Hills adds fuel to fire business with new appointment


“Business Development Manager – ANZ Fire, Gautam Yadav”

Hills has announced the appointment of Gautam Yadav as Business Development Manager for its fire safety portfolio, responsible for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

Based in Sydney, Yadav will be charged with developing the company’s presence in the fire safety and protection industry, fostering sales opportunities in retail, warehousing, multi-story dwellings, and mining and tunnels.

Yadav comes to Hills from SAI Global where he held a client management role, bringing with him a wealth of technical knowledge and project management experience along with an extensive understanding of the Australian Standards for fire and life safety. He’ll utilise his expertise in the design of fire detection systems to provide high level technical support to
integrators and advise end users on safety requirements.

General Manager Growth Markets, Jourdan Garde, said Hills would leverage its reach in the security sector to develop sales opportunities for its fire range.

“The fire business will target current and new customer markets, providing product expertise and smart, one stop solutions by linking the technology between various Hills product divisions,” Garde said.

“The fire product range represents an exciting opportunity for integrators who install our security product to benefit from an added income stream.”

Head of Sales for Security, Surveillance and IT, Bill Sakellariou, said Hills was keen to round out its portfolio with a fire detection range and strengthen its position as a ‘one-stop shop’ for building technologies.

“The inclusion of fire detection products compliments Hills current product offering and gives Hills the advantage of being a complete solution seller in industry verticals like health, education, banking and government infrastructure,” Sakellariou said.