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Hills appoints CEO, David Lenz, as MD

The Board of Hills announced the appointment of David Lenz as managing director effective from 19 February 2018. 

Hills chairman Jennifer Hill-Ling says, “The board congratulates David on this appointment, prior to taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September 2016, David played a key leadership role as the chief operations officer and head of Hills’ key building technologies division.

“As CEO, David has been the driving force behind the implementation of Hills turnaround strategies including bringing Hills supply chain operations in-house and the delivery of the new e-Commerce platform to better serve our customers.” 

Lenz has over 25 years of proven experience in sales, business development, management and operational leadership across Australia and New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the Global ICT markets. 

Hill-Ling concludes, “David has a deep understanding of the industries and markets Hills operate in, and a proven ability to work with customers, vendors and partners to drive growth and deliver results.”

Prior to joining Hills in March 2015, Lenz enjoyed a career with Ingram Micro, where he spent the last seven years in a number of key roles, most recently heading the speciality division, focusing on security and pro AV.

Lenz comments on his appointment, “The business continues its transformational journey and I am excited and committed to continuing to lead this iconic company through this time of change.” 

“There have been a number of challenges along the way, however, I am pleased with our progress on executing the strategies and initiatives that will return the business to profitability and I look forward to delivering value back to our shareholders.”

Some of the challenges Lenz may be referring to could be the recent clashes with Milestone Systems and the apparent collapse of their business deal. 

Both companies have filed court documents against each other with the matter set to be addressed tomorrow. 

There are no exact details on the reason for this dispute at the moment.

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