Miele Australia restructures without replacing Martin Carter

By James Wells

MELBOURNE: Miele Australia managing director, Michael Jeanes, has confirmed that the market-leading whitegoods brand will not be replacing national sales manager, Martin Carter, as the company has introduced a new company reporting structure.

According to Jeanes, Miele Australia has moved the business from a branch managed operation to a nationally organised structure with sales managers in each state reporting in to Cliff Thompson and Alan Bell.

Thompson holds two key roles within the company – national marketing manager and northern regional sales manager responsible for New South Wales and Queensland. Bell also has two roles within the company as special projects manager and southern regional sales manager responsible for Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand.

The remainder of the senior management team at Miele include Russell Decent as financial controller, Petra Thiem as general manager – operations and John Everett as general manager – service.

“Having completed the process of putting in place a senior management team to provide the infrastructure to support a business, Michael Jeanes remains committed to an anticipated growth in excess of $300 million by 2010,” a spokesperson for Miele told Current.com.au.

“[Michael] will also now be taking a more active role in the sales and marketing side of Miele Australia,” the spokesperson said.

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