Friday, October 22nd, 2010
The Technology Industry Association (TIA) is delighted to announce that Alan Thomas has been elected as TIA President at the TIA Board meeting on 21st October 2010.

Alan entered the technology industry 30 years ago as a telecommunications technician, moving through the ranks into IT management where he has remained. He has held senior sales and general management positions with Oracle, Alphawest, Marconi, Logical and Telstra.

Currently Alan is the SA General Manager of DWS Advanced Business Solutions, a leading IT Services company. He is studying a Bachelor of Law and holds an MBA and Associate Diploma in Business from the University of South Australia.

“The TIA is extremely pleased to have Alan Thomas as the new TIA President and we look forward to his input into the strategic and operational direction of the Association,” said TIA CEO Steve Adcock.

During the Board meeting Donald Kay, Manager Don Alan was also elected as Vice President. Donald grew up with electronics and computers so the industry is close to his heart. He started an independent design house at the age of 24 in the garage of his family home. The company now employs 14 people, is growing strongly and has many successful designs under its belt. Donald felt the need to develop the industry as well as be a part of it and hence his long term commitment to the industry association.

Last week at the TIA AGM two new Directors were also elected: Tony Stevens, Engineering Manager, Minelab Electronics and Peter Chaplin Engineering Manager, Pacific Marine Batteries.

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Technology Industry Association

The Technology Industry Association (TIA) is the peak body in South Australia representing the $7.5 billion electronics, digital technology, telecommunications and ICT industry. TIA is a non-profit, member based organisation that delivers tailored networking events,special interest groups, business advice and lobbying opportunities.

Steve Adcock, CEO, TIA
P: 08 8272 5222
M: 0411 017 184


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