Mike Putt
Electrolux’s new MD, Mike Putt

Electrolux veteran Mike Putt has been promoted to managing director of Electrolux Home Products, Australia/New Zealand, succeeding John Brown who has left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Most recently, Putt was acting managing director for the business during John Brown’s year-long assignment in China.

Putt has been with the company since 1981, starting with Email Ltd and later moving to various positions in the sales organisation within Electrolux Home Products. He brings with him extensive management and commercial experience having been the director of sales for the business since 2007.

In this role, Putt will be responsible for the business of Electrolux in one of the company’s core markets and report to Kenneth L. Ng, President and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances, Asia Pacific.

Ng thanked Brown for his contributions to the company over the last 18 years. “His extensive experience and contributions from several management positions in the company have been instrumental in the growth and success of the Australian and New Zealand business,” he said.

“We continue to have great expectations for Australia and New Zealand. The recent acquisition of Beefeater Barbecues, together with a series of new and impending product launches will ensure the brand is in a strong market position and we look forward to working closely with Mike to continue maximising profitable growth opportunities for the business,” said Ng.

Putt’s appointment is effective immediately and includes membership of the Electrolux Major Appliances Asia Pacific leadership team.

Read more: AR’s 2014 interview with Mike Putt