By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY: De’Longhi Australia was in celebration mode today with the 50th birthday of its national business manager, Arthur Banbas.

To celebrate, De’Longhi hosted a party in their Prestons head office with cake and balloons. The party was hosted by Tom Mitchell, De’Longhi general manager – sales and marketing, who congratulated Arthur on the achievement and his ongoing work with the company.

Banbas, who is a big St George-Illawarra fan (and a Rabbitohs fan through the De’Longhi sponsorship) will be celebrating at dinner tonight, but will be keeping a close eye on his dragons when they play the Melbourne Storm.

Reaching a milestone such as this is made even sweeter considering Banbas’ dedication to De’Longhi’s continued growth in the Australian market.

He recently returned from Malaysia where he was a key supplier representative at the annual Betta Electrical conference. understands that there were no exploding goat’s cheese croquettes at this event, unlike at a recent product launch.