Narta has confirmed the appointment of former Breville category manager, Nicolas Cauzac as category manager for whitegoods.

His appointment coincides with the retirement of long-serving Narta executive, Bob Stanley in March after 20 years with the business. He was most recently national category manager for whitegoods.

When Appliance Retailer contacted Narta regarding Cauzac’s appointment, a spokesperson said he brings significant management experience having spent more than 14 years in roles across product and category with a decade’s experience in the Australian consumer electronics industry with both Panasonic and Breville.

“Having previously worked in the whitegoods space, and with substantial experience managing categories and product portfolios, Nic brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He is well known to a number of Narta members through his time in the industry and we are excited to bring him into the business and drive the whitegoods business forward,” a statement supplied to Appliance Retailer said.

Cauzac will be joined by Amit Matthew who moves from the cooking category into a new role as whitegoods planner and seasonal category manager with Michael McKenzie appointed category manager for TV.

“Both Amit and Michael have been with Narta for a number of years and the opportunity to promote within the team is always welcomed and well deserved in these two appointments,” the statement from Narta said.

“These changes have allowed Narta to strengthen the roles within the category team and help align the overall achievement of business strategies of retail services to members and suppliers.”