Months after first opening its doors, networking vendor D-Link has finally held the grand opening of its new offices in North Ryde. The evening of drinks, nibbles and chit chat was set against the background of a live jazz trio in a white marquee — which unnerved some of the visiting bigwigs because white symbolises a funeral in Chinese culture.
Ever-enthusiastic marketing manager, Maurice Famularo, opened the evening with an upbeat five-minute piece that, not surprisingly, took 20 minutes.
He said D-Link would “continue to play with the big boys and play for keeps”.
D-Link’s managing director for Australia, Kevin Wen, thanked channel partners for their support over the years.
He claimed the company was still the only networking vendor with local research and warehousing facilities and said it would soon be “competing with Cisco at half price” in top end networking.
Chief operating and financial officer, A P Chen, told staff, channel partners, customers and press that D-Link Australia had earned a permanent soft spot in his heart since operations began in 1994 and that its broadband model had been so successful that every other D-Link office was following in its footsteps.
The top brass unveiled a plaque in the grounds and everybody got back to the serious business of enjoying a drink. Cheers.