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Leo awarded Industry LSeaders scholarship
arah Leo, general manager at SA printing business Openbook Howden and the
Left: 30 years: (l-r) Eli Keersmaekers, global sales director,
SA Board member at the PIAA, Industry
Roland DG;
Marc Margetts, CEO Roland
DG Australia; John Egan, founder Roland DG Australia; and John Wall, president Roland DG Australia.
has been awarded an Industry Leaders Fund Scholarship towards her MBA at the University of Adelaide.
The process in achieving this scholarship was rigorous, with a three-stage assessment including a panel interview with Industry Leaders Fund Board Members.
Openbook Howden said that, “Sarah has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential and was awarded this scholarship from the
Leaders scholarship: Sarah Leo, Openbook Howden.
Industry Leaders Fund to develop and expedite the realisation of that potential.”
Openbook Howden started life as a two-colour printer
in 1986. Today it has more than 50 staff producing print, design, interactive and e-comms solutions, stock management, and more. 21
Roland DG celebrates 30 years
biggest but to be the best, and we have achieved that.”
Wall highlighted the Australia/ New Zealand service engineers winning the global service competition this year as an example of the level of quality within the local company.
Marc Margetts, who joined the company three years after
it was established and is now CEO, with responsibility for overseas development, said, “It has all been about the people; we have continually invested
in our staff. We know that in a changing world our customers expect commitment, knowledge, expertise and partnership, and that is what we strive to deliver.”
The company was one of the first overseas subsidiaries of the Japanese parent; its first office and showroom was in Sydney, then Melbourne. Last year it launched its Mobile Imagination Centre. 21
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Since its inception here
in 1988 by John Egan, who was at the party, Roland DG has attained market leading position in its sector, and the company says there are more Roland DG printers in the field than any other.
Speaking at the event, current president and director John Wall paid tribute to the people who have worked for and with the company over the past three decades. He said, “The DNA of Roland DG is people. The staff and dealers have all bought into the vision to have the passion, the drive to deliver outstanding service to customers. Our aim has always been not to be the
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of business in Australia with a party for customers, dealers, and staff at Pier One in Sydney.
ide format printing systems developer Roland DG celebrated 30 years

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