Q Technology Group has appointed Warren Sainsbury as MD and CEO after the resignation of Rob Rosa, who will remain on the board as non-executive director.

Sainsbury has more than 19 years’ experience in electrical wholesaling and distribution and most recently grew a distribution business to $A70m in turnover. 

Sainsbury’s experience in recent times has been focused on embracing digitisation and digital strategies, including e-commerce, digital marketing, web strategies and on-line sales portals.

With the continuing convergence of security technology, information technology and electrical product supply sectors it has been increasingly apparent to the board of QTG that the future business direction needs to encompass a wider range of customers and services than its historical base. The appointment of Sainsbury is part of the broader company strategy to position QSS as a successful, streamlined, efficient and agile organisations at the forefront of an industry undergoing a convergence trend.

Rosa, who remains a significant shareholder in QTG, has spent the last 3.5 years overseeing a complete re-engineering of QSS, including a major overhaul of longstanding supply arrangements, which has seen the introduction of market-leading suppliers including Bosch, BPT, FLIR, NUUO, Senstar and Sunell.

Under Rosa's leadership, the business has consolidated and survived, becoming a leaner and more streamlined business which is capable of meeting the challenges of the market into the future with stability and growth.

Rosa said that after 3.5 years in the business and 2.5 years as CEO, he feels now is the right time to hand the business to a new leader focused on executing the company's plans to unlock the next phase of growth. 

"The QSS team we have built is one of the best in the industry and I have no doubt that under Warren's leadership, and supported by new products, the team will strongly grow the business and attain the leading position in the industry.”

Rosa told SEN that he had no intention of leaving the electronic security industry and after spending time with family he was looking forward to returning to assist steering QTG and to take on a new role in the electronic security industry.♦