Dunwell exits Creo to join Currie Group

Dunwell has been at the forefront of Australian prepress for 18 years. He was the former owner of Scitex distributor MediaTech, which was bought by Creo when Scitex and Creo merged in 2000. After the sale to Creo, Dunwell assumed the role of sales and marketing director.

From October 20, Dunwell will head a 20 strong NSW team operating out of the Currie Group’s NSW state office in St Leonards. His new role takes Dunwell into new territories, as Currie Group focuses on the smaller format A2 and A3 market, and has litho and digital presses and finishing solutions in addition to prepress equipment.

Dunwell says, “It is a new challenge, and one I am very positive about. The Currie Group has a very successful track record, and it is bringing new and innovative solutions to the market, which printers are responding to in increasing numbers.”

Currie is vying with Heidelberg to be top supplier to the smaller format markets, with both companies offering total solutions. Products supplied by Currie Group include Esko-Graphics polyester platesetters, ECRM metal CTP, Shinohara and Indigo presses, and Horizon finishing equipment. Speaking about Dunwell’s appointment, David Currie, Currie Group CEO, said that he had come to know Dunwell initially through GAMAA and was impressed with his positive business ideas.

“Steve’s appointment to run our biggest state operation will be of real benefit to the group,” says Currie. “His overall prepress knowledge and his powerful network of contacts in NSW, combined with the already strong presence of our digital printing specialist, Phil Rennel, shows just how serious we are as a group about our commitment to NSW.”

Garron Helman, Creo Asia Pacific managing director said that Steve Dunwell had made a great contribution to the success of Creo in Australia and wished him well in his new role.

Helman told i-grafix that Derek Fretwell, Creo New Zealand sales director, would oversee Australian operations in the short term and that a new director would be named shortly to assume the vacant position.

Helman says, “Creo is looking forward to very exciting times, with strong growth and our move into CTP plate manufacturing. We have a very strong team in Australia and we are looking forward to good times ahead.”

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