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Geoff Selig steps up as Executive Chairman of Blue Star

Tuesday, 19 August 2014
By Print 21 Online Article

Look out for more takeovers and  buyouts from Blue Star as increased focus on carrying out the company’s strategic plan will see him working ever more closely with Graham Morgan, head of alliances and acquisitions.

… the pre-eminent print communications business in the country: Geoff Selig

The move triggers a domino effect among senior Blue Star management with Warwick Hay, currently the Chief Executive of Webstar, taking on the role of Group Chief Executive Officer. He comes to the role after five years with Blue Star, having lead the Webstar business both in Australia and New Zealand for much of that period. We are indeed fortunate to have someone of Warwick’s outstanding calibre stepping into such an important leadership role at this time, said Selig.

 Just two years after the Selig family took over the business and months after the aborted attempt to merge with IPMG into the largest printing company in the region, Blue Star is again looking to new horizons.

According to an internal communication, Selig believes the company is the pre-eminent print communications business in the country. For all of us the past couple of years have been both demanding and highly rewarding. I am strongly of the view by continuing to perform well that we are uniquely placed to leverage our market position to further strengthen and secure the business over the years ahead.

As we look to continually evolve our business, and also to enable us to pursue the multitude of opportunities that lay ahead, it is really important… that our organizational structure adequately supports these endeavours.

 A series of appointments and shuffles will change the structure of the company from1 September including:

Matt Aitken, currently group general manager, Print and Mail, will move to the role of group chief operating Officer with responsibility for all of the manufacturing operations of the Group, including Webstar. Darryl Meyer, currently operations manager will take on the role of general manager, Webstar.

Guy Watson, currently group business development manager moves to the role of general manager, Retail Display (STI).



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