After 11 years heading up the UK, Christophe Gontier will move to Australia
After 11 years at the helm of Cosentino UK and Ireland, regional director Christophe Gontier will move to Australian in January 2018 to take up the position of Cosentino VP Asia & Oceania.
Gontier joined Cosentino, the Spanish-based manufacturer of quartz an ultra compact surfaces, in 2007 and has built the business to 23 times the size it was when he joined. He has also overseen the opening of Cosentino City in London.
Paul Gidley, who has been with the company for the past seven years most recently as area manager for the North, will become area director for Cosentino UK.
In addition, Mark Burke who has been with the business for the past eight years as general manager in Dublin will take over as area director for Ireland.
Christophe Gontier said: “I have spent the last 24 years in the Irish and UK kitchen trade and have made very good friends and great memories. I am very grateful for all the support I have received. I am immensely proud of my loyal team, business partners and all that we have achieved together for Cosentino UK.
“The opportunity to move to Australia and build Cosentino’s Asia and Oceania business is hugely exciting and comes at the perfect time for me in my career. I know I leave the UK and Ireland business in Mark and Paul’s capable hands and their combined ambition and unwavering commitment to their customers will ensure Cosentino continues to thrive and grow.”
Sales director for Cosentino Europe Pedro Parra commented: “This is an exciting challenge and step forward in Christophe’s career and I would like to thank him for the outstanding contribution he has made to the success of Cosentino UK and Ireland. He has done an amazing job and we wish him well with his new role.”