Electrolux will welcome former Sony Mobile managing director, John Featherstone to the role of general manager for Australia and sales area head for Australia and New Zealand, effective 23 March 2020. He succeeds former Electrolux managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Mike Putt, who retired late last year.

Electrolux senior vice president APAC/MEA, Adam Cich said, “John’s experience with companies such as Sony Mobile, SanDisk, IBM and Telstra, make him the ideal choice to lead the company’s digital transformation.”

Featherstone was most recently chief commercial officer at ASX-listed small cap company, Corum Group, which offers a range of software solutions for the pharmaceuticals industry, after an eight-year tenure with Sony Mobile. Prior to his time with Sony, he was country manager for SanDisk Australia and New Zealand for almost three years.