Robert Costello Retires as General Manager of Canohm
After 18 years as the face of Canohm, the Melbourne based AV distributor, General Manager Robert Costello has announced his retirement.
Costello joined Canohm in 2003 following successful stints at Scan Audio (now Qualifi) and Pioneer Electronics.
Speaking of his retirement, Robert told StereoNET:
It's been an amazing adventure with Canohm as we represented only two brands back in 2003 - Vogel's TV mounts and Canton Hi-Fi speakers. In 2004 we acquired Sangean radios and prepared for the nationwide launch of Digital Radio, and now many years later we stand proud with 10 brands across various channels, with many more staff now operating out of a prestigious new building and turnover quadrupled.
It is very emotional as I hand over the reins to a new guard, but the time is right to let new blood take the company to new heights.
Canohm says Robert will remain with the company in a part-time product management capacity until early 2022. The new guard at Canohm starts with Mike Swann, formerly of Radio Parts Group as the National Sales Manager - CE Division and long term Canohm staffer Dave Coultas as the new General Manager.
Canohm says Mike brings a wealth of experience with his strong leadership and sales and marketing prowess. Coultas is a highly respected manager heading up Canohm's Supply Chain and Operations department and is well placed to lead the company with a strong focus on stability and adaptability.
We have a great team and culture at Canohm and I take the reins at an exciting time. The goal as always is stable organic growth but with an increased focus on agility so we can better adapt in this challenging COVID environment.
It's a new era for Canohm, celebrating over six decades in business this year. We look forward to the next chapter under the direction of Swann and Coultas and wish Robert the very best health and happiness in his well-earned retirement.
StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.