Kitchener, Canada — Unitron, Kitchener, Canada has made several new executive appointments. Dion Watson was named general manager for Unitron South Africa, and Leonard Marshall is now director, Unitron Australia.

Marshall’s new position is a promotion from general manager at Unitron’s South African division.

“In his prior role, Leonard (pictured right) was instrumental in building and strengthening Unitron’s brand in the South African marketplace. He and his team put that organization on a fantastic growth trajectory,” says Jan Metzdorff, Unitron vice president, International Sales. “We are thrilled he has now accepted the challenge of leading our Australian business operations, and anticipate his continued success as he takes over the helm in this key market for Unitron.”

Marshall has more than 20 years of sales and product management experience, and over his career has held various management and business leadership positions within the medical industry.

Marshall replaces Kate Handley, who has accepted a new position as director of product marketing, Unitron International Sales, based in Switzerland. She will oversee the introduction of new products to all Unitron offices outside of North America.

Dion Watson (pictured left) has taken over Marshall’s previous South African position. He brings to Unitron extensive experience in marketing and sales, as well as divisional management within the pharmaceutical industry.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dion to the Unitron organization. Unitron South Africa has experienced tremendous growth over recent years, and Dion, with his extensive sales and marketing expertise and strong business acumen, is the ideal person to solidify Unitron’s position as one of the leading hearing healthcare providers in South Africa,” says Jan Metzdorff, vice president, Unitron International Sales.

Prior to joining Unitron, Watson was an executive at MSD/Shering-Plough, a member of the Merck Group, with responsibility for all sales and marketing-related activities.

SOURCE: Unitron