By Keri Algar

SYDNEY, NSW: Retailers around Australia will see a new face representing Nilfisk-Advance and its range of professional cleaning equipment.

Anita Gounder has been appointed the new national consumer sales manager at Nilfisk-Advance, replacing Kim Hiland.

Gounder has over 14 years of sales and marketing experience in the retail industry, including positions at SanDisk (flash memory cards), BenQ (digital lifestyle devices) and Imation (data storage products).

The new sales manager will travel interstate to meet with buyers and colleagues to continue to develop the Nilfisk consumer brand in Australia. Gounder will otherwise be based in Nilfisk’s head office in Sydney.

“The expertise and wide-ranging experience that Anita brings to Nilfisk is a great asset and we warmly welcome her to our team,” said Stephen Makins, general manager of Nilfisk-Advance Australia and New Zealand.

Kim Hiland left her post last month at Nilfisk-Advance, and has since moved into the commercial floorcare industry, having been appointed the new national marketing manager for Godfreys Commercial Division, as reported on on Monday.