REL: 0828 HRS Rakon Limited
OFFICE: RAK: Rakon appoints new COO
Auckland, NZ: 13th November, 2008
RAKON APPOINTS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Technology company Rakon has promoted current CFO Graham Leaming to the newly
established role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Mr Leaming has been with Rakon since November 2005, and as CFO was closely
involved with the listing of the company on the NZX two and a half years ago
and Rakon's recent investments in Europe and Asia.
As COO he will be responsible for Rakon's global manufacturing operations,
finance, HR and information systems.
The appointment reflects the growth of the company, which now has operations
in the UK, Europe and Asia.
Rakon Managing Director, Brent Robinson said Graham had played an integral
part of the company's global expansion. "He has shown great leadership and
has earned the respect of the senior management team. When we decided we
needed to appoint a COO he was the obvious choice and we are pleased he has
taken on the position."
Mr. Leaming said he was excited about the new challenge. "Rakon is an
exciting company in exciting times," he said. "There is great potential here
and I'm looking forward to making sure we are in the best position possible
to capitalise on it."
Mr Leaming will also continue in his role as CFO. He was previously Finance
Director with the US Listed forestry company Rayonier. He holds a Bachelor
of Commerce from Auckland University and is a member of New Zealand Institute
of Chartered Accountants.
Marketing Manager, Rakon Limited
Ph: +64 (9) 571 9323
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