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Meet the dedicated and passionate team behind the company.

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Mark Bassett

Managing Director 

Mark’s time is devoted to ensuring our company achieves its overall goals, including financial, operational, sales and marketing objectives. He is dedicated to positioning our company as the first and only choice for customised, made-to-order sportswear.

Prakash Sagar

Production Director  

Prakash has been involved in the manufacturing of textiles and apparel for 30 years. He is the backbone of our production systems. Prakash custom-built our production software, meaning it is adaptable to the ever-changing needs of our business. This allows us to be an incredibly efficient and therefore reliable supplier in a very demanding industry. In retirement, Prakash wants to be a full-time yoga instructor.

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Troy Beard

National Business Manager
Sales Executive – WA, VIC & TAS  

Troy uses his commercial expertise to help guide our distributors through maximising sales and gaining a greater share of their market place. Our team greatly benefits from Troy’s understanding of the sublimation processes, sublimated garments, and what our customers really want. Troy is a fan of all sport, but cricket and AFL are his true loves. According to Troy, live sport is the only ‘real’ Reality TV. 

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Travis Eddie

National Cycling Manager  

Travis is our dedicated cycling guru. When he’s not helping customers with their cycling orders, you will find him wearing lycra. Travis spends many hours a week on the bike while most of us are still in bed, and cares more about the amount of hair on his legs than on his head. Travis has been involved in the sporting industry his entire working life. Having managed accounts ranging from local clubs and schools, through to state and national sporting bodies and corporate accounts, Travis is very well versed in all areas of sublimation, cut and sew apparel and promotional products.

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Scott McGregor

Sales Executive – NSW & ACT  

With over 15 years in the school and sporting teamwear industry, Scott has a wealth of knowledge to guide you through your teamwear experience. Scott loves a variety of sports but rugby league is his passion. When he’s not helping customers, you’ll probably find him at the beach with his family. He doesn’t mind the occasional game of golf or tennis either.

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Juanita Aguero-Legudi

Sales Executive – VIC  

Juanita is our Victoria Sales Executive who is based in Melbourne. Her true passion is netball, and she has been involved in the sport for 22 years either as a player or an administrator. She has experience as a club president and netball competition organiser. Her credentials and passion for the game ensure she is exceptionally qualified to create the best uniforms for your club.

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Shannon Thaller

Sales Executive – SA  

Shannon likes to bring customers peace of mind. He is especially proud of his talent for understanding the creative orders that can arrive on abstract coffee-stained sketches or descriptive emails. The professional finish is one you’ll be proud to sew your company label on. Shannon has a wealth of experience nationally and internationally in motorsport, and in event merchandise design. With a passion for Indo sunrises and powdered NZ mountains, Shannon’s ultimate hour-glass sports adventure is a surfboard under one arm and a snowboard under the other, once one season times out the next only just begins…..pity South Australia has neither!

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Daniel Almond

Sales Executive – QLD & NT  

Having worked for the AFL for 7 years, and been involved in the sportswear industry for 2 years, it’s safe to say Daniel comes from a strong sporting background. He looks after all of our customers in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Daniel enjoys being active and playing sport, going to the beach, and is also a massive foodie! AFL and baseball are his favourite sports, and he even manages the Brisbane Bandits – which is the professional Australian baseball team in Queensland.

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Kimberly Ramsey

USA Sales Executive

Kimberly has been selling custom, sublimated uniforms for the last 13 years. Kimberly’s experience and knowledge of the customized sportswear industry in the USA means she is exceptionally qualified to help you with your teamwear experience.

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Jeff Bonilla

USA Sales Executive

Jeff has been involved in motorsports all his life. He’s worked for various race teams, race tracks, and racing clubs throughout the state of Wisconsin. In his spare time, Jeff likes to promote races and travel to as many races a year as he can.

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Emily Farrell

Customer Service Coordinator 

Emily is our friendly customer service superstar. You’ll find her helping out our customers in person, on the phone, or over email. Part of her role also involves dispatch and data entry. Emily’s chosen sport is netball.

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Josh Bendall

Warehouse & Logistics Coordinator  

Josh is our organised, efficient and helpful dispatch guru. His efforts ensure all of our orders are processed and delivered quickly and effectively. Josh is always willing to go the extra mile to help customers and staff.

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Kelvin Li

Financial Controller  

Kelvin is responsible for all aspects of financial and management accounting including the preparation and analysis of monthly financial reports, preparation and presentation of budgets, and adherence to and compliance with accounting standards and with taxation obligations. As an associate member of CPA Australia, his meticulous attention to detail and dedication to accuracy ensure the accounts are expertly managed.

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Tracey Scroop

Accounts Receivable  

Tracey is in charge of all invoicing, and keeps our customers updated. Before Blackchrome, Tracey was a geologist for seven years! She travelled across Australia and overseas, looking for diamonds, iron and uranium. Now she’s completing her Graduate Diploma in Commerce. On top of her Blackchrome role and study, Tracey does yoga every day and loves hitting the gym. She enjoys cricket and has recently got into NBA, jumping on the Cavaliers bandwagon. She used to play basketball, but says being 5ft3 meant every player towered over her – so she gave it up!

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Prasad Mudiyanselage

Cost Accountant

Prasad is responsible for many critical procedures that link our Australian operation with our factory in Sri Lanka. Some critical procedures include international logistics, customs & duty procedures. Using his strong accounting background and expertise, Prasad is always deeply entrenched in assessing production costs to allow our sales team to provide the most competitive prices to our customers. Moving to Australia from Sri Lanka in 2010, Prasad enjoys a relaxed lifestyle and catching up with old friends.

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Mark Ingram

Operations Manager  

High on Mark’s agenda is the management of our team of graphics coordinators. Mark has extensive experience in design, print, sales, marketing and apparel. Although he enjoys all sport, Liverpool FC holds a special place in Mark’s heart. You can still find him banging in the goals on a Sunday in the Masters League. Mark also dreams of reigniting his love of surfing, even though he thinks he’s rubbish.

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Michael McCarthy

Graphics & Sales Coordinator  

After valuable experience in the newspaper industry, specialising in print branding and advertising, Michael now enjoys helping clients gain the best branding exposure for their garments. Michael strengthens our team with a combination of efficiency, productivity ideas and technical knowledge of printing processes. In his spare time you’ll find Michael tinkering with and sinking money into his car, watching motorsports and smashing a squash or golf ball.

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Holly Farrell

Graphics & Sales Coordinator  

Holly is our quiet achiever and another one of our talented graphic designers. Along with enjoying the challenges of every single day being different, Holly keeps busy creating sportswear designs, updating our garment specs and coordinating sportswear orders. In her spare time, Holly likes to paint, and her love of travel has taken her to the UK, Europe, Japan and Bali, with America on the list for the future.

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Daniel Di Martino

Graphics & Sales Coordinator  

After working in the signage industry for 7 years, Daniel now looks after some of our customers’ orders and artwork requests here at Blackchrome. A big sports fan, Daniel supports the Adelaide Crows and enjoys cricket, V8 Supercars, F1, rugby union and the occasional round of golf. Outside of sport, he finds joy in cooking and travelling.

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Andy Axford

Graphics & Sales Coordinator  

As well as being one of our talented Graphics & Sales Coordinators, Andy is one of SA’s top distance runners and a passionate member of Hills Districts Athletics Club. Prior to Blackchrome, Andy was a freelance graphic designer, and worked in a specialty running store for seven years. He likes to spend his free time hanging out with friends and drinking good coffee. Andy is also a self-proclaimed Cronut connoisseur, and says “if you don’t know what a Cronut is – Google it and you’re guaranteed to want to try one!”

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Chloe Mansueto

Product Coordinator  

Chloe brings with her an extensive knowledge of fabrics, construction and pattern making, having studied Fashion Design.  She has worked in various areas of fashion including events and styling, but her passion lies in product development and design. For Chloe, spare time is best spent surrounded by friends and family with good food and wine. She is a big fan of tennis and basketball, and also gets into football when at home with her Liverpool-obsessed family. 

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Brett McMahon

Creative Director  

Brett has a hand in all things creative, while also managing technical and software issues/solutions. Having worked in many areas of the garment production process, Brett has an extensive understanding of sportswear manufacturing, including product development, artwork, printing, heat-pressing and sewing. Brett spends his ‘spare time’ with friends and family, and is a huge Michael Jordan fan. He loves watching and playing most sports, but NBA, EPL and AFL are his favourites.

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Bec Glastonbury

Production Manager  

With her extensive experience in graphics, broad knowledge of patterns, and her production background, Bec delivers outstanding sportswear and schoolwear results to our satisfied customers. Providing customers with peace of mind that they’ll get their order processed smoothly is very important to Bec. Away from the workplace, Bec enjoys watching soccer (supporting Modbury Vista Soccer Club), and AFL (supporting Fremantle), as well as attending as many music festivals as possible.

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Alex Kemp

Marketing Coordinator  

When you create highly visible marketing communications like we do, you need someone as talented as Alex to create professional brochures, flyers, and web content. Along with training in graphic design, advertising and photography, and his initial experience here as a Blackchrome graphics coordinator, Alex has a strong understanding of the sublimated apparel process and the ability to create awesome visual designs. Not only is Alex passionate about art, design and music, he also enjoys playing and collecting guitars, as well as getting out on his BMX when he gets a chance.

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Grace Bradshaw

Communications & Media Coordinator  

Grace is our resident Kiwi in the office. She’s found herself on this side of the Tasman after a stint in London and backpacking around Europe. Grace looks after our communications. Having trained in journalism and worked as a digital producer and editor in NZ newsrooms, Grace has an eagle eye for detail and is passionate about writing and the online world. She enjoys netball and tennis, but nothing comes close to her love of rugby and the All Blacks.

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Jeremy Kalaitsidis

Visual Marketing Coordinator 

Jeremy uses his talents to design our print, online and social media material. He’s a soccer fan! In addition to playing it, he watches games from all over the world and loves Man U. Jeremy also enjoys AFL and is an Adelaide Crows supporter.

 

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