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Panpa Bulletin : July 2007
PANPA Bulletin July 2007 35 people Hannah Schwartz makes a date with Fairfax Digital Australia's largest dating website, RSVP, re- cently announced the appointment of Hannah Schwartz as General Manager. She takes over from Dale McCarthy who led RSVP through a transition period prior to becoming Fairfax Digital's Chief Marketing Officer. Ms Schwartz is responsible for all RSVP op- erations and the overall direction of the brand. "Hannah has extensive online marketing and business experience, and is a valuable addi- tion to the Fairfax Digital senior team," Nic Cola, Chief Operating Officer, Fairfax Digital said. Prior to her role at RSVP, Hannah was the Group Consumer Marketing Manager at realestate.com.au Ltd where her prime responsibility was to build and drive traffic and increase brand awareness for their interna- tional portfolio of sites. Hannah has spent her over 20 years apply- ing creative marketing strategies in emerging and growing industries. She has also won a range of US-based marketing awards including an Echo, Effie and Andy award. Ms Schwartz said: "RSVP and online dating in Australia celebrate 10 years this year. It's great being part of something that's not just a busi- ness -- it's a phenomenon that's changing the way people form new relationships." Prior to her role at the REA Group, Hannah held senior marketing positions at US corporations Yoyodyne, Oxford Health Plans, Prodigy Services Company and Digitas. Well-known industry executive, Markus Haefeli, has been ap- pointed managing director of MAN Ferrostaal Australia. Mr Haefeli will succeed current MD, Peter Wilton, who, following a handover period, will leave the company to pur- sue other business interests. "I am very pleased and excited to be joining MAN Ferrostaal at such an im- portant stage in the company's devel- opment," said Mr Haefeli. "The compa- ny has a well-established reputation for the excellence of its technical solutions and I'm looking forward to presenting these products and technologies to the local industry." MAN Ferrostaal is known through- out the region as a premium provider of high-end equipment to the printing and packaging sectors, representing a number of market-leading brands such as MAN Roland, Bobst, MBO and Kolbus, and offering some of the most advanced production equipment solu- tions on the market. "Our challenge now is to build on this brand awareness to deliver genu- ine value, service and competitiveness to our customers," said Mr Haefeli. "I'd like to thank Peter Wilton for his hard work and leadership over the past couple of years during which time he has helped lay the foundations for a successful and secure future. "During his time in charge, Peter Wilton has overseen significant changes to the company's operations and or- ganisation in the region including the transition from the former Intergrafica Print & Pack to MAN Ferrostaal and the changes associated with the conversion of MAN Roland to an independent press manufacturing company. "This has been a period of consider- able structural change and re-organi- sation, always with the view to building a stronger, more customer-focused business. I'd like to thank all our staff for their hard work and dedication during this time and wish Markus all the best for what promises to be a bright future for the company," he said. Bernd Ahlmann, Senior Vice President, MAN Ferrostaal AG, praised Peter Wilton's contribution in establishing MAN Ferrostaal as a suc- cessful, customer-orientated busi- ness in Australia. "Peter's experience and manage- ment skills have been a critical factor in helping us to overcome the challenges encountered during this period of im- portant restructuring and refocusing," he said. "Our outlook in the region now is much more positive than in previ- ous years and we are confident that Markus is well-placed to build on this foundation and take the company to the next level." Markus will be familiar to many in the local graphic arts industry having previously managed Ferag Australia for six years up until his departure last year. During his time in charge at Ferag, he was instrumental in es- tablishing the company as a major all-round supplier of finishing and mailroom equipment, digital pre-press and consumables. Hannah Schwartz Markus Haefeli appointed as new MD for MAN Ferrostaal Markus Haefeli "Our challenge now is to build on this brand awareness to deliver genuine value, service and competitiveness ... I'd like to thank Peter Wilton for his hard work and leadership..."
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