It has been announced today that John Temple, General Manager of Mercury Marine’s Australia, New Zealand and Pacific region business will be retiring after 35 years with the company at the end of the December 2014.
At the same time, it was announced that Will Sangster, Director of Sales will be appointed as General Manager to replace Temple on his retirement. Will has recently completed a 5 month assignment at Mercury’s world headquarters as part of his transition into this new role. Over the next few weeks, John and Will will be working together closely to achieve smooth transition of regional leadership responsibilities.
Temple joined Mercury in January 1979 progressing through various roles of greater responsibility until his appointment to the leadership role of the ANZP business in December 2006. During his tenure as GM, Temple has served as Director for a number of Brunswick companies as well as with several marine industry associations / boards throughout his career. He has also held responsibilities for various boat brands within the Brunswick portfolio.
Will Sangster began his career with Mercury in 2008 beginning as Regional Manager for the Queensland region, then relocating to Melbourne to accept the position of Director of Sales for all the company’s products in June 2009. Prior to joining Mercury, Will held several business development and marketing roles more recently for Intelematics & the Special vehicles division of General Motors (HSV). Will received a B.Com degree in 2003 from Deakin University.
While thanking John Temple for his contribution and leadership provided to the ANZP business, Kevin Grodzki, Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing said that John had steered the business that is continuously recognised as one of the best performing business units in Mercury’s global network of operations. More at www.mercurymarine.com.au