THE opening on Thursday of the Coopers malthouse adjacent to its brewery in Regency Park, South Australia, saw 300 guests gather to celebrate the occasion (see Grain Central’s story yesterday).
Of special interest to visitors were the guided tours of the new plant, though familiar territory to many of the people who worked on the construction, cranking the machinery of the $65 million project this month.
Here’s a snapshot of faces at the opening:
Mott MacDonald technical director structures Tim Oborn and Bühler director malting Franz Götz
Gas buyers on behalf of Coopers, CQ Partners, managing partner Reza Evans, Alison Bullock and Coopers project manager Tom Bullock.
Steep vessel fabricators F. Miller and Co managing director, Graeme Lowe, estimating and design manager David Weaver, and project leaders, Ahrens, project manager, Cam Ainslie.
Glencore senior barley trader Jonathan Evans, Glencore general manager logistics and commercial relations Jonathan Wilson, GrainCorp senior trader – barley Alex Onus and Glencore senior commercial manager Lyndon Asser.
University of Adelaide Plant Science Professor Amanda Able, University of Adelaide head of Department of Agricultural Science Associate Professor Jason Able, Horsham-based Seednet, national manager, Simon Crane, Vic.
Hygiene services provider, Ecolab, South Australian manager, Greg Warnest, Coopers technical brewer, David Medlyn, and Ellerslie Hops sales manager, Rachelle Rochecouste.
Coopers management accountant Tony Pisaniello, MPH Architects technical director Brendan Le Var, Coopers premium beverage manager Paul McCarthy and Carlsberg Group, manager Australia, Camilla Kuzon Olsen.
Davison Earthmovers site foreman Alan Boyan, project manager Michael Bray, Hurst Plumbing director Richard Hurst and Davison Earthmovers general manager Len Condo.