Kalamazoo hires former Stream and Blue Star heavy hitters

Rauly Wilson started work at Kalamazoo in July after an 18-month stint as Stream’s New Zealand manager and 11 years at Blue Star.

He has been joined at Kalamazoo by Blue Star’s former New Zealand chief executive, Glen Climo.

ProPrint contacted Kalamazoo about the appointments but no one would comment directly.

However, it is clear that the appointments chime with Kalamazoo’s ambitious growth strategy.

D’Souza told ProPrint in June that his family-owned business was New Zealand’s largest independent print group and was on track to reach turnover of NZ$1 billion ($776 million) in five years.

“It’s not all about money. It’s about faith. If you have the faith and the right intentions there’s no need to worry about recession,” D’Souza said in June.

“Recession is real. Not participating in it is a fact. It may be there but I don’t participate.”

Kalamazoo has 480 staff across 11 sites in New Zealand. Recent acquisitions include K&M Print in Palmerston North in April and Taieri Print in Dunedin in February.

CORRECTION: It was incorrectly reported that Mark Habgood had joined Kalamazoo. This is not the case.

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