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The winds of change: 27 March 2008

Wednesday, 26 March 2008
By Print 21 Online Article

The printing industry has more people coming and going than an airport. This week, Print 21 takes a look at the flurry of changes that’s occurred.

HP Indigo expands industrial print team

Zoran Novakovic (pictured) has taken up the role of business development manager, HP Indigo.

Novakovic, has been with HP for three years. Prior to this role, he was part of the managed print services team.   In his position, Novakovic will work closely with current and new HP Indigo industrial digital customers to develop new opportunities to grow market demand.

Commenting on his new role, Novakovic said: "It is an exciting time in digital print, especially on an industrial scale.  I can see numerous technological and business advantages for HP Indigo customers and look forward to working with them and the HP Indigo team."

Novakovic joins Rob West, who has been leading the HP Indigo team in Australia for the past eight years.  He will work closely with West and HP Indigo channel partners the Currie Group in Australia and AM International in New Zealand.




 Adrian Painter joins Optimus as  Technical Consultant at iMelbourne HQ

Adrian will be working alongside Con James, Technical Manager Systems, who is well known to the industry with more than 25 years experience working with such respected industry leaders as Heidelberg Australia, EAC Graphics and Cyrachrome.
As well as acting as the ‘first line’ of assistance for customers on technical matters, Adrian will handle a range of operations including technical consulting, system implementation and upgrades, and customer training.

He brings a diverse range of experience to his new role having worked in many facets of the printing industry more than 16 years. With qualifications and experience in graphic design and teaching, he has run design studios and has held management positions in printing companies across areas incl

uding prepress, customer service and account management.
The announcement, made this week, comes at an exciting time for the company says Optimus Australia Managing Director, Peter Charlton.

“Last year, we moved our head office to new facilities at the Lakeside Business Centre, overlooking Albert Park Lake in Melbourne, and also established a Sydney branch,” says Peter. “In December, we launched Optimus V19, a totally new product with a completely new structure and graphic interface which makes it far more powerful, functional and easy to use. In short, it’s a very exciting new MIS option for printing companies in this part of the world.”

The Optimus team (L-R) – Peter Charlton, Managing Director; Bardie – Telephone Support; Adrian Painter, Technical Consultant and Con James, Technical Manager Systems.

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