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Management transition at Gunnebo Australia

Management transition at Gunnebo Australia
November 23, 2011

Entrance control specialists Gunnebo Australia has undergone a management transition in recent weeks.

Longstanding General Manager for Entrance Control (and former Grand Entrance Control Director) Andrew Wilson has left the company to pursue a change of pace.

Prior to Wilson's departure, he worked with his successor, Laurie Mugridge to transition Laurie into the role of General Manager for Entrance Control, a role which will also encompass that of Technical Support Manager for the Entrance Control product install base.

Mugridge had a successful Entrance Control sales and project delivery career with Gunnebo in England prior to accepting a Business Development role with Grand Entrance Control in Sydney in 2006.

Since rejoining Gunnebo with the acquisition of Grand Entrance Control, Laurie continued to drive the sales of Entrance Control products, focused on high security products and also developed and extended the Service Contract base for Entrance Control installations.

Laurie has strong commercial and technical credentials for Entrance Control products and the company is confident that he will be successful in continuing the growth of the Entrance Control business.

Gunnebo Country Manager - Australia/New Zealand Dan Turner explained "Andrew joined Gunnebo Australia when we acquired Grand Entrance Control.

"In the past three years, Andrew has continued to drive this successful business to deliver strong sales and profit outcomes, while maintaining a dominant market position for the Gunnebo Entrance Control brand.

"Andrew has strong relationships in the security and events industries built up over many years of active participation and we believe he will continue to contribute to these sectors in the capacity of security consultant.

"We wish to extend our thanks for his contribution to our Company and for continuing to drive for excellence in outcomes for both Gunnebo and our clients."

IMS Research recently ranked Gunnebo as the top Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment supplier in its The World Market for Entrance Control Equipment report 2011. According to IMS Research, Gunnebo has been the global market leader in terms of sales for the last five years.

For more information or for details of Gunnebo Australia's product range 02 9852 0762,


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