Kelvin Gage, a former director of Dominion Print Group and a senior sales executive at Blue Star Print Group, has been named as The Real Media Collective’s general manager – strategy and engagement.
Gage has spent 28 years working in the printing industry and took over the running of the family owned Dominion Print Group from his father John prior to it being acquired by the IVE Group.
He also sits on the global Dscoop board as chairman of the Asia Pacific Japan region and is a member of the 2018 ProPrint Power 50.
The Real Media Collective chief executive officer Kellie Northwood says Gage will bring immense printing experience to the role and great understanding of the challenges faced everyday by printers.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have Kelvin join our team, this is a role we have been looking long and hard for over the past twelve months, we particularly recognised we wanted someone from within the industry who can understand what our members are experiencing in their day to day activities as well as provide insights, where applicable, with their own successes – Kelvin is the perfect fit for this and I look forward to him jumping into the role in August,” Northwood said.
IVE Group chief operating officer Matt Aitken welcomed Gage’s appointment.
“IVE recognise the importance of this role to the Collective and broader industry. It is a role Kellie and the team have been seeking to fill from within the industry for a number of months and IVE provide our full support in the appointment of Kelvin,” Aitken said.
“This role ensures our commercial print membership sector is nurtured, which is important as the Collective continues to develop and evolve.
Gage said he can’t wait to get on board at the Collective and begin meeting with the industry.
“I’m a very passionate about this great industry. I’ve worked with Kellie over the past year on industry work and love what the Collective is about. I truly believe it provides the future pathway for our industry and can’t wait to get on board,” Gage said.
“Working and meeting with our print industry is what I love, and being part of something that builds tools, programs, training, workshops and more for that industry is something I can’t wait to sink my teeth into.
In other new appointments at TRMC, Robert Etta has been appointed as policy and governance officer to lead government engagement, lobbying and Australia Post advocacy.
“Robert has more letters following his name than are in the alphabet. With an MBA in Business Administration, an honours degree in Law and a Diploma in Public Administration. Robert brings extensive experience in policy development and Government engagement, most recently in his role as Policy Officer with the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners. We welcome Robert to the team and I look forward to heading up to Canberra with his expertise and guidance,” Northwood said
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