Zeon has appointed its sales director Simon Gilham as the company’s new managing director.
The news was broken in WatchPro’s annual Hot 100 publication, launched on Sunday night at One Mayfair, where Gilham was honoured as a Brand Champion among 100 of the most influential people in the UK watch industry.
Gilham’s promotion follows 15 years of service at Zeon during which time he has ‘made a significant contribution to the business’ and ‘has been central to operations since he joined’.
Before joining Zeon, Gilham began his career as national account manager at Kimberly Clark, before moving into brand management at Stelux and InterCity Group, which was his first taste of the watch industry.
At Zeon Ltd, Gilham has fulfilled a number of roles and oversaw the acquisition of licensed gift company Wesco Limited in 2010.
Gilham’s new role at the helm of Zeon will see him steer the company as it continues to drive ahead fashion and lifestyle brand licences for watches while developing the company’s gift division with onus on efficiency and growth.
Monica Bloch, Zeon chairperson, commented: “I am delighted to have found a managing director of Simon’s calibre from within our own ranks. The breadth of his knowledge and experience gives him the footing to successfully lead the business onwards and upwards. Simon’s appointment to this pivotal role signals a new era for the company.”