Published on March 11th 2018 in

Sales leadership – the BASF succession plan

BASF’s Coatings division welcomes Mr Mark Spiteri as National Sales Manager Australia and New Zealand. Mark joins BASF following a successful career as an experienced General Manager with a background in multi-site retail store sales and operations and managing large national sales teams in a business-to-business environment. Mark will succeed David Priestley who will retire from the organisation.

In addition, BASF has also made several role changes within the team with some new faces joining the group.  “The changes that have taken place in our sales team are part of a long-term succession plan for our coatings team,” said Tony Wiggins, Head of Coatings, ANZ for BASF Australia Ltd. “During the past ten years, David Priestley has successfully committed himself to the company and his national role. He will be sorely missed by the BASF team. We are fortunate to have Mark join our team and is an experienced successor for the National Sales Manager role,” he added.

Shaun Batty has been appointed as the Business Development Manager, QLD. Shaun has an extensive history in the industry as a qualified panel beater and spray painter, business owner and over five years as a state manager in 3M’s automotive division.

Ian Johnson, who has been with BASF for fourteen years has transitioned from Technical Sales Support Manager to Business Development Manager, NSW. The Technical Sales Support Manager role has been filled by David Handcock, who has 42 years’ experience in the industry.

Mark Harrison is no stranger to BASF automotive refinish brands having previously worked with a distributor of BASF products for nine years and has worked in a state management role. Mark commenced employment with BASF late last year as the Business Development Manager WA, SA, TAS, NT. Joining Mark, is Mathew Pascoe, who has taken up the role of Business Development Representative in South Australia. Mathew has over 22 years industry experience.

BASF’s Key Account Management team, led by Senior Key Accounts Manager, Paul Hooper, welcomes two new team members. Danny Berti, has taken up the position of Key Accounts Specialist, a move from his role as Business Development Manager, NSW and Colin Blandford has joined as Key Accounts Specialist for QLD and New Zealand.

“In an ever-changing industry it is important that we provide the highest level of service to our customer network” said Wiggens, “I strongly believe we have the best team moving forward.”

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