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Melbourne Printer welcomes Business Development Executive

Melbourne printer Complete Colour announced the appointment of Dylan Elkman as Business Development Executive this month, with an increasing number of print contracts returning to trusted on-shore suppliers.

Celebrating 30 years in business this year, Complete Managing Director Tim Michaelides says the team is still young and hungry; and Dylan’s appointment is testament to this. 

“We’re delighted to have Dylan on board,” says Michaelides.   

“Dylan’s expertise in the fashion industry is a great fit, with many businesses now returning to on-shore printing and looking for trusted suppliers. He’s very well connected and we offer quality and value across a range of print services for all the industries Dylan will be talking to.”

Here’s what Dylan had to say on his second day on the job.

Dylan, take us through your career path to date.

I come from a manufacturing and fashion background, working on the administrative side of print, before moving into sales support. The fashion industry is coming back to life and it needs support, both in retail, print marketing and online. I’m looking forward to working with progressive businesses of all sizes.

What are you looking forward to most in your role here as Business Development Executive here?

I’m just starting out, but I love interacting with people; our teammates, our clients and our partners; working to achieve the best outcome for everyone. We love offering end-to-end solutions where we can, and I can already see that Complete Colour goes the extra mile for our clients.

What attracted you to Complete?

I grew up just 10 minutes away from our Cheltenham headquarters, so it’s nice to work with a high-achieving community-minded business that has always been a part of my local area. It’s clearly a great business with so many loyal, long-standing team members. They are a very tight network and I could see that something was working well here. I wanted to be a part of that. 

Was Complete’s environmentally-responsible approach a major part of the decision?

Absolutely, I love the closed loop approach to sustainably-sourced materials. Complete’s values around the environment, value, service, quality and trust really align with what I think is most important in business.

What are your early impressions?

Systems drive performance here, but you are trusted to make the right decisions. I’ve worked in businesses where every minute has to be accounted for. Complete see the bigger picture and care for the team’s welfare. I’m looking forward to working under the mentorship of Tim, Geoff and the rest of the team – they’re all very experienced operators and cutting edge technology is always prioritised.

What is it you love about print?

There is no limitation to print so we can help businesses across all industries. That makes every day really interesting. Hard copy marketing still has great impact and still holds the ability to cut through the digital noise. 

What’s something people don’t know about you?

I started a clothing brand called DALMOR in 2018. Introducing cheerful colours to the market, with a focus on collaborations across local artists, screen-printers, embroiders, and pattern makers. It provided me with a strong understanding across every facet of a business, including print and digital content.

And the all important question, which footy team do you barrack for?

I barrack for Melbourne. Dad was brought up in Melbourne and his family had always followed The Demons. My mum is originally from Sydney so she would always try to sway me to the Swans, but it didn’t work. My partner is from Sri Lanka so she didn’t have a team until a couple of years ago – Melbourne’s first flag since 1964 came at a great time!

Dylan can be contacted at dylan@completecolour.com.au or on 0433100668

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