, to take effect from 1 January 2007, reinforce Philmac’s ongoing commitment to customers, and will take the company to the next stage in its development.
Key changes include:
The appointment of Jason Mitchell to the new position of General Manager Sales and Marketing. Jason is currently Philmac’s Group Marketing Manager. In his new role, Jason will have a primary focus on Australian sales as well as managing marketing for the total business.
The appointment of Peter Nolan to the new position of National Sales Manager. Peter is currently Philmac’s Regional Sales Manager for New South Wales, and will report to the General Manager Sales and Marketing in his new position. Peter will be responsible for managing Philmac’s Australian sales activities with all Regional Sales Managers reporting to him.
The appointment of Mark Horsnell to the new position of Commercial Director. Mark is currently Philmac’s Finance Director, and will be responsible for all aspects of Philmac’s finance, administration, IT and supply chain in his new role.
Philmac’s export customer service team will now report to the Export Manager, Tony Smith.
Philmac’s United Kingdom operations, led by Graham Issitt, will continue to be responsible for Philmac’s European activities, a move that took effect earlier this year.
According to Philmac, the changes coincided with a decision by General Manager Australian Sales and Distribution, Mal Brown, to relocate to Western Australia for family reasons. Mal will leave Philmac at the end of this year.
Philmac’s management appointments recognise the strong leadership qualities within its team. These new positions will help Philmac to increase its efficiencies, particularly in its sales area and supply chain.
Mal Brown has been a valuable member of the Philmac team over many years, and Philmac acknowledges his significant contribution to its business.