Matthews Australasia has announced the appointment of Mark Dingley to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 1, 2017.
Dingley’s appointment coincides with the transition of current Managing Director Lester Nichol to the role of Chairman, after 36 years as CEO/MD.
Matthews is a market leader and has been a consistent innovator in the product identification, traceability and inspection sector, providing equipment, technology and services to Australian and New Zealand companies – predominantly, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and FMCG manufacturers.
Dingley joined Matthews in 1994, and before assuming his previous role as General Manager – Operations, was instrumental in developing and introducing Matthews’ iDSnet, the award-winning software that revolutionised the delivery of product identification and traceability solutions through the manufacturing process and throughout the supply chain. With the Matthews team, Dingley has recently presided over significant growth in vision, quality inspection systems and product authentication solutions that have provided itemised proof of providence for producers and exporters of Australian products. His career with Matthews has also included roles in customer service, marketing, product management and sales.
Lester Nichol said, “I am extremely confident that Mark’s energy, experience and dedication makes him the ideal appointment to this important role, and will ensure that Matthews Australasia continues to grow in a rapidly changing market.”
Nichol’s two sons, Ben and Matt, also form a part of the Matthews’ leadership group and continue to play significant staff roles in the business, including being active participants on the company’s Advisory Board.
Mark Dingley is also Chairman of the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and is actively involved with GS1 Australia.