Richard brings with him a wealth of knowledge and industry experience having previously worked with Whirlpool for 15 years, where he specialised in Hotpoint & Indesit. Prior to this, Richard spent 21 years as a retailer at the leading appliance rental service, Decobains, gaining valuable insight into representing the independent channel. Richard will be responsible for strengthening Smeg’s presence in the independent channel, reporting to Gareth Blenkinsop, the national sales manager. Richard will strive to develop new and existing business, whilst managing key accounts in the North East.
Paul Barker, Smeg sales director, commented: “With over 36 years industry experience, I have no doubt that Richard is the right candidate to enhance our independent offering. With a raft of new products launching, Richard joins Smeg at an instrumental time and we are extremely pleased to have him onboard.”Smeg UK | smeguk.com