Big changes at Canohm as Robert Costello Retires

Media Release - 3 August 2021

Robert CostelloAfter 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.

 “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”.  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.

Mike brings a wealth of experience with his strong leadership and sales and marketing prowess gained from running a sales team of around 25 with 5 on-the-road sales representatives at Radio Parts. 

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”.  Coultas said.

Very exciting times now lay ahead for Canohm, a company founded in 1963.

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