Hills CEO and MD, David Lenz

THE Board of Hills Limited has announced the appointment of David Lenz as managing director, effective from 19 February 2018.

“The Hills’ board congratulates David on this appointment,” said Jennifer Hill-Ling, Hills chairman. “Prior to taking on the role of CEO in September 2016, David played 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. 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,” she said.

Lenz has more than 25 years’ experience in sales, business development, management and operational leadership across Australia and New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the Global ICT markets. Prior to joining Hills in March 2015, David enjoyed a distinguished career with Ingram Micro, where he spent the last seven years in key roles, most recently heading the Specialty Division, focusing on security and pro AV.

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

“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.”