Michael Manion passed away on Sunday 27 July 2014, after a short battle with cancer. He was 61.
Michael was the founding member and managing director of Segard Masurel (Australia) Pty Ltd in Melbourne since October 1999 and successfully developed the business with his close team.
He initiated the takeover of the private treaty merchant GrampianWools in 2009 and continued with plans to grow and nurture Segard Masurel Australia.
He started his career as a junior wool buyer with Mitsui then gained further experience with Laycock before joining Elders International Wool Division, later becoming Conagra Wool.
He was well respected and loved within the company and the wool trade fraternity.
He was well known for his outstandingly good natured character and wool expertise. His passion for the industry he worked in and the people he worked with was asbig as his heart.
He is sadly missed by his daughter Emma, his son Tom, their mother Sue, his friends, the wool industry and all at Segard Masurel