Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Halifax Vogel Group (HVG) has made another move to increase its presence in the blinds and awnings market, announcing the appointment of Maria Macri as Business Development Manager, Blind/Awning in NSW.

In the new role, Ms Macri will be responsible for developing new accounts in both the retail and manufacturing sector of the market and enhancing the profile of HVG’s Visiontex outdoor awning mesh.

Her appointment is part of HVG’s continuing investment in the blinds and awnings market and follows the launch of the Visiontex website – – in September.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of building the Visiontex product, which is new to the Australian market, into a well-known and respected brand that manufacturers and retailers will ask for by name,” said Ms Macri.

The Visiontex outdoor awning mesh range, which also includes Visiontex Plus and Visiontex Solar, offers greater versatility for awning, patio, pergola and drop blinds, screens, caravan awning walls, marine canopies, light weight sails and umbrellas.

Ms Macri is no stranger to the decorative fabrics industry, having previously worked as a sales representative for Elliott Clarke, a high-end wholesaler of soft furnishings and upholstery fabrics.

“HVG has made a long-term commitment to increasing its presence in the blinds and awnings market and we are delighted to have found someone with Maria’s passion and experience for the role of Business Development Manager,” said Daniel Gollan, Business Manager, HVG Decorative Fabrics and Films.

“Maria has been a part of the fabrics industry for 11 years, working with both retailers and manufacturers, and I’ve no doubt she will be a huge asset to our company as we move ahead with this exciting stage of growth and investment.”

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Halifax Vogel Group

Halifax Vogel Group (HVG) is a privately owned Australian company that imports and distributes graphics media, industrial fabrics, decorative building products and exhibition systems throughout Australasia. Formed in 1988 and with a history that dates back to the 1950s, HVG has gone from strength to strength and sustained continued growth in size and scope to handle new products and services. In August 2007 HVG acquired Alucobond Architectural and Octanorm Australia (est. early 1970s).

HVG distributes a vast selection of applications across multiple sectors including building, high pressure laminates, decorative and architectural panel products; engineered stone; industrial and marine fabrics; stationery materials; graphics, digital media and display materials; and aluminium exhibition and shopfitting display systems. HVG comprises more than 150 staff located over 26,000 square metres of warehouse and office space in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland and Bangkok.
Paul Fahy
P: 02 9360 6166
M: 0413 162 724


Halifax Vogel Group, Blinds, Awnings, Appointment, Business Development



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