The Australasia division of manroland has chosen replacements for Steve Dunwell and Graham Wickham, with Dennis Wickham the new managing director and Andreas Schwoepfinger the new technical director service.
Dennis Wickham is responsible for sales of manroland web systems web offset presses as well as digital finishing solutions and automation features, along with selling sheetfed presses for manroland sheetfed and project management.
He says, “We are 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.”
Andreas Schwoepfinger as technical director service is responsible for all services and products regarding the manroland web systems customised solutions, support and store, along with service support for sheetfed customers.
Schwoepfinger says, “Besides new sales we are mainly considering possibilities for growth in the service sector.”
Wickham and Schwoepfinger each have more than 20 years of experience in the printing industry between Australia and Germany.
Wickham says, “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 features, like the manroland web store, our 24/7 online store for wear and spare parts.
Alex Wassermann, managing director of manroland web systems says, “Both Dennis Wickham and Andreas Schwoepfinger have been working for manroland web systems for a long time and understand the 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.
“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,” Wasserman says.
The duo will be responsible for overseeing the installation of the new 80pp Lithoman for the IVE greenfield site in NSW and the new Rotoman for Blue Star Web. The company supplies much of the top tier of Australian print, with PMP, IVE, Hannapack, News and Fairfax among its customers.