Following the retirement of Steve Dunwell and Graham Wickham, manroland Australasia has appointed Dennis Wickham and Andreas Schwoepfinger, each with more than 20 years of experience in the printing industry in Australia and Germany, to leading roles in the new management team.
In his role as managing director, Dennis Wickham will be responsible for manroland Australasia with a major focus on sales of manroland web systems web offset presses as well as digital finishing solutions and automation features. Selling sheetfed presses for manroland sheetfed and project management are also part of his new position.
Andreas Schwoepfinger, as technical director service, will be responsible for all services and products regarding the manroland websystems customised Solutions, Support and Store, along with service support for sheetfed customers.
“Both have been working for manroland web systems for a long time and understand the unique needs of each customer through the development of strong relationships. They are well aware of the Australian market requirements and bring a lot of enthusiasm to support the Australasia customers to be successful. With the new team, manroland Australasia will keep its strong market position and strengthen it – especially in the service sector,” stated Alexander Wassermann, managing director of manroland web systems.
The Australasia region covering Australia and New Zealand is a huge and successful market for manroland web systems. “Besides new sales we are mainly considering possibilities for growth in the service sector,” Schwoepfinger commented. “With many of the biggest Australian printers as our customers, we want to increase the support for our customers for press upgrades and services but also new state-of-the-art features, like the manroland webSTORE, our 24/7 online store for wear and spare parts.”
Wickham commented: “Besides strengthening this important business sector, we are also looking forward to conquering new market areas for digital finishing and offset solutions. I am happy to work with the team within manroland to make manroland web systems Australasia even more successful in the future”.
Alexander Wassermann praised the great work done by Steve Dunwell and Graham Wickham, the two recently retired managing directors of manroland web systems Australasia. “Steve Dunwell and Graham Wickham have paved the way for the new young management team to conquer and strengthen all market fields in Australasia. We would like to thank them for a great job and at the same time welcome our new management team,” he said.