Fabio Grassia founded his first company in 1989, Natcomp Technology Australia Pty Ltd, an importer and distributor of IT hardware and consumer electronic products supplying mass retailers and computer stores throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2007 following a market demand for good quality yet affordable digital TVs for the modern household, Grassia created the consumer brand Viano. Grassia expanded investments in China by opening an office in Shenzhen with a joint venture in manufacturing flat panel digital televisions. The factory is now manufacturing televisions for the Australian and New Zealand markets under the Viano brand and OEM. In 2014, the company commenced with new markets in the Middle East, Europe and South America.
Grassia previously served on the ICCI board in 1998 and from 1999-2000 he was a Board Member and part of the Social Committee. From 2001-2003 he served as Vice-President on the board, whilst also a member of the Constitutional Committee. In 2019 he was named as President of the Chamber.
A Commerce graduate of the University of Sydney, Trish Pegorer is an FMCG sales and marketing specialist with over 20 years' experience, 10 of those years spent working global food brand, Mutti. Mutti is the market leading tomato brand in Europe and in 2020 was the fastest growing large consumer goods company in Italy. Trish launched Mutti into the Australian retail market in 2011 and has been instrumental in the rapid growth of the brand in the retail sector. In 2019 Trish was appointed Managing Director of Mutti Australia Pty Ltd, now one of the largest export markets for the Mutti Group, accountable for developing the strategic growth roadmap for future expansion. Trish leads a team of senior sales and marketing specialists charged with growing range, distribution and brand through Food Service, Independent retailers and Major Grocery channels. Trish is a loving mother of two energetic young boys and when not at work, enjoys spending time outdoors in nature, practicing yoga and being involved in local charity and community initiatives.
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