David Gilmore has returned to the helm at Emilia Glem a mere nine months after resigning from the position to pursue a career in construction at Dincel.
The announcement was made this morning that Gilmore was back as managing director, three months after his original replacement, Shane McNulty, departed the company. Ian Gardner had been the interim boss during this period.
“We are very fortunate to have David back to direct and grow the Australian business,” said the Italian-based Glem Gas SpA chairman Gabriele Guerzoni. “He has tremendous industry knowledge, an understanding of product design and, of course, 10 years’ experience building our brands within the Australian retail space.”
Appliance Retailer understands that Gilmore was not enjoying working in the construction industry and we have been told by sources intimate with the company that Gilmore had remained in close contact with Glem Gas SpA while working outside the industry. This assertion was flatly denied by Emilia Glem’s PR representative, who said, “There was essentially zero contact until the factory enquired if David would consider returning” to the company.
“While I have enjoyed my time working outside the appliance industry throughout this year, when the opportunity came up to return I found it hard to resist,” he said. “The Glem and Emilia brands still have so much to offer in the Australian market. Working for a company that is also a manufacturer is very rewarding and allows the business to be nimble when consumer demands and design trends change.”
The news that Gilmore had returned was coupled this the news that longstanding sales executive Alex Treskin was departing the company.
“Alex remains a close personal friend not only of the company but of many of the staff,” Gilmore said of the 10-year veteran. “Of course, our national sales director Ian Gardiner will continue to be the key contact for our customers, supported by the wider sales team.”