On Friday 23rd April, we sadly lost a much-loved member of our Rondo Family who has made a significant impact to our business and the people within it.
As a Rondo Senior Manager for almost 26 years, Shane Navin has been responsible for some of the biggest changes our business has seen in our 56 years of operation. Starting as State Manager of Victoria, Shane then led the change from a State-based manufacturing model to a National model in St Marys, NSW, to successfully improve product quality and streamline processes.
In 2009, Shane managed the major expansion of our Operations by moving to a larger purpose-built and World-Class manufacturing facility in Erskine Park, NSW. To ensure our staff felt comfortable and excited about the move, Shane organised multiple bus trips throughout its construction, clearly communicating the benefits to our people, and once relocated, he invited our families to tour the site and see what we had achieved.
Shane’s determination for operational excellence helped further develop our manufacturing and safety processes across all our operations, including those across Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and the UAE.
Shane was passionate about Rondo and the importance of developing our people, having mentored many of the managers and supervisors who are still within our business today. His enormous contribution to the success of Rondo will be remembered forever and will serve as an inspiration to those who work here in the future.
Our deepest sympathies are with his wife Jen, children Ashley and Kelsie, and their families, during this difficult time.
Rest in peace our friend and leader, Shane Navin, we miss you!