“A new generation of leaders is stepping into key roles at Currie Group, continuing a process of modernisation that looks to an exciting future,” the company said. Marcus Robinson has been appointed director of operations, Will Currie adds the role of product category manager and Colin Edwards takes over management of consumables.
Marcus Robinson, Currie Group's new director of operations
| Rob Mesaros
CEO Currie Group
“When Currie Group unveiled its refreshed brand image at PacPrint, it was an outward reflection of the internal modernisation process which has been steadily underway since Rob Mesaros was appointed CEO in early 2021,” said Currie Group.
"In those two years, the long-standing supplier has added new verticals, like sign and display, embarked on a program of enhancement and expansion of its service operation, and commenced the process of generational change within its management team.
“Mesaros is himself part of that process, having taken over the top role from current chairman, David Currie. Recently, with the announcement at PacPrint that Bernie Robinson, managing director and 24-year veteran of the company, is also stepping back to enjoy retirement, several new appointments have been announced.
“Marcus Robinson will step up as director – operations from his previous role as service manager for Australia & New Zealand, while Will Currie will add the role of product category manager – finishing, to his sales responsibilities in the Sydney region. Colin Edwards, national sales manager for ink & consumables, will take over the full management of consumables previously handled by Robinson senior."
Mesaros said: “Marcus has been with Currie Group for 23 years and is well-respected for his exceptionally strong performance managing a cornerstone business function in customer service and support.
"In the new role, he will continue to oversee this area as we roll out 24/6 coverage to help meet best practice levels outlined in our SLAs and introduce HP’s exciting new mixed-reality service support tools, and will add key areas including training, supply chain logistics, stock and warehousing, to his management portfolio. It’s a challenging role, so it’s great to be able to put it in such a safe pair of hands.”
Will Currie (pictured above) has been employed by Currie Group for seven years, following in the footsteps of his father David and grandfather Bill, who founded the company.
“Will knows the business as well as anyone and in recent times has been pivotal in managing our Sydney sales operation,” Mesaros said. “He will now also take responsibility for commercial finishing products, building our vendor relationships with partners including Horizon, Cron, Foliant, KAMA, Shoei and others, and supporting our customer base throughout the entire ANZ region.”
Colin Edwards (pictured above), who also joined in 2015, will now oversee the company’s consumables portfolio including inks and coatings, plates, rollers, blankets, chemistry and fountain solutions. “Colin is a qualified printer as well as a specialist in inks and coatings, and we are delighted he has agreed to take responsibility for this key area of the business,” said Mesaros.
Bernie Robinson will continue as a director of the company and take ‘an active advisory role’ into the future.
“Just as David Currie has continued his involvement since stepping back as executive chairman, we are delighted that Bernie has agreed to act as an advisor to the business going forward so that we can continue to draw on the IP and relationships which have been such a key part of Currie Group’s success over many decades,” Mesaros said.
“These appointments not only represent growth and development for our emerging talent, they reflect our customer and market changes, whilst ensuring continuity which has been a feature of our modernisation journey.”