Beko Australia and New Zealand managing director, John Brown has announced that two Sydney-based positions have been made redundant, reflecting current market conditions.

“Regrettably two positions associated with the Hitachi distributorship have been made redundant. Consequently, Hitachi national account manager for Harvey Norman, Michael Richardson and supply chain manager, David Anton will leave the business in the coming weeks,” Brown said.

Above: Michael Richardson (left) and David Anton (right).

“Michael has been instrumental in growing the business. Moving forward, sales and marketing director, Jim Kalotheos will assume the responsibilities associated with this role, ensuring the seamless continuation of our operations.

“David has played a pivotal role in the organisation. As part of our restructuring, the supply chain manager function is being integrated and absorbed within Beko’s national operations in Ormeau, Queensland.

“Michael and David have been important contributors to the development and growth of the Hitachi appliances business, and we wish them the very best.”