Ian has been involved in the wine industry since 2000, initially recruited as Packaging Manager to set up the Ozpak Bottling Plant in Nagambie– a greenfields site with a 6000 bottle per hour capacity. He then moved on to the role of Customer Service Manager delivering packaging services to small icon brands, such as Bowen Estate Wines, in addition to large commercial operators, such as Fosters Wine Group. He subsequently transferred to the parent company, McPherson Wines, as Customer Service Manager delivering“Buyers Own Brand” products to large commercial companies such as New Holland Wine Company(Aldi EU) and Coles Liquor Group.
Ian set up his company WineWerks in 2008, providing specialist packaging services and logistics to the wine industry and, in particular, Coles Liquor and Supermarket Groups.
Ian joined National Food Institute in December 2010 as a Trainer and Assessor and is continuing to train at various food processing plants in the Goulburn Valley and Bendigo areas.
Ian joined Wodonga TAFE in June 2016 as a Casual Trainer and Assessor and is training locally as required.
Ian enjoys golf, gardening, music and playing around with all things mechanical.