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Sir Peter Maire DCNZM – NZSA Networking Event
June 12, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sir Peter Maire started Talon Technology with Lionel Rogers in the front room of his house in 1987.In 1995 French company Plastimo becomes Talons European distributor. They launch a marine brand and sales treble following moving into the consumer GPS market in 1998.In 2001 Maire rebrands Talon Technology as “Navman” (a brand name bought off Plastimo for a $1) and wins a government research grant to develop in-car GPS navigation.By 2004 Navman has revenue in excess of $100 Million. Brunswick, a New York Stock Exchange-listed manufacturer of marine and recreation equipment, buys a 70 percent stake in Navman – taking up the remaining 30% in 2005.Peter Maire – divested of running Navman – established Tahia Investments in 2006 taking a 20% shareholding in GPS Crystal manufacturer Rakon and investing in several other hi-tech companies including Orion, Cadmus and Fusion. We await his next moves…
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