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About us

History

Over the 75 years Coleman Group has been established we have remained innovative and forward-thinking.

 

Our company is devoted to providing the best experience to our clients and delivering unprecedented high-quality products and services.

Established in 1948, Coleman Group has over 70 years of experience within the Signage Industry. This experience, accompanied by the investment and market knowledge of the two owners Glenn Coleman and Rod Peter has grown the company into the multi-million dollar signage giant it is today.

Coleman Group was initially founded by Robert Coleman as R.B. Coleman (Signs) Pty Ltd. In 1948 signage was a completely different industry, less about printing (as the technology did not exist) and more about hand-painting. R.B. Coleman (Signs) Pty Ltd was responsible for a large amount of shopfront and billboard painting, sports event advertisements and vehicle decoration. Robert soon passed the business on to his son Bruce Coleman who rebranded the company as ‘Coleman Signs’. Under the leadership of Bruce, Coleman Signs bought one of the first computerised vinyl cutters – which changed the signage industry. In 1994 Coleman Signs purchased their first printer which was used to print decals onto weathertex.
 

 

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In 1997 Coleman Signs entered into the new market of scrolling signage units. This brought in a large amount of business in the sporting industry and changed how the company operated on a day-to-day basis. In 1999 the Melbourne Storm NRL team purchased 100 units from Coleman Signs – the first big purchase from any sporting stadium, proving the potential of the technology in the signage industry. Towards the end of the 1990s, Bruce handed the business down to his son Glenn who later rebranded the company as ‘Coleman Group’ under the then 'Business Development Manager', Rod Peter.
 
Coleman Group entered the exhibition industry in 2003, creating a sister company, ‘FABframe’, and in 2009 Rod Peter joined Glenn in partnership to aid in the management of the business. After years of growing success, the brand expanded internationally and in 2012 spawned the worldwide extrusion brand ‘REXframe’. These two companies now work in tandem with Coleman Group and have grown immensely over the passing years.
 

 

CEO, Director, 

Grad. Diploma of Applied Finance (FINSIA - Kaplan)

Glenn Coleman

Glenn started in the family business in 1982, then known as R. B. Coleman Signs, which was started by his Grandfather Robert Coleman in 1948.

The only certainty in life is change and this certainly applies to Coleman Group.

By investing in great people and cultivating a team environment over many years, under Glenn’s leadership Coleman Group has morphed into the most innovative, high quality, best equipped, deadline-driven supplier for the exhibition, event and retail signage space across Australia.

Glenn’s role encompasses overall company direction and strategy, finance and capital investment.

The company goal is to entrench its signage industry leadership through innovation, customer service and an unmatched capacity to meet the tightest client deadlines.

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For the last 8 years, Glenn has been a Director of Civic Disability Services, an organisation supporting individuals with a disability, where he also serves on the Audit and Finance Committee. Glenn enjoys investing, cycling and kite surfing on weekends.

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Managing Director

Rod Peter

With over 38 years in the Signage industry and over 10 years experience in business management and development, Rod joined Coleman Group in 2003 as Business Development Manager.

 

Under his direction, Coleman Signs was rebranded as Coleman Group and redirected at the Exhibitions and Events Industry.

 

During this time, Rod created FABframe, a revolutionary signage system consisting of lightweight aluminium frames and dye-sublimation fabrics. Coleman Group in conjunction with FABframe is now considered by many as one of the market leaders of signage throughout the Exhibition, Event & Retail Industries in Australia.

 

In 2012, Rod proposed moving FABframe into the American market, and in doing so created the REXframe brand. REXframe expanded internationally and is now distributed across 5 different countries worldwide including USA, UK, NZ, Germany and Australia.

 

Rod’s business decisions have transformed Coleman Group into the successful multi-million-dollar business it is today.

 

Rod Peter became a business partner in 2012.

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Our Team

General Manager

Sam Fraser

Starting out at Coleman Group as a member of Pre-press in 2006, Sam has used his creative flair and Adobe skills to progress into management. Whilst holding the role of Creative Director for over a decade, he played a pivotal role in the development of the FABframe profiles. Sam's current role is spread across Coleman Group, FABframe and REXframe, making him a key member of the management team.

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Finance Manager

Rebecca Weir

Rebecca joined Coleman Group in 2007 following a 13 year career in the Banking & Finance Industry. Rebecca is an integral part of the Coleman Group Management team with responsibilities across all financial matters including accounting, budgets, human resources and office administration. Her cheerful attitude enhances the thriving work environment in the management offices.

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Business Development Manager

Steve Capilli

Steven has had an expansive career in the Exhibition industry spanning over 15 years across Australia and the UK. He joined the Coleman Group in September 2022 and quickly became a valuable member of the team, working closely with existing and prospective clients and partners to provide the best experience with Coleman Group possible. Steven is personable, passionate, and fully committed to growing and improving with the company.

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Sales Manager

David Minton

David has recently returned to Coleman Group as a Senior Sales Executive, after time away through the covid-19 pandemic. With 13-years previous experience with the company and its subsidiary, REXframe, he is an expert when it comes to Coleman Group. David embodies the concept of 'team spirit', and we are thrilled to have him back.

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Account Manager

Rhett Coleman

Rhett began his time with Coleman Group in 2018, working with the new 3D printing branch, Mammoth 3D, as the brand’s Business Development Manager before moving into Operations for Coleman Group. His experience within the company has allowed Rhett to transition into Sales as an Account Manager with ease. He brings a practical approach to client relations and his high energy approach to life means he is always able to have fun at work.

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Account Manager

Renee Howes

Renee started her role as an Account Manager at Coleman Group in August of 2022 after 10 years working in project management. Her professional approach to sales and client management has made Renee a fundamental part of the sales team. Her quirky personality and quick smile make Renee a joy to work with in the Sales office.

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Account Manager

Stephen Dorahy

Steve began his time at Coleman Group in early 2022 and quickly became an essential member of the growing Sales team. With over 11 years in the printing industry, he is a well-spring of event signage knowledge, and he uses his experience to continually develop exceptional company and client relationships. Steve’s contagious laugh and can-do attitude enrich the sales office environment every day.

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Account Manager

Lucas Clark

Lucas has had a successful career bridging the construction and exhibition signage industries. He recently re-joined the Coleman group in August 2022 as the Sales Director, after working for 10 years as a Project Manager in construction. Lucas’s knowledge of event signage, previous experience at Coleman Group as an account manager, and leadership abilities, have made him a key pillar of the sales team.

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Our Team

Over our seventy-five years’ experience in the print industry and twenty years in the exhibition industry, Coleman Group has cultivated a team of highly skilled, and passionate employees who embody the spirit of the company. Come rain, hail, or shine, the team is committed to providing the best service in the business for every client, every time.

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Operations Manager

David Morrison

Dave has been with the Coleman Group for over 12 years and has made himself an unfaltering cornerstone of the company as the Operations Manager. With a background in graphic design, he has a deep understanding of the print industry and its many nuances. In his current role, Dave oversees the smooth management of the Coleman Group production facilities and takes great pride in his work.

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Production Manager

Matt Dive

Matt began working at Coleman Group in 2019 after a successful 17-year career as a sign writer. His time in the exhibitions and signage trade has earned him an in depth understanding of the entire industry. In his current role as Production Manager, Matt supervises the Coleman Group warehouse, ensuring all processes occur seamlessly and safely. He maintains a high standard in every aspect of his work, and his commitment to the team lifts the energy of the work environment on the floor every day.

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