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The winds of change – new Kodak GCG MD; Bruce Sinnott joins DES

Thursday, 15 February 2007
By Print21

Changes all round at Kodak

Two new appointments have been announced at Kodak Graphic Communications Group. Steve Green is the Asia-Pacific region’s new vice president marketing and business development and Nick Notaras has taken on the role of managing director for the Kodak Graphic Communications Group ANZ. The two will work together closely on a controlled hand over of the business in the coming months.

For Green, the opportunity of this expanded role across the growing Asia-Pacific region was exciting. He praised Kodak, who he believed to be showing innovation and rewards for its staff. “This shows its commitment to growing and developing its managerial talent pool,” he said.

Notaras (pictured) said that streamlining the backend of the Kodak management system and centralising its customer service interface would be a priority. “We want to unify and streamline services to the market, which will lead to greater flexibility and responsiveness,” he said.

DES signs on Bruce Sinnott

Following the recent appointment of DES as Master Distributor for X-Rite in local markets, DES has expanded their team.

Bruce Sinnott is now settling into his role as national manager for the X-Rite Products, and is looking forward to the challenge of 20 per cent growth target this year. Familiar with the printing industry, Sinnott has a background back to a trade apprenticeship in the 70s, before graduating to become managing director at iconic trade house, Sinnott Brothers, and more recently as general manager at IPMG.

Working alongside Sinnott, David Crowther has been appointed technical manager for X-Rite products. With his experience in colour management, DES is going to serve the digital imaging, prepress, pressroom, photographic and creative markets, as well as venturing into the colour and appearance for industrial, automotive and medical markets.

Ian Clare, Managing Director of DES said, “X -Rite recognised our technical skills and resources; we are determined to reinforce that by employing key figures with the right experience for the job. Undoubtedly Bruce Sinnott has the expertise that this role demands.”

Seachange lures sales manager back to Sydney

Returning home to the big smoke, Michael Boogaard, has landed the role of NSW district sales manager at Celmac. Though he’s originally from Sydney, Boogaard spent a two-year stint in Perth, running his own business. With a background in the signage industry, Boogaard says that he’s enjoying his new role with Celmac. “It’s great getting out and seeing my clients,” he said. “I always enjoyed the account managing side of my career in the past and didn’t want to get bogged down in production.”

Océ’s new business development manager buzzing with excitement

Jason Hay kicked off the New Year with a new job – still in Océ, where he’s worked in various roles over the past nine years. Appointed as business development manager for areas in NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory and the ACT, his duties will include selling Océ products such as: the Océ CS9000 eco and low solvent inkjet range, the CS7000 uv curable series, the proven Océ Lightjet continuous tone printers and the new Arizona 250GT flatbed/roll-to-roll uv curable printer.

Coming from a colour background, Hay said that he is enjoying his new role and was particularly looking forward to working with the Arizona 250GT. “It’s the bee’s knees of products that’s coming out,” he said. “I just love colour.”

CPI appoints non executive director

Darryl Abotomey (pictured, right) has been appointed as independent non executive director of CPI. Abotomey has 30 years’ experience in finance and general management roles both in the paper and packaging industry. He comes to this position after previously working as director of the board and chief financial officer of PaperlinX Limited.

“The board believes that Abotomey’s industry knowledge and skills will be of value in the implementation of the company’s strategic objectives,” said Birol Akdogan, company secretary.

No more food, Todd moves into packaging

Wrapping up his time working for Kraft, Michael Todd has returned to Australia, taking on the role of group general manager sales and marketing for Amcor. Todd will now focus on driving the company’s sales and marketing.

Louis Lachal, managing director of Amcor Australasia said that, “I’m confident that Michael … will bring significant value to our business in terms of driving improved service and responsiveness to meet out customers’ needs.”

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