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Kennedy & Co Chartered
appointed three new
including ASX listed
with a specialisation in
Division 7A, employee
share schemes and small
business tax conces-
sions. Steven Russo
specialises in audit,
and Robert Spiby in
funeral directors and
small to medium retail
Carmichael is The City
of Tea Tree
Gully s new
ment. Mr Carmichael s
role is to assist and
develop existing busi-
nesses and to facilitate
and economic opportu-
From 2002 to
was the Counsellor
(Commercial) and Trade
Commissioner at the
in Jakarta. He has
also served in similar
positions in Manila,
Seoul and Milan.
has taken the reins of
tion, the South
Australian Research and
(SARDI) as its executive
joined SARDI five years
ago as research director.
Professor Mooney held
a number of science
across a diverse range
of disciplines from
plant breeding and
pre and post harvest
physiology through to
gene technologies and
firm, National Finance
Club, has strengthened
Romano as head of
Leading a large
team, Ms Romano will
manage NFC s rapidly
expanding home loan
ties, overseeing the
management of home
She was previously
the corporate credit
manager at Elders.
Kate Potter has joined
South Australian state
manager of Australia s
largest media monitor-
ing company, Media
She joins Hughes
Public Relations as
a consultant where
her skills in media
analysis and knowledge
of new media will assist
clients with ongoing
development and reputa-
financial advisory firm
HLB Mann Judd has
Matthew to director of
Lynn has been with the
firm since 1989, and
specialises in compli-
ance and tax advice
for small to medium
enterprises from sectors
such as family business,
and primary produc-
tion. Darren joined
the firm in 2002, and
specialises in personal
personal insurance and
Afortuitous catch-up for coffee
has led to an international
business in the space of just
Consultant winemaker Nigel
Catt and his designer mate Brian
O Malley were discussing the
hassles of replacing vineyard
posts after automatic harvesting
machines had snapped them.
The problems were two-fold.
The posts are CCA treated and
can t be burnt, buried or recycled
and at $50 a post, the costs were
The pair tossed around the idea
of making a repair clamp, so the
original post could be fixed in situ
and at the same time become more
resistant to the forces of harvest-
"We immediately went into
development of the concept and
ended up using high density poly
ethylene as the base material,"
Nigel explained at this week s
WineTech Expo, part of the
2010 Australian Wine Industry
Technical Conference at Adelaide
"The next stage was designing
fit-for-purpose tools to install the
clamps," he said.
"Our end product now sells for
around $16 -- much cheaper than
replacing the posts."
But the real selling point for
the OcLoc is the environmental
attraction of being able to reduce
the number of dumped CCA-
"It s estimated that the
stockpile of these posts would
have reached 20,000 cubic metres
"Not only can we reduce the
number by clamping snapped
posts on site, but we ve also been
able to take the dumped posts and
join two together to make a new
"So we are reducing the
OcLoc won the Wine Industry
Suppliers Association WOW!
Award at this week s expo.
The two partners have engaged
Toro Australia Pty Ltd as distribu-
tors and have already sold 50,000
units in SA and interstate.
A deal has also been signed
where a US company has bought
the licence to manufacture and
distribute the product in North
and South America and part of
Europe, while the Australian
operation retains the markets for
Asia and the remaining parts of
The OcLoc stand attracted
enormous interest during the
Expo where 167 exhibitors showed
their wares to 1200 delegates and
Nigel Catt and Brian O Malley show the OcLoc to Randolph Bowen (right).
Photo: Kate Elmes
Hughes Public Relations 18th Birthday Party in the
company's city offices.
1 Nick Drummond; Kieran Hall and Jason Burdett.
2 Ginny Hughes; Ian Edgley; Gary Rusling and Mark Forde.
Business SA networking event at the Adelaide
3 Catherine Greven (Greven & Co); Gregory Wiese (BDO)
and Karen Holthouse (Royal Agricultural & Horticultural
4 Marissa Ingless; Ann-Marie Ordner (Westpac Banking);
Ze-Min Chau (Sumo Salad) and Peppe Fusco (Moore
Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference at
Adelaide Convention Centre.
5 Fiona Hewitt (Vinpro); Grant Snel (Costa Engineering)
and Morley Hewitt (Vinpro).
6 Linda Hale, Mark Braybrook and Patricia Osidacz (AWRI).
7 Jeremy Binns (Leask Vineyards); Richard Leask (Per-
taringa); Luke South (Vinpak) and Ben Gibson (Orlando
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