By Claire Reilly

SYDNEY, NSW: Belkin Australia & New Zealand has today announced the appointment of two new members to its management team.

Ian McLean has been appointed as managing director for ANZ, replacing previous MD Patrick Domingue, who is returning to work for Belkin in the United States. Brendan Sparks has also joined Belkin from Samsung Electronics as head of marketing and product management for ANZ.

Speaking about the appointments was Alan Sparks, vice president of Belkin Asia.

“I am really pleased that we have been able to attract such high quality candidates to join the Belkin team in ANZ,” he said. “There is no doubt in my mind that the addition of Ian and Brendan will take the already successful business we have in ANZ to a new level.”

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McLean will join Belkin “with a wealth of knowledge and experience gathered over many years in the Computer/IT sector within ANZ and across Asia”. His previous roles include 10 years as vice president of Asia Pacific sales at Netgear, 10 years as head of sales and marketing at Netcomm and, most recently, responsibility for “driving the storage business in ANZ” at Seagate.

“Ian has a strong track record of growing successful businesses, building market share, nurturing successful teams and developing strategic business partnerships.”

Brendan Sparks has 12 years experience in consumer electronics marketing, and arrives at Belkin following 2 years as Samsung’s product marketing manager for plasma and 3D TV. “Through strategic and tactical market development, Brendan was pivotal in Samsung’s growth and success in the TV market.  Brendan has a track record of aggressive growth in sales, revenue and market share.”

“We are looking to grow our business by way of creating profitable growth for our Business Partners and adding complimentary categories to the portfolio of products we have today,” concluded Alan Sparks. “This will enable us to further strengthen the Belkin brand in ANZ where it is already a household name.”