By NZHJ October 17, 2017 Industry news

This month we have evidence of moving & shaking from IBS, PSP, Resene, STIHL and Steel & Tube.

Tiffany Aranui from Resene in Rangiora has been Highly Commended in the 2017 Top Shop programme in the Up & Coming Retailer category sponsored by ServiceIQ. While this is notable in itself, it is also remarkable for the fact that no other shops or individuals from the DIY or hardware channel seem to have made the grade...

Vaughan Brown is PSP’s new Building Brands Business Unit Manager. With 10+ years’ experience working within the merchant channel and construction industries as a manufacturer, distributor and advisor, his last challenge was to open the New Zealand division of a British company specialising in seismic bracing of building components. In Vaughan’s time there he managed to successfully secure a vast number of projects including the Starship Hospital, Department of Conservation, Commercial Bay Building and Sylvia Park.

Mark Powell, former Warehouse Group CEO, is now an independent member of STIHL NZ’s advisory board. Also a non-executive director of JB Hi-Fi and Trinity Lands, Powell is also CEO in Residence at Massey Business School in Auckland. STIHL Managing Director, Jim Bibby, says: “Having led one of our country’s largest and most high-profile businesses, Mark obviously knows what it takes to be successful in a multi-outlet retail environment.” Powell was also recently announced as a director of listed property company Kiwi Property.

Dave Taylor has stepped down as CEO of Steel & Tube Holdings after eight years in the role. Steel & Tube has begun the process of appointing a new CEO. Taylor said he was extremely proud of the Steel & Tube team and it had been a privilege to work with so many great people to transform Steel & Tube, adding: “Now is the right time to step down to enable me to focus on other interests.”

There have been a few changes to the team at IBS Building products, so here is an update:

Jason Bardell (Managing Director / Product Development): At the helm since 1993, Jason is moving into product development and “looking forward to getting back on the hoist” from time to time as well as some design work around the warehouse. It’s “a chance to work on things from more behind the scenes,” he says.

Skippy (General Manager - right): Skippy has selling in his blood. He joined IBS as an Account Manager, then moved to Sales Manager, and is now taking on his latest role of General Manager.

Darren Waters (National Sales Manager): A salesman with an eye for detail and specification, Darren comes to IBS with many years’ experience in the building industry. From Cowdroy to Ramset and Carters, then Ampelite, Darren joins the team as National Sales Manager.

Stuart Logan (Account Manager South Island - right): A Mainlander through and through, Stuart looks after the South Island as our Key Account Manager. A keen hunter and fisherman he is at home in the bush or on the sea.

Mone Vitale (Account Manager Lower North Island): Joining IBS after many years in the safety industry, Mone is the new Key Account for the Rotorua to Wellington area. “Watch out – a Hurricane is coming to your town!” says IBS.



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