David Currie has stepped down from his executive role at Currie Group after 51 years at the helm, with recently appointed Rob Mesaros stepping up as CEO.
Currie will remain as chairman of the group while Mesaros transitions over to CEO from his former role as strategic executive advisor.
Currie said, “The company is well positioned with new partnerships and fresh talent coming on board and new products from existing suppliers. I look forward to remaining as active chairman, whilst also spending more time concentrating on family commitments and other interests.
“On reflection and after 51 years in the industry, having seen enormous changes in technology and people, there is still confidence that there is a great future. I am proud that my son Will represents part of my legacy as the 3rd generation in the business which was started by my father in 1949.”
Mesaros will continue to build on the strength in leadership and transformation of Currie Group, whilst being supported by the existing team of senior executives and directors.
Currie Group said since Mesaros joined the business in August 2020 as strategic executive advisor, he has been exposed to all facets of the business and connected with partners and customers alike.
Mesaros will now be responsible for leading the end-to-end business operation, with a focus on business strategy and growth.
Mesaros said, “It has been a pleasure getting to know all our key stakeholders and their teams over the past six months. Currie Group has a proud and successful history and strong cornerstone strengths.
“We have an enviable portfolio of class leading products and solutions, a deep and broad A/NZ service capability, unrivalled coverage, and a rich pedigree of talented industry experts for our customers to lean on.
“We will continue to look for ways to improve and grow for the benefit of the industry and our customers, and I’m personally very optimistic about the future as we evolve and modernise. These are exciting times.”
The news also closely follows EFI’s appointment of Currie Group as the sole distributor of its wide-format equipment in A/NZ, which EFI Asia-Pacific vice-president of sales Rodd Harrison called a “combination of two powerhouses”.
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