Blackall to lead labels
Durst Oceania's new labels and packaging sales leader Graham Blackall (l) with managing director Matt Ashman

Durst Oceania has appointed industry veteran Graham Blackall to lead labels and packaging sales in Australia and New Zealand.

Blackall has over three decades of experiences in the printing industry and joins the business from Durst’s New Zealand distributor Aarque. From his Auckland base, he will travel to Australia frequently to meet with new and existing Durst customers.

He says, “After 34 years with the industry, this is an exciting progression in my career. I have previously worked as a Trans-Tasman business development manager, so I am very familiar with the challenges of both markets.

“I am looking forward to working closely with Australian and New Zealand companies in my new role and sharing the knowledge that I have gained over many years.

“There is a huge opportunity for Durst inkjet technologies that will benefit business that are looking to differentiate themselves from their competition.

“Durst is continuing innovating further and is the clear leader in the market. I am looking forward to meeting with customers from Australia and New Zealand at drupa as well as throughout the remainder of 2024 to identify their thirst for information.”

Matt Ashman, managing director Durst Oceania, looks forward to having Blackall join his team. Ashman says, “Graham brings significant experience across several print disciplines as well as representing the trans-Tasman footprint for Durst Oceania.

“His expertise and knowledge in the label production category specifically is unparalleled and this is why he has been appointed as Labels and Flexible Packaging sales manager responsible for sales of the Durst Tau product range in Australia and New Zealand.”

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