Triton Commercial Systems announced this week a succession change. Incumbent CEO, Mr Tony Olissoff is retiring, effective at the end of October. Founding shareholder Mr Ian Jackson will adopt a new role as Chairman of the Board and majority shareholder. The new CEO is Mr Michael Burke whose 20 years with Triton provides him with the depth of knowledge required to continue to drive innovation for the industry.
There will be no appreciable changes to our Australian and New Zealand customers, with all projects, operations and development continuing as was.
Tony’s decision to retire gave the opportunity for remaining shares to be re-distributed to existing key intellectual property holders within Triton. This launches a new and exciting era for the company as well as long-term security for Triton’s customers across Australasia.
The existing Customer Accounts and Operations Management team of Michael Burke, Kevin Owers and Tony Hurley will continue to manage the sales and customer relationship responsibilities while Monique Rickenbach will expand her Administrative Management role.
Tony is leaving the company in a strong financial position but also well advanced in a 5 year development program of its entire SQL suite of systems, with new offerings now being commercialized or in development, designed to lead the industry to higher profitability in de-boning, automated carcase traceability and automated material handling.
Ian advised that Tony will leave Triton toward the end of October, in the most amicable fashion and with best wishes being exchanged by all parties. Tony will continue to be available on a retained consultancy basis for Triton over the next 12 – 18 months.