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Richardson who was credited with increasing Samsung sales in Australia, previously worked for Philips.
He replaces Charbel Younis a former Harvey Norman executive who left Tempo last month to join Dick Smith.
Tempo who are a major distributor in the consumer electronics market is responsible for the distribution in Australia of Philips TV’s, Hitachi appliances and TV’s several highly successful Aldi products, Arieti the Italian appliance brand which is owned by Delonghi, Polaroid Tablets and sound gear along with several other leading brands.
Tempo Executive Ziad Yaacoub said “Michael Richardson has 25 years’ experience within the electronics industry both in Australia and New Zealand. He has extensive experience with retail distribution, strategic product marketing and building and nurturing business relationships within major national retailers”.
Talking about Tempo’s growth in Australia he said “Tempo is excited about the strong growth in its branded division”.
He added “Several brands will struggle to operate in their current form, brands will continuously seek an effective distribution solution like Tempo. We have the experience and the systems that brands need and we have a low cost go to market model. We provide our retail partners a complete suite of brand solution as we are fully committed to growing our operation in Australia and New Zealand Market in a fast and dynamic way. Michael Richardson will help us to do this”.