New GM for Smart Home Products
ITW Retail Group has announced the appointment of David Smith to the role of General Manager of the Smart Home Products business. With a wealth of experience in both manufacturing and distribution, David brings to the role over twenty years of hardware and homeware industry experience.
David hails from a successful career within general management in both Australia and New Zealand. He was previously GM of Phoenix Industries, and prior to this, GM of McPhersons Housewares. With a proven background in developing strong sales and marketing strategies, and building key relationships with both distributors and key customers, David has taken on the exciting task of further developing the Smart business.
The search for the best candidate was made easier with the help of Lloyd Morgan, one of Australia’s leading search and selection firms in the hardware and building industries. It was a challenge as Smart Home Products was previously a privately owned business and is now in the fold of one of the world’s leading building products companies.With the support of Lloyd Morgan, ITW Retail Group searched the market for an individual who could not only take the business to new levels, but also respect the heritage and strong foundations that the organisation has built over many years.
“The ideal candidate was always going to be someone who understood some of the core competencies that have made ITW one of the world’s leading suppliers of hardware and building products,” said Candace Feild, Senior Consultant at Lloyd Morgan.