Gallagher HQ, Hamilton, NZ.

Global security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, has beefed up its New Zealand sales team with the addition of 2 new appointments this month.

Gallagher has hired Mark Bevan as business development manager (BDM) for the Upper North Island, and Baden Foster, a technical business development manager for the South Island.

Bevan arrives from Ingram Micro where he worked in a similar role for 4 years after cutting his teeth at Atlas Gentech NZ for almost 9 years. His focus is on gaining a deep understanding of customers’ challenges and adding real value.

According to Bevan, “Access control is about so much more than just opening and closing doors and can add real business value by creating a more efficient operation.”

Foster, meanwhile, will work in a technical business development role providing support for customers and generating new business in the South Island. He said he was intent on optimising Gallagher’s channel partner network to bring on more customers.

“I thrive on building close, long-lasting relationships with customers and sharing my experience and technical knowledge with them,” said Foster, who joined Gallagher from Electrical Supply Corp, where he worked as a territory manager for 2 years, but he began his career in the Royal New Zealand Navy as an electronic technician.

According to Justin Miller, general manager New Zealand and Pacific Islands for Gallagher’s security business, the Gallagher team has had explosive growth in New Zealand and the Pacific over the past few years.

“Adding Mark and Baden to the team allows us to provide greater levels of service and grow our business accordingly,” Miller said.