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New advocate appointed to boost industry

13-09-2011
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The Federal Government has appointed Mr Tony Quick as an advocate to assist Australia’s textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) manufacturers.

Announcing the appointment Innovation and Industry Minister Senator Kim Carr said Mr Quick would champion local textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) firms at home and abroad as part of the Government’s $8.2 million Supplier Advocate program.

“The TCF industries employ more than 45,000 workers nationally and underpin regional economies around the country,” Senator Carr said.

“Mr Quick brings a wealth of international and local experience to the role. He currently chairs the Defence Materials Technology Centre, advises my department on defence industry innovation and is a member of the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council.

 “I am confident that Mr Quick’s experience and strong understanding of manufacturing industries will help him boost TCF industry competitiveness and promote the capabilities of Australian firms in key markets.”

As TCF Supplier Advocate Mr Quick — an expert in international business development and management — will work closely with the TCF Industries Innovation Council, unions, industry and Enterprise Connect.

Together they will promote and showcase Australian industry capabilities, help local industry to be competitive and champion supply chain development activities.

Mr Quick has recent experience implementing a continuous improvement culture within defence supply chains and is acutely aware of the barriers Australian manufacturers face in winning business and investing in innovation.

The Government has also appointed supplier advocates in the areas of rail, steel, information technology, water and the built environment.

For more information visit: www.innovation.gov.au/supplieradvocates.

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