GJS says farewell to retiring founder and Managing Director, Graham Stone
SYDNEY, Australia - November 8, 2012
GJS Machinery this week says farewell to founder and Managing Director, Graham Stone, after over thirty five years at the helm of the business. Graham will be succeeded by son Greg, who has been with the business since 2005. From all of the team here at GJS we would like to wish Graham every happiness in retirement and a big thanks for his stewardship of the business over the last 35 years!!!
“Over the last thirty five years I’ve made many friends in the industry and seen significant changes in printing technology,” said Graham. “I’m really proud of the position in which I leave GJS and confident in its new leadership and the direction in which Greg is taking the business” Graham added.
GJS Machinery was established by Graham Stone in 1978, and since then he has worked with passion and enthusiasm in the printing industry, often creating new machines to fill a gap in the market, or to meet one-off customer requirements. Originally founded as a screen printing supply business, GJS has evolved over the years and is now a multi-faceted organisation with divisions that span digital printing, dye sublimation, doming and direct to garment printing.
Graham’s son, Greg Stone, who will take over from Graham as Managing Director commented saying, “I literally grew up in the business with Dad and from my perspective I have already been incredibly fortunate to have been given the latitude to explore new avenues of the business, new printing technologies and develop our online presence.
“Dad’s ability to keep the business agile and embrace new technologies has ensured that GJS has remained at the top of the industry for thirty six years and I sincerely hope to continue to build on his success and ensure that GJS continues to remain one of Australia’s leading distributors to the printing industry” Greg concluded.
Graham intends to keep a close eye on GJS in his retirement however his attention will be focussed on his new house on the south coast of NSW and indulging his passion for fishing.
GJS is Australia’s premier provider of solutions and services for the textile, promotional products, custom photo gift, sign and display industries. With over 41 years’ experience, GJS supplies everything needed to start and operate a successful printing business including equipment, consumables, training and support. Headquartered in Revesby, NSW, and with additional teams located in Victoria and Queensland, GJS serves customers throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. For more information visit: gjs.co. GJS and the GJS logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of GJS. Other names are trademarks of their respective owners.