AFTER welcoming Phillip Brewer and Matthew Bailey to the Hills team earlier this year – 2 seasoned professionals from Bosch security – Hills' David Lenz says the company has continued to strengthen its workforce with a number of new key appointments.

“Darren Semmens re-joins Hills as vendor business manager and will play a pivotal role in strengthening our security product portfolio,” explains Lenz. “Darren has a strong technical background in product development along with vendor management after spending 11 years with DAS as a national product manager. Darren has a proven track record within the security industry and will be a great asset to the team.


Darren Semmens, Hills' vendor business manager

“Alan Cooke joins Hills as group inventory manager as part of its drive to continuously improve our supply chain operational performance,” Lenz says. “Alan’s key objectives will be to improve our inventory integrity and control processes, while optimising total value of stock within our ANZ network. He has a strong track record as a senior leader in this specialised area of supply chain and his most recent role was national inventory manager at Ingram Micro.


Alan Cooke, Hills' group inventory manager

“Meanwhile, David Peachey has been appointed to the role of group procurement manager and is recognised as seasoned procurement professional with broad-based FMCG experience including demand forecasting, transactional purchasing and vendor relationship management. His previous roles include a long tenure at Ingram Micro as head of procurement.

According to Lenz, these appointments are in line with Hills commitment to a strong customer service focus and delivering trusted technology.♦