Bipin Gangadharan has moved to Australia as Sales Manager for Pentair Aquatic Products, Australia and New Zealand. For the past six years Gangadharan had been Sales Manager for Pentair in Thailand.
Steven Lelli, Managing Director of Pentair Australia and New Zealand, says he is very happy to have him on board.
“Bipin brings a high level of sales management and expertise, and a focussed approach to sales and business development,” he says.
Gangadharan will be joined by Robert Sterland in October, who will report to him as Product Manager for Aquatic Products for Australia and New Zealand. Sterland is a product engineer who was already based in Australia with Pentair, and has been promoted to this role.
Hugh Smith will take an expanded focus into Pentair’s commercial sector, energy-related opportunities, strategy and also training for the Asia Pacific region including the Australian and New Zealand market.
On August 13 Pentair moved to new headquarters at Dandenong South in Victoria.
Costing more than $8 million and covering 6800 square metres, the new facility is now the site of the manufacturing, spare parts, and research and development for brands including Onga, Flotec, Everpure, Sta-Rite and Shurflo.
Lelli is excited about the move. “It’s fantastic,” he says. “It’s great to have a facility all under one roof where we can provide better customer service and improved efficiency.”
There will be more on the new facility in the October printed edition of SPLASH!