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EXCLUSIVE: Former Electrolux Sales Director Takes Action In Federal Court

Michael Doyle the former sales director of Electrolux Australia has taken legal action against his former employer in the Federal Court.

According to documents filed in the Commonwealth Court both parties failed to reach agreement on the 21st of April 2021 during mediation hearings with the issue now heading to a full Federal Court hearing, to date no documents have been filed.

Michael Dole right with John Winning senior.

Doyle filed on the 3rd of November 2020 against Electrolux Home Products.

The originating Application was filed under the Fair Work Act 2009 Alleging Dismissal in Contravention of a General Protection of Mr Michael Luke Doyle who was terminated much to the shock of the Australian appliance industry following the appointment of John Featherstone who is listed as a respondent in the case.

Electrolux is using lawyers Baker McKenzie, to represent them in the matter.


John Featherstone appointed to CEO role at Electrolux Home Products Australia.



Within months of his appointed  at Electrolux Featherstone parted Company with Doyle who had been acting as General Manager and Sales Director.

Doyle had been responsible for a lot of success at Electrolux including the introduction of strategic Electrolux brands at key retailers such as Harvey Norman and The Good Guys.

Electrolux Home Products then officially appointed Chris Coen as Sales Director, after serving in an interim capacity following the departure of Michael Doyle.

Coen was previously product line director for taste.

Among those to have quite since Featherstone was appointed were Tania Mudge Product Line Director, Care & Wellbeing at Electrolux Australia. She is taking up a new role at Smeg who recently appointed Wayne Cambell as the new Managing Director.

Mudge previously worked at NARTA and prior to that Panasonic.

Also quitting the Swedish appliance Company is Melbourne based Adam Colderbank, the former, Victorian State Manager Ryan Lilley the former National Sales Manager for AEG and Vintec.

Senior Electrolux staff and a director of a major retail chain have told ChannelNews that Doyle should have got the top job.



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