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Ron Patterson goes from Printing Industries Association in Victoria

Friday, 14 December 2012
By Print21
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High-profile industry identity is a casualty of the new national structure of the leading print industry association.

Ron Patterson, formerly the Victorian state manager under the old organisation, was GM for Sales and Marketing under the revamped national structure. Following a recent review his position has been declared redundant as part of a consolidation of operations.

No one is talking about the decision, which is seen as contentious in some quarters, with neither the Association nor Patterson making any public announcement. A memo to members is currently circulating advising that members will be advised of arrangements for the ongoing management of the activities of the Association in their state early in the new year.

According to sources, the loss of Patterson will not affect the level of services to the membership in Victoria and Tasmania, with senior management taking up any slack. The redundancy comes as a result of the move away from a regionally based organisation to a national structure with a newly constituted board. Under the new regime the positions of state-based managers were abolished, replaced by national general managers for different functions. According to the memo, Patterson, while being responsible for sales and marketing nationally, was still state manager of Victoria and Tasmania.

There are currently six general managers around the country covering such activities as research, member services, membership and finance.

Patterson (pictured) has a long and distinguished career in the printing industry, with positions in Agfa-Gavaert and CPI as national sales manager before joining Printing Industries in 2006. He has been a stalwart on many industry boards, including PacPrint and the National Print Awards.


2 Responses to “Ron Patterson goes from Printing Industries Association in Victoria”

  1. December 19, 2012 at 10:53 am,


    Disappointing. Time to re-name the PIAA to PI – NSW since they are overloaded with staff in NSW and still adding!. Ron was very passionate about working hard for our industry. Time to review our membership… Don’t see the value at present. Good luck Ron

  2. December 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm,


    Your article rightly points out that Ron has been an Industry Stalwart who has had a long & distinguished Career.
    Casualty No !!
    Shafted by the new PIA regIme Yes!!
    Disgusting Yes!!

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