James Layton, acting head of Hills distribution business.

Hills has announced the appointment of James Layton as acting head of distribution in Australia.

Layton worked with Hills from 2006 to 2013 and had come back on board in 2020 as general manager, category & technical services.

“We needed someone passionate and knowledgeable to take charge of our distribution business,” said Hills CEO and managing director, David Lenz.  “James has a deep understanding of the industry and is committed to ensuring Hills is delivering the best possible outcomes to both customers and vendors”

Layton, who has over 21 years of experience in the security industry and has worked with some leading global companies, said he was looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that the appointment will bring.

“I originally joined Hills 15 years ago as a sales representative and have always felt it was a privilege to work for an iconic Australian company,” he said. “To be given the opportunity to lead Hills into the future is very proud moment for me.”

Based in Sydney, Layton will be responsible for leading the Security, Surveillance, and IT distribution business in Australia.

Layton has already presented plans around some innovative strategies that aim to improve the Hills customer experience and grow the business in new ways.