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Panpa Bulletin : August 2006
58 | PANPA bULLETIN august 2006 PEOPLE Are-structure of newsprint- maker Norske Skog's top level management team from 10 to eight will see the com- pany's Australasian executive president Rob Lord, one of the industry's most popular figures, departing the organisation. Under a major change to the organisational structure, Norske Skog's new chief executive, Chris- tian Rynning-Tonnesen, is scrap- ping the long-established regional management system. Four senior vice-presidents have been made responsible for a portfolio of mills. Responsibility for the Albury, Boyer and Tasman mills, with the addition of Thai- land's Singburi mill, has gone to senior vice-president Ketil Lyng who joined Norske Skog in 1985. In the re-structure, Tasman mill manager Peter Chrisp has been made responsible for the news- print manufacturer's profitability program, Norske Skog Production Systems (NSPS) and research and development -- a new senior vice- president position. "We must implement a turna- round to restore profitability to an acceptable level," said Ryn- ning-Tonnesen in a statement made available to the PANPA Bul- letin about the new management structure that kicked in on 1st Au- gust 2006. Under the new set-up staff functions are being concentrated under a senior vice-president for HR and organisation who is yet to be recruited, and the chief finan- cial officer. Further re-organisation moves are due to be announced soon. "It's too early yet to say anything specific about what the restruc- tured organisation will look like," said Rynning-Tonnesen. "However, one of my aims is to strengthen the role and responsi- bility of the mills towards custom- ers and suppliers. Each mill will be responsible for sales and gen- eral procurement. "The new corporate manage- ment team has a broad interna- tional background and extensive experience with Norske Skog. "We will face many challenges and hard work in the months ahead, but I am confident we will suc- ceed in turning (cont p59) BRW has announced the appointment of the first of new specialist writers to the magazine. Foad Fadaghi joined Fairfax Business Media on July 24, as technolo- gy editor with a focus on telecommunications and digital media, while Agnes King joins on August 7 as specialist IT writer. Foad has been involved with technology research and consulting for over 10 years, coming to BRW from Frost & Sullivan. He headed the researcher's local technology practice where he authored numerous industry reports and built a reputation as one of the country's leading ICT analysts. Foad has also served as a senior analyst with IDC and Jupiter Re- search and economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel. He was formerly Man- aging Editor of Australia.Internet.com (Jupitermedia). An award winning journalist, King is well known in the IT commu- nity for her investigative reporting. She began her career at Australian Reseller News in Sydney and more recently has been a regular contrib- utor to Fairfax titles such as MIS Australia, the Next section of The Age/ Sydney Morning Herald, and The Australian Financial Review. For the past two years King has been a driving force in MIS Australia's flagship special editions, the MIS 100 and the Strategic 100. DAVID Stamp has been appointed director of marketing and commu- nications, at PrintCity, the strategic alliance of over 40 companies in the graphic arts industry. With 21 years' experience in the graphic arts industry, serving in several worldwide and European communications roles for Goss International and itspredecessors,Stamphasbroad knowledge of thegraphic arts sector. "I can't think of a more exciting opportunity to be offered -- represent- ing an alliance of 40 plus market leading, technology focused businesses across the packaging, commercial printing and publishing sectors of this great industry," Stamp said. "PrintCity is already well recognised as an organisation that can con- sistently deliver positive workflow driven production solutions for the graphic arts. "PrintCity proves that it is world class by offering access to the knowledge base of so many leading global suppliers in one place, providing innovative solutions to any packaging, commercial or newspaperprinting opportunity." FERAG Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of two new staff members to its southern regional sales force. The two new appointments cover both prepress and post- press sales, enhancing Ferag Australia's representation in these markets in Victoria and Tasmania. In prepress, David Trainor joins the company with the task of representing Ferag's comprehensive array of prepress equip- ment and consumables including the highly regarded Lüscher range of computer-to-plate equipment as well as film, inkjet media and other consumables. Trainor has considerable experience in both sales and as a prepress operator having worked previously for Impact Printing in Melbourne for 10 years as well as five years repro sales at Pre Press in Mitcham. Prior to joining Ferag Australia, David Trainor specialised in prepress sales for MacDermid Printing Solutions. "Ferag has an excellent portfolio in prepress products and systems so I'm looking forward to introducing what we have to offer to our customers", Trainor said. "My combination of sales experience and hands-on working knowledge will be invaluable in talking to customers and ensuring they always get the best in terms of quality and value for money." Another David -- David Kane -- also joins Ferag Australia at the same time, providing sales support for the post-press sector. His main focus will be on post-press consumables such as wire strapping, adhesives and film wrapping material for both web and sheetfed markets. A qualified printer by trade, including 14 years spent working on presses, Kane also has an established track record in sales and was previously national accounts manager with MacDer- mid Printing Solutions. "My work has taken me all over Australia and New Zealand, mainly in the publication sector and I don't think there is a web plant in the region I haven't visited at some stage," he said. "I know from experience that Ferag has a reputation in post-press that is second to none, thanks primarily to the range of its prod- ucts and its commitment to excellence in service. My goal is to ensure that reputation is further enhanced". Both appointments will be based at Ferag's Victorian office in Dingley. Technology boost at bRW Ferag increases southern sales PrintCity welcomes Stamp Lord leaves Norske Skog in re-structure Rob Lord