kb-network    People 02 Oct 2017

Christophe Gontier takes up position of Cosentino VP Asia & Oceania

Cosentino UK and Ireland, Regional Director Christophe Gontier will be moving to Australia in January 2018 to take up the position of Cosentino VP Asia & Oceania.

Christophe joined Cosentino in 2007 and has since built the UK and Ireland business to 27 times the size it was when he joined. Paul Gidley, Area Manager for the North, will become Area Director for Cosentino UK.  In addition, Mark Burke, who has been with the company for the past eight years as General Manager in Dublin will take over as Area Director for Ireland.

Christophe Gontier, originally from France says, “I have spent the last 24 years in the Irish and UK kitchen trade and have made very good friends and great memories.  I am very grateful for all the support I have received.  I am immensely proud of my loyal team, business partners and all that we have achieved together for Cosentino UK. The opportunity to move to Australia and build Cosentino’s Asia and Oceania business is hugely exciting and comes at the perfect time for me in my career.  I know I leave the UK and Ireland business in Mark and Paul’s capable hands and their combined ambition and unwavering commitment to their customers will ensure Cosentino continues to thrive and grow.”

Pedro Parra, Sales Director for Cosentino Europe says, “This is an exciting challenge and step forward in Christophe’s career and I would like to thank him for the outstanding contribution he has made to the success of Cosentino UK and Ireland.  He has done an amazing job and we wish him well with his new role.”



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