Bertazzoni Australia general manager of sales, George Alikakos has confirmed his resignation from the organisation, effective 30 June 2023.

Alikakos was appointed general manager of Bertazzoni Australia when the local subsidiary was established in March 2018. Previously, Bertazzoni products including range cookers, hobs, ovens and hoods, were available to the Australian market via a distribution deal with Technika.

Alikakos first joined Andi-Co in 2010 and held several brand, sales, marketing and operations management roles before heading up the Bertazzoni Australia business.

“I have had the pleasure to work for the Hassani and Bertazzoni families for 13 years with many amazing opportunities and experiences. But all good things must come to an end and that will happen on 30 June as I step out for a while until the next adventure begins,” Alikakos said.

In June 2019, the Bertazzoni family joined Alikakos, as well as architects, commercial developers and media, to officially open the company’s showroom in South Melbourne – Casa Bertazzoni.

In 2021, the Bertazzoni Australia team expanded with the appointment of Steve De Vincentis as account manager for Victoria and Tasmania and Dennis Beroukas as territory manager for Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Members of the industry share well wishes

“Thank you for all you have done for our retail business and members. It is truly appreciated.” – BSR head of electrical, Gavin Nuss.

“Wishing you nothing but the best. An absolute gentleman to deal with. Thank you for everything.” – BSR cooking category manager, Mark McConachie.

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the years. Wishing you all the best with your future endeavours.” – Berloni Appliances managing director, Adrian Aparo.

“Well done George. All the best with everything in the future.” – Appliances Today general manager, Adrian Marini.

“Good on you George. You are doing a great job.” – RT Edwards commercial sales, Richard Alomes.

“Congratulations George. All the best for the future.” – Bunnings national buyer of appliances, Aaron Woolley.

“Congratulations on a successful career with Bertazzoni. Your leadership has given them so many opportunities and growth. Can’t wait to see what’s next for you. No doubt it will be huge.” – Lawrence & Hanson senior category manager (former The Good Guys category manager), Geraldine Gillespie.