Michael Collins, Hills general manager, New Zealand.

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Hills has appointed Michael Collins as general manager, New Zealand. Based in Auckland, Collins is tasked with improving customer engagement, driving value for vendors and cultivating a strong sales focus across NZ branches.

Collins brings 20 years of security industry experience to the position, having held senior management roles with Gallagher Security, New Zealand including vice president sales and marketing of the Americas and regional sales manager New Zealand & Pacific. Prior to that, Collins was employed as regional sales manager with UTC Fire & Security, New Zealand.

CEO and managing director, David Lenz, said Collins will play an important role as Hills seeks to accelerate sales growth in its security and surveillance business along with driving growth across all NZ divisions including health and AV.

“Michael understands the NZ market and will utilise his local knowledge and networks to develop opportunities and capitalize on infrastructure projects planned for the future,” Lenz said.

“His commitment to excellent service and collaboration makes him a perfect fit with our corporate culture. His proven leadership skills will be invaluable as we re-focus the business and drive market growth to ensure Hills remains the leading value-add building technologies distributor across ANZ.”

Collins said he was excited to join Hills at a time when there were significant opportunities to improve the business and increase sales growth.

“I’m looking forward to working with the NZ team and developing a plan to move the business forward,” Collins said. Ω

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