Cosentino regional director Christophe Gontier will be moving to Australia in January 2018 to take on the role of vice-president Asia and Oceania.
Gontier (pictured) joined the Spanish-based work surfaces manufacturer in 2007 and has built the UK and Ireland business to 27 times the size it was when he joined.
Paul Gidley, who has been with the business for the past seven years, most recently as its area sales manager for the North, will become area director for Cosentino UK.
Mark Burke will take over as area director for Ireland. He has worked at Cosentino for the past eight years as general manager in Dublin.
“I have spent the past 24 years in the Irish and UK kitchen trade and have made very good friends and great memories,” said Gontier. “I am very grateful for all the support I have received. I am immensely proud of my loyal team, business partners and all that we have achieved together for Cosentino UK. The opportunity to move to Australia and build Cosentino’s Asia and Oceania business is hugely exciting and comes at the perfect time for me in my career. I know I leave the UK and Ireland business in Mark and Paul’s capable hands and their combined ambition and unwavering commitment to their customers will ensure Cosentino continues to thrive and grow.”
Pedro Parra, sales director for Cosentino Europe, commented: “This is an exciting challenge and step forward in Christophe’s career and I would like to thank him for the outstanding contribution he has made to the success of Cosentino UK and Ireland. He has done an amazing job and we wish him well with his new role.”