By James Wells

BRISBANE: Eurolec Australia has become the local distributor for Stoves and Belling appliances which are sourced through the UK-based appliance giant, Glen Dimplex.

According to Eurolec managing director, Martin Shaw, the appliances will arrive in Australia later this year.

To support the expected increase in sales from his new appliance brands, Shaw has appointed new staff to several positions, including Jon Onley as general manager.

“Jon brings extensive retail experience with him which includes a National Projects role with Betta Electrical and before that National Marketing and Merchandising Manager with Origin Energy Shop – formerly Gasmart,” Shaw said.

Onley was also a past President of the Australian Retailers Association in Victoria.

Peter Roney, who was previously Eurolec northern regional manager, has been promoted to national sales manager.

Emlyn Toohey has joined Eurolec as state manager – Victoria and Tasmania. Toohey was previously senior sales manager at Glem Gas in Victoria.

Eurolec, which was established in Australia in 1985, sources products from several overseas manufacturers – Tecnogas and Airforce in Italy, Stoves in the UK and the SitroGroup in Australia.