Former OfficeMax New Zealand executive Nick Garrety has joined Tennant NZ as sales supervisor.
Garrety, who will oversee all sales and strategy in New Zealand, said he is looking forward to being involved in the industrial side of the market.
“Being involved in a sector I haven’t had much to do with previously excites me,” Garrety said. “In my opinion, Tennant have the best offering across this sector. With sweeping and scrubbing being more policed across our work environments in NZ, this is a really exciting sector to be involved in.”
With an ever-changing market and more players coming into the country, Garrety said it is key for Tennant and its channel partners to get their offer right, and plans on getting the Tennant brand back to where it was five ago.
“As a customer, I feel [Tennant] lost its identity and direction over the last two to three years. Having sold Tennant equipment for seven years as a distributor, the products are second nature. The key thing for me is getting out and seeing our customers. Having worked in this industry for 11 years, I feel I can provide great advice on Tennant’s range of hard and soft floor (cleaning equipment) solutions.”
Garrety previously worked as a cleaning equipment specialist for OfficeMax New Zealand, and as the national sales manager for Waiwhetu Distributors, where he was responsible for overseeing sales strategy and product development.
“Tennant’s business globally is built around great people to give our customers the best local support. I have been extremely impressed with Nick (Garrety) since I first spoke with him about joining the (ANZ) business. I know his passion for our industry and the Tennant brand will allow us to provide more NZ customers a better experience.” said Chad Angeli, general manager of Tennant Australia & New Zealand.
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