Chairman of the Board
Founder, majority shareholder and inspirational leader. Roland was already a highly successful businessman when he arrived in Australia, however it was through his hard work and persistence that the company is the success it is today.
Committee Member – Governance and Nominations.
Overseeing all aspects of the business, Robert is best known as a logical, visionary leader with priceless business acumen derived from his 38 years at Redox. Under his careful guidance Redox has progressed and modernised in all facets of operation through the use of systems, procedures and standardisation.
Committee Member – Governance and Nominations, Environment, Audit and Risk Management.
Director / Marketing Manager
A China trade expert, Renato has been working hard in the front line of the company’s success since our first foray into China in the early 1980's. Well known and well respected, he manages all aspects of Product Management at Redox.
Committee Member – Governance and Nominations, Marketing, Audit & Risk Management, Remuneration & Appointments.
Director / Logistics Manager
Starting with Redox in 1983, Malcolm has carefully guided the progress of one of the most integral functions at Redox - warehousing and logistics. Mal has a wide area of responsibility and expertise ensuring Redox has the most efficient warehousing and most competitive shipping rates.
Committee Member - Environmental, Remuneration & Appointments.
Ian joined the Board after a 30 year career with the international accounting firm, Ernst & Young where he specialised at various times in audit & assurance, taxation, transactions, liquidations, receiverships and sales. He is currently a non-executive of Gloria Jeans Coffees International Pty Limited, Kip McGrath Education Centres Limited, Riskflo Associates Limited and a Partner with the Board search practice at Talent2 Limited.
Committee Member - Audit and Risk Management.
Joining Redox 17 years ago, Richard has lead the development of the Redebiz ERP system and guided the implementation of vaious IT and telecommunications innovations which have allowed for the rapid expansion of the company. Richard has a keen eye for process improvement and an engaging communication style.
Committee Member - Corporate Governance, Audit and Risk, Environmental.
The Board’s Message
As you know, the market for our products is shrinking due to currency adjustments and other factors.
This simply means that we need to broaden our product range, expand into overseas markets and secure a larger market share for our traditional products. In the past 12 months we have achieved all of the above.
We established our first South East Asian branch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2011.
Progress has been slow but steady and we envisage excellent growth going forward. In the process we learnt much about overseas expansion.
In September 2012 Redox acquired the business of Bribros, adding a new enhanced capability to service the plastics and rubber markets. With sales in excess of A$50m and some very experienced staff we are confident that this will represent a fantastic opportunity to leverage new products to our wide distribution network.
Following on from that we acquired the business of Deltrex in October from ALS Limited. This gives Redox another 12 sales people and two new sites (Girraween in Sydney and Laverton in Melbourne) which have the ability to custom blend and dilute a variety of items while also expanding our storage capabilities by 8,000 pallets.
Sales in 2011-12 reached a new record of $367m with strong growth in mining offsetting some weakness in manufacturing.
A major push to expand our distribution facilities with construction at our Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane sites will enable us to provide improved service to our customers at lower cost.
Redox currently owns 8 distribution facilities with two of these having blending, repacking and bulk liquid storage. These represent an investment exceeding $50m.
Our next project is to purchase and construct a distribution facility in Auckland.
The benefits of initiatives taken in the past 12 months will appear as a considerable boost in the figures of the next few years.
We remain confident that we will achieve our estimate of 12% growth next financial year.
To our new team members the Board welcomes you to the Redox family, to our new suppliers and customers we hope you will enjoy dealing with our company and find continued success.
The Board wishes to acknowledge the huge effort and hard work of our people, our greatest asset.