Friday, 14 October 2011

North Ryde. Professors awarded

The recipients of the 2011 Macquarie University Distinguished Professor Award were: Professor Murray Goot and Professor William Griffin for their outstanding contribution to their field of scholarship or discipline and to the university. The award is one of the highest honours the university can bestow.


Wetherill Park. Group buys company

The national packaging group, Pro-Pac Packaging Ltd, based at Wetherill Park, has purchased the business and assets of Space Pac Pty Limited, which has an annualised turnover of approximately $1.5 million and will immediately be integrated into the company’s void-fill operation in Marrickville. Pro-Pac's CEO, Brandon Penn, said “he was pleased to add a further environmentally friendly product to the group’s product offering. Pro-Pac reported a decrease in net profit to $5 million from $5.1 million in FY11, but said that barring costs associated with consolidating a division's operations, profit would have grown to $5.3 million.