Miele MD announces retirement

After five years at the helm.

Miele Australia and New Zealand managing director, Sjaak Brouwer, has made the decision to retire and return home to the Netherlands, after heading up the local operations for almost five years.

Miele Canada president, Yves Dalcourt will take the helm in early 2020. He has been the president of Miele Canada since 2016 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of sales, marketing and operations.

During his time heading up the 500 strong ANZ team, Brouwer has taken the company through a number of launches and forged strong commercial relationships across key sectors.

“I am delighted to be handing over the reins to such a strong leader, with a deep respect for the Miele brand, genuine passion to provide customers with the highest quality product and lifelong experience. Yves’ talents will support the region’s growth and continue to build on the strong team we have created,” he said.

Dalcourt added, “Sjaak’s contributions to Miele ANZ have been invaluable and his strategic direction has seen the brand go from strength to strength, setting the standard in the market. I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience and passion for the Miele brand from my work in Canada to continue creating extraordinary experiences for our customers in Australia and New Zealand.”

Remaining with the business until February 2020, Brouwer will be focusing on the release of Miele’s Generation 7000 range ahead of his departure next year.

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