Fisher & Paykel general manager for global premiums strategy, Crt Prasnikar has been promoted to chief operating officer. Taking on this new role sees him relocate from Auckland, New Zealand to Toronto, Canada.

Prasnikar has been with Fisher & Paykel for almost two years after serving as managing director at Asko for seven years.

Fisher & Paykel general manager – Canada, Matt Sinclair will move back to California to join the US leadership team.  Sinclair has been with Fisher & Paykel throughout his entire career for almost 27 years.

“I have been privileged to spend the past couple of years living in New Zealand, immersing myself in the culture, learning about the people and deeply understanding the brand and the passion that drives us to design and deliver luxury premium experiences and products to the world,” Prasnikar said.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from, and to share my knowledge with the Auckland and Dunedin sites and am relishing the chance to take this learning into leading Fisher & Paykel Canada.

“I am excited about the opportunity and I have great admiration for what has been accomplished to date. Being responsible for continuing the great work Matt Sinclair and team have established is an honour, and a big responsibility, as we aim to maintain the great foundations that have been established, while also striving for growth to match our aspirations in Canada.”