Tempo Appliances has appointed former Harvey Norman senior brand marketing manager, Gary Brown to the role of development manager for its appliance brands, with a specific focus on the Hoover brand.

Earlier this year, Brown was made redundant from Harvey Norman after almost 20 years with the company, due to a business restructure. Tempo general manager of appliances, Craig Handley said Gary is a valuable addition to the team, bringing decades of experience in the appliance and consumer electronics industry, both in product and market knowledge.

“He will be an integral part of us delivering a renewed Hoover brand offer focused on exceeding expectations for both retailer and consumer. Having an iconic and loved brand is only part of the story – we are committed to delivering the total package,” he said. “Gary brings real world experience from the retail front line, and has observed success and failure. His experience will directly shape our brand and product development.”

Hoover brand and product development is ongoing with the first release of new Hoover products expected later this year.