Compiled by Patrick Avenell

Sanyo and Clean Up Australia honour green teachers

Sanyo and Clean Up Australia have announced the winners of the 2011 Green Teacher Awards. Sandi Burt from Bees Creek Primary School in the Northern Territory was the national winner. Her prize was a Sanyo PDG-DWL2500 short throw projector.

The state-based winners were Raquel Spratt, Blakehurst High School (NSW); Jan Hare, Epping Views Primary School (VIC); Tracey Sheppard, QLD Independent College (QLD); and Melita Harmer, Ellenbrook Secondary College (WA).

“2011 marks the third year Sanyo has sponsored the Green Teacher Award and we continue to be genuinely amazed at the creativity and innovation behind each entry,” said Sanyo Oceania MD Bill Crichton. “We are so proud to be associated with an award that recognises these teachers’ admirable efforts.”

SAP’s new head of communications

SAP, a leading supplier of business software, has Wendy Hill as its new head of communications for Australia and New Zealand. Hill will be reporting to SAP ANZ MD Tim Ebbeck and SAP Asia Pacific head of communications Ian Brown.

“SAP is the largest enterprise software provider in the world, with a mission of helping the world to run better,” Hill said. “SAP recently acquired Sybase and is also driving innovative In-Memory computing technologies — this is a great time to be with SAP!

Babies make sense for Oricom

Communications specialist Oricom has purchased the ANZ sales, marketing and distribution rights for Babysense. A global trademark of Hisense, Babysense specialises in baby monitors and baby movement detection.

“While we have access to some of the best manufacturers in the world and relationships to adapt products from global platforms to suit the demanding conditions of ANZ, there is no doubt that smaller local operators do face a stiff challenge in our competition against large multinationals,” said Oricom MD Kevin McDonnell.

“However, I'm confident that our ability to tailor products to local needs, and our long-established relationships with local retailers, allows us to punch above our weight.”

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F&P expands cooking school presence to Brisbane

Further cementing its high standing in the cooking education industry, Fisher & Paykel has formed an alliance with the Grass Tree Kitchen Cooking School in Brisbane.

“Grass Tree Kitchen is a highly successful and innovative, Brisbane-based school with an impressive reputation,” said F&P national marketing manager Peter Russell. “We are delighted to align our brand with such a forward-thinking school and help create a very inspirational experience for students.”

F&P appliances in this kitchen include the Izona CoolDrawer and DishDrawer, the French Door Ice & Water refrigerator and the OB76 Designer Paris oven. Grass Tree Kitchen is located at 119 Barclay Street in Deagon.

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