So earlier this spring I made my annual trip Down Under. GAL has a great partner / representative in Australia (and New Zealand to keep technically correct) ALC – Australian Lift Components are the guys we have teamed up with. They are part of the Dewhurst Group – a mini-conglomerate owned by David and Richard Dewhurst – get to know them if you don’t.
Anyhow, on arrival in Sydney, I connected and shot down to Melbourne (down / South equals colder in Australia – closer to the poll) where I met up with Chris Carroll, the Chief at ALC: Wayne Brown – ALC’s Interstate Sales Guy: and John Tripi – an X Otis Adjuster who now is ALC’s Tech Support guru – and a good one.
The 4 of us called on customers for a day or so, threw a dinner and party for a group of consultants, and then got on a plane in order to rinse and repeat in Brisbane. Brisbane is up North where it’s warm – nearer the equator. After calling on all of Brisbane’s elevator contractors and again having a night out with the consultants , we returned to Sydney and duplicated the routine on a little larger scale.