“On behalf of Dümmen Orange, I would like to express our gratitude to Ron, George, Greg, Mike, and the Propagation Australia team for their exceptional contribution to the industry and, in particular, to Dümmen Orange genetics. Propagation Australia has decided to close its doors at the end of 2022. We wish them luck in whatever the future brings,” said Matthew Curtis, who is the new Business Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand to the Asia Pacific Team.
The Dümmen Orange genetics from Propagation Australia have now been licensed to JD Propagation, and they will be available from January 2023 onwards. Dümmen Orange looks forward to working with Dan, Jen, Bruce, and the team at JD Propagation.
Matthew Curtis: New Business Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand added to the Asia Pacific Team
Matthew Curtis has joined the Dümmen Orange APAC team as the Business Development Manager – Australia & New Zealand.
Based in Sommerville, Victoria, Australia, Matthew will oversee Dümmen Orange’s extensive network of customers throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Matthew brings with him more than 25 years of professional experience in horticulture in sales, production, and operations. “He has worked for finished plant growers, propagators, and genetics management companies. Matthew will be able to link you up with our technical experts and ensure the knowledge is passed on to you,” said Nick Bennett, Director of Dümmen Orange Asia-Pacific.
After completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology/Biotechnology) with a major in plant pathology in 1997, Matthew started at Floriana Wholesale Nursery as a Nursery Hand. Matthew worked at Floriana for nine years, spending time as a supervisor in the Seedling Department and Despatch and then progressing to Scheduling. Floriana sold the branding to Oasis Horticulture, and Matthew moved with the branding to Oasis and worked there as a scheduler for three years.
Matthew then moved to Haars Nursery, working initially in the Scheduling department and then progressing to Business Development Manager. After eight years, Matthew moved to another family-run business in Majestic Young Plants as Operations Manager. Matthew spent seven years learning the propagation techniques at Majestic Young Plants and then moved to Plants Management Australia as National Relationship Manager. Before joining Dümmen Orange, Matthew has traveled extensively around the world in the various roles he has held, visiting trade shows, tissue culture labs, trial sites, and breeders.
Matthew now looks forward to working for Dümmen Orange as Business Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand. (Mobile: 0424 845 569 / Email: email@example.com)
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