Posts Tagged ‘winds of change’

  • Winds of change: Haisman joins Screen

    Screen has appointed former managing director of QI Press Controls Australasia, James Haisman, as its manager for the Northern Region covering NSW, ACT and Queensland.

    Peter Scott, managing director of Screen Australia welcomed Haisman’s global experience and achievements. “He has advanced commercial skills and is accustomed to negotiating capital equipment investments within the printing industry, that fall within the price range in which we operate. I believe that customers will find it a pleasure meeting and dealing with him. Screen welcomes him onboard,” said Scott. 

    Haisman has relocated from Melbourne to Sydney to take up the position. He first moved to Australia from the UK in 2005 to establish optical measurement and control systems developer for web-offset presses, QI Press Controls Australasia, where he was managing director up to 2010.

    He was also the international general manager of PressTech and has years of experience in the flexo and gravure packaging sector during his time with corona treatment specialists Sherman and Softal.

    “I have always been motivated by close dealings with customers, determining the best solutions for their businesses and following through to ensure mutual success. Screen is renowned for equipment quality, service and, since entering the digital printing sector, innovation and market leadership. I am delighted to get onboard with Screen and look forward to re-acquainting myself with customers who I know and to meeting new ones,” said Haisman.

    Haisman holds a BA (Hons) in International Studies and also attended the Royal Military College in Sandhurst. He is currently three years into a Juris Doctor law degree from Monash University.

  • Winds of change – Helen Walker joins RotoMetrics

    School’s out for former primary school teacher Helen Walker as she begins an exciting new chapter in her career as accounts manager of RotoMetrics Australia.

    In an exclusive interview with Print 21 she said, “I started to research RotoMetrics. I was really impressed to see that they are a global company who pride themselves on good customer service. I particularly liked that they offer local manufacturing and technical support. I felt like this showed the good integrity of the company, the fact that they offer a great service beyond the sale of a product.”

    In what is a learning curve and breath of fresh air for Walker, she believes a combination of her customer service and organisational skills will make a difference.

    Helen Walker, new accounts manager of RotoMetrics

    “I have been amazed by what I have learned so far in this role, and all everyday things that I would have taken for granted before I started the job. I had no idea how big the industry was. But I’ve well and truly caught the bug now and annoy all my friends when I point to wine bottle labels, jam jar labels, pizza boxes and say – we sell the tool that has cut that out,” Walker said.

    The biggest learning curve at the moment for Walker are the different types and specs of paper stocks. “The other day I saw a paper made out of stone dust. I’m flying out to Western Australia again next month to visit more customers there,” she said.

    Walker has previously worked in women’s retail stores, and taught English in South Korea. Her decision to make a career change was made easy as she says Aussies are friendly and grateful for the service one provides.

    She said, “I have always enjoyed using my knowledge, advice and resources to give the customer what they want. A quick phone call to another store is a five minute job for me, but saves hours of extra shopping for the customer. This applies to RotoMetrics, too. Sometimes it the smallest task that make all the difference to my customers.”

    RotoMetrics is a supplier of rotary and flexible cutting dies, print cylinders and sleeves, adjustable anvils, die station modules and converting systems.

  • Winds of change – August 2013

    Mimaki Australia has appointed Brad Creighton as its new sales and marketing manager

    Brad Creighton joins Mimaki’s newly formed Australian subsidiary overseeing the national distribution of Mimaki products through a countrywide dealer network.

    Creighton has been in the industry for some twenty years, having spent ten of them with DGS supporting Mimaki products across the country.

    “I’m thrilled to be joining Mimaki Australia. One of the main lessons I have taken from twenty years in the graphic, sign, and display industry is the constant evolution of technology in which Mimaki has been an industry leader.” Creighton said. 

    He said, “Manufacturing products in various fields is no mean feat, but when these products change the way businesses think, produce and deliver, now that’s something special. Mimaki are changing industry attitudes about producing graphics.”

    Hiroshi Okino, managing director of Mimaki welcomed Creighton as it new sales and marketing manager of Australia. He said “I believe that Brad will bring with him a great understanding of the Australian market when he joins our existing team of experienced representatives to support Mimaki customers.”

    Creighton said he is extremely excited about the opportunity to offer continued support for Mimaki customers and resellers.

    Mimaki Australia headquarters in Rydalmere are currently being refurbished. In the meantime they are located in temporary offices in North Ryde.

    The refurbished facility will have a new showroom displaying up to ten Mimaki products.

    “Forward planning is vital as we travel up the sales and service rollout strategy curve.” Brad said “Bigger premises are part of a strategy that will see our staff level grow from the current six to over a dozen in a few months time.” Creighton concluded.

  • The winds of change – 18 July 2012

    Brenden Dunn for Positive Camtec

    Positive Camtec has announced the addition of wide format specialist, Brenden Dunn, to its expanding team. The appointment follows hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that it had appointed its former technical director, Phillip Trumble, as the new managing director.

    Dunn (pictured), who has been appointed in a technical sales role, comes to the team with years of experience under his belt working in the sign, offset and digital printing industry. Over the past 9 years he has worked exclusively in the wide format digital printing industry, and his expertise covers UV flatbed printing, RIP software, colour management and general service and maintenance.

    “Brenden is highly regarded within the industry and his enthusiasm is inspiring for the rest of the team here at Positive Camtec,” says Positive Camtec’s sales and marketing manager, Adriano Gut.

    Trumble says tat Dunn’s expertise and broad product knowledge, “will be a real asset to Positive Camtec and its customer base. We are committed to offering the very best products and service in the industry and adding Brenden to our team will allow us to meet the current and future demands of the industry and maintain our exceptional service & support record.”

    In his role as technical sales, Dunn will look after the complete range of products offered by Positive Camtec, comprising swissQprint and Teckwin UV flatbed printers, Roland & Epson wide format digital printers, CNC Routers, Argus Lasers, Ergosoft & Caldera RIP Software, Dye Sublimation Systems, Ink and Media along with offering application and technical support.

     A new face at STI Group Lilyfield Printing

    STI Group Lilyfield Printing has a new Prepess/Digital Workflow Analyst, with Franca Balsamo joining the company in June.

    Former CPI Group/BJ Ball marketing communications manager and past president of the Junior Printing Executives Association of NSW, Franca Balsamo, joined STI Group Lilyfield as a prepress and digital workflow analyst in June this year.

    Balsamo has also previously worked as national colour specialist for Ricoh Australia and senior production and graphic arts consultant at Canon Australia.

     New ACP Magazine’s Catalogue division appoints Hardie Grant GM to lead

    ACP Magazines has appointed Hardie Grant Publishing general manager, Mark Paton, to head up its new Catalogue division.

    The company announced this week the launch of its new division, which will see it carve out its own territory in the lucrative local catalogue market sector.

    Paton, who has worked for Pacific Magazines, PMP, and RR Donnelly, has been named as the new division’s general manager.

    “Mark comes to us with a wealth of experience in custom publishing, content marketing and print production following senior roles with RR Donnelley, PMP, Pacific Magazines and Hardie Grant, and will lead our expansion and growth in the catalogue market,” said ACP publishing director, Gerry Reynolds, in a statement.