Sharing over 50 years of industry experience.

Mann & Noble, supplier of Ariete, Braun and Oral-B, has recently appointed three industry executives to join its growing team, as it prepares for world domination.

Taking the reins for marketing is James Friess, who has 22 years’ experience in marketing for global brands, including Toni&Guy, Calvin Klein, Trent Nathan, Label.m, Babyliss Pro and more. Friess has been awarded with a number of domestic and international marketing accolades across the beauty and lifestyle categories. As marketing director, he is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of all marketing activities across the Mann & Noble portfolio, in particular lifestyle brands including Touch In Sol.


Hailing from Woolworths and Lego, Hugh Campbell has been appointed Mann & Noble’s new commercial director, having previously worked across Australia, New Zealand and the US. Campbell will drive the Procter & Gamble partnership business inside Mann & Noble, with an initial focus on delivering a strong performance for the electrical channel and department store retailers across Braun male and female hair removal and Oral B power toothbrushes.

Michael Aquilina has stepped into the role of national sales manager, following his most recent tenure at Breville, and Nestle and Cadbury, prior. At Mann & Noble, Aquilina will be responsible for the company’s electro channel offering, supporting Campbell in exceeding customer expectations on the Braun and Oral B brands.

Mann & Noble group managing director, Phillip Mann said, “At Mann & Noble we are extremely proud to be able to acquire three industry experts of this calibre. Between them they share over 50 years of consumer goods retail experience and wisdom, which is hard to come by. We pride ourselves on attracting only the best of the best so we can continue to create profitable growth for our trade partners and delight consumers with world leading products across the Braun and Oral B portfolios.”