Datacard Group Announces the Acquisition of Datacard South Pacific
Previously a joint venture, Datacard South Pacific now a wholly owned subsidiary of Datacard Group.
Minnetonka, MN – July, 22, 2010 Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of their long time partner, Datacard South Pacific Pty. Ltd. (DCSP),
Previously a Datacard Group distributor and joint venture affiliate, DCSP provides pre- and post-sales support services for the broad range of Datacard Group’s secure ID and card personalization systems and software in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
"DCSP has done a fantastic job supporting our customers, while building vibrant business opportunities in our key markets for many years," said Angus McDougall, Datacard Group regional vice president for Asia Pacific. "Now, as a wholly owned subsidiary, DCSP and its customers will benefit from the full support and resources of Datacard Group’s entire global infrastructure."
As part of the new organization, Datacard Group is also pleased to announce that Michael Robertson has been appointed as Regional Director – South Pacific, reporting to McDougall.
Robertson has held numerous sales & services roles with DCSP since joining the organization in 1999. Prior to that, Robertson worked with one of Datacard Group’s largest customers in the South Pacific, Leigh Mardon (now ABNote). He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and is currently completing his MBA from Monash University in Melbourne.
"Michael’s experience and customer acumen will help to make this a seamless transition for our customers," continued McDougall. "But it is his leadership and industry insights that will help us build this business for tomorrow and beyond. We could not be more pleased to have Michael in this role."
About Datacard Group
Datacard Group is building on a 40-year heritage of innovation and customer success. Our portfolio of solutions, backed by expert service and support, enable card and secure ID programs for financial, government and other markets worldwide. With an unmatched commitment to customer satisfaction, Datacard remains the industry’s leading brand of secure ID and card personalization solutions. www.datacard.com