A new Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand has been appointed

Gates Australia recently announced that Rainer Wuenstel has been appointed as Gates Managing Director Australasia.
In this role, Rainer is responsible for driving the strategic direction and tactical execution for Gates’ Australia and New Zealand business in alignment with company objectives for growth, performance, compliance and social responsibility.
Rainer is based at the Gates Australia head office in Dandenong South, Victoria, and joins from Mann+Hummel where he was Managing Director, Australia, moving to the region in 2012 from his native Germany.
Rainer’s progressive leadership experience helped drive significant revenue and margin expansion via organic growth and new business development initiatives, including entry into new markets.
Rainer – who has a degree in Mechanical and Process Engineering – brings to Gates significant experience with Gates Australia’s existing customer base and the company is sure to benefit from his leadership and expertise as Gates continues to grow its presence in the region.
“Gates has a long history, a great reputation, produces high-quality products, and is a trusted brand globally,” Rainer said.
“The Gates Australia team has a reputation for being very passionate and is highly customer focused. This combination made this position very attractive to me. We have excellent relationships with our distributors, and we will continue to support them with innovative products and dedicated service.”
“We will continue to grow the market share of Gates in Australia by working closely with our strategic partners in the automotive and the industrial aftermarket. We will also have a strong focus on the power transmission and fluid power markets where I can see solid growth potential.”

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