Bertazzoni Australia has appointed Mark Tragear as managing director, effective 2 October 2023.

Tragear brings over 25 years of industry experience, having worked for appliance brands including Sampford IXL, BSH and V-ZUG, as well as retailers including Clive Peeters and Narta, in various sales, marketing and operations roles. He was most recently general manager of retail operations at e&s.

Tragear’s appointment aims to strengthen the Australian subsidiary and promote Bertazzoni’s complete range of high-quality kitchen products across four series. Each ‘Bertazzoni Kitchen Suite’ is a collection of appliances that integrate with different kitchen styles.

Bertazzoni chief operating officer, Nicola Bertazzoni said, “We are happy to welcome Mark as managing director of Bertazzoni Australia. His strong experience in domestic appliances will boost the development of Bertazzoni as a premium brand in Australia. Bertazzoni products are renowned worldwide for their outstanding design and engineering, a combination that is highly valuable for Australian consumers.”

The company’s investment in Australia is part of its global expansion strategy, following the opening of subsidiaries in China in 2021 and North America in 2023.