By James Wells

SYDNEY: Former Housewares Electrical marketing manager, Peter Brewer, who was simutaneously responsible for the Breville, Kambrook, Philips, Goldair and Ronson brands has been appointed as marketing manager at Conair Australia.

The newly-created position provides Brewer with an opportunity to improve the marketing strategies and consumer awareness of the Conair, Vidal Sassoon, Cuisinart and Weight Watchers brands within the company’s portfolio. Brewer started in his role on Monday 1 May.

Brewer left Housewares International – Electrical division in late February after five years in the role and nine years with the company.

Last month 60 retailers from around Australia judged Breville as the Best Small Appliance Supplier for 2005 at the inaugural Electrical Retailing Awards (ERAs).

Both Brewer and Conair managing director, Wendy Browne were unavailable for comment this afternoon.