Hisense Australia general manager, Tania Garonzi will step down from her role to join The Good Guys as merchandise director. She will replace Biag Capasso (pictured below) as he takes over as managing director on 1 July 2021.

In 2006, Garonzi identified an opportunity to introduce a new consumer electronics brand into the local market and founded Hisense Australia.

“The Good Guys is pleased to announce the appointment of Tania Garonzi as merchandise director. Tania brings deep experience and passion for consumer electronics and has a proven track record in establishing and delivering successful go-to-market and supply chain strategies,” a statement from The Good Guys shared with Appliance Retailer read.

“Over the past 15 years, she has built Hisense Australia into an industry leading brand and her deep experience will enhance our strategic capabilities. Tania is passionate about developing and leading high performing teams and is excited to be working with The Good Guys team.”

Commenting on the appointment of his successor, Capasso said, “Tania has done a great job in managing and growing the Hisense business in Australia. She brings successful management skills, respect from within the industry and a strong understanding of how to create plans that benefit both retailers and suppliers for the long term. We look forward to Tania coming into The Good Guys business and continuing to lead a strong merchandise team to future success.”

Speaking about her time at Hisense Australia, Garonzi said she is proud of the success the team has achieved in the last 15 years.

“The Hisense business has grown immensely in that time and is now one of the most significant brands across numerous categories. Importantly, the team behind Hisense has established itself as one of the best performing in our industry and I look forward to see the brand continue to mature and grow.”  

Hisense Australia managing director, Finn Zhang said Tania was instrumental in establishing Hisense in the Australian market in 2006.

“Together with the Hisense team, she has helped build the business into the powerhouse consumer electronics and homes appliance brand it has become today. We look forward to a smooth transition in the coming months and wish her the best in her future endeavours,” he said.

Garonzi’s replacement at Hisense Australia is yet to be confirmed.