New country manager for RS Components

RS Components has appointed Chris Poullaos as country manager for Australia and New Zealand.

The appointment supports the company’s ongoing commitment to become first choice for its customers and suppliers by delivering a one-stop solution, powered by technology, innovation and data-led insight that fulfils the needs of engineers and procurement officers in the industrial and electronics sectors.

Based in Sydney, Poullaos will focus on driving growth and expanding the RS Australia and New Zealand business. With an aim to provide best-in-class customer services, he will concentrate on reinforcing the company’s promise to provide a broad range of industrial and electronic products, high stock availability, together with sector-specific knowledge and technical expertise.

Poullaos will lead the local team to continue to improve the customer experience, develop new channels to market, drive customer expansion and implement supplier and brand promotion activities.

“Chris brings a valuable mix of industry knowledge from across multiple sectors such as information technology, industrial product, food processing, facility and office supply management with a proven track record of success in enhancing business performance. Building on the solid foundation of the Australia and New Zealand markets, Chris will play a key role in driving growth as we continue to adapt to the needs of our customer base in the markets,” commented Frank Lee, regional vice president APAC at RS.

Prior to joining RS, Poullaos was general manager of the food processor supplies business unit of Bunzl Australasia. He also held senior sales management and director roles with Educations Works Australia, Electus Distribution (Jaycar Electronics) and Corporate Express Australia.