Smeg Australia has appointed Gabriele Flisi as Victorian state manager, following the recent departure of Norm Marnie.

Flisi joined Smeg over 10 years ago at the company’s headquarters in Guastalla, northern Italy. Prior to arriving in Australia in 2013, Flisi held a financial management role with Smeg UK. Roles in finance and major and small appliance business development followed in Australia.

He was most recently appointed divisional manager – agency, heading up Smeg’s MDA agency business, a role which he will retain in addition to Victorian state manager.

Smeg Australia managing director, Wayne Campbell said, “As well as energy and commitment, Gabriele also brings a wealth of knowledge across major and small domestic appliances and a strong background in financial management and product strategy and development.

“Gabriele will be instrumental in growing our business in Victoria as we embark on our 75th anniversary, a year of significance in terms of product launches and growth expectations.”

Speaking of his appointment, Flisi said, “I’m looking forward to working more closely with the strong and impressive Victorian team to continue to drive growth of both the major and small domestic appliance business as well as the Smeg brand as we celebrate our 75th anniversary.”

Located in Collingwood, Smeg’s Victorian office accommodates major and small appliance retail, commercial and admin staff. The showroom is open for customer visits, events and product demonstrations.