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By 24 November, 2016General News

Austco Appoints Veteran Executive as General Manager of Australian Operations

Thursday, 24 November 2016 ‐ Austco Communication Systems Pty Ltd and Azure Healthcare Ltd (ASX:AZV) are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Read as General Manager of Austco’s Australian operations. He will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Clayton Astles.

“Mike has built an impressive track record of strategic and operational accomplishments,” said Mr. Astles. “He has proven to be a successful and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams. His wealth of experience will be a valuable asset as we continue to accelerate our investment in the Australian market. I could not be more pleased about his appointment to this critical role at this important time.”

Mike Read joined Austco in 2013 as General Manager for Austco New Zealand. Mike has a background in Radio Electronics, Solution Sales, International Business Development, Marketing, IT Management and General Management.  During his management of the New Zealand operation, the business doubled revenue and more than doubled profitability. Amongst many electronics qualifications, he also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing) from The University of Auckland.

“I am excited and honored to take on this role in our largest market and look forward to working with partners across the country,” said Mike Read. “We will continue our aggressive investment in research & development geared toward creating innovative products for the unique needs of the Australian market, specifically mobile applications and RTLS solutions. With recent additions to our talented senior leadership team and with the help of our valuable resellers, we will continue to execute our strategic plan to reinvigorate growth across Australia,” said Read.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Jason D’Arcy
Company Secretary
Telephone AUS: +614 1767 7732
Telephone US: +1 214 930 2233


About Austco

Austco is a worldwide provider of IP Nurse Call Solutions with over 30 years experience in the healthcare market, across 4000+ sites, in over 60 countries. With products designed to comply with global healthcare standards, the Austco team is fully committed to providing quality products and global support services to all our clients. Our flexibility to integrate into various technologies enables a healthcare facility to continue to drive efficiencies to achieve an overall quality healthcare solution. Company website:

About Azure Healthcare Limited (ASX:AZV)

Azure Healthcare Limited is an international provider of healthcare communication and clinical workflow management solutions. The company is headquartered in Australia, has subsidiaries in six countries and supports healthcare facilities through our global reseller network which includes growing markets in health, aged care and remand care. Azure Healthcare services markets including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, USA, Asia and the Middle East. For further information please refer to the Company’s website