What is the Michael Manion Wool Industry Foundation?
foundation was established in 2015 as a reach-out support service for
rural families or children in need.
was a larger than life, gregarious person who had empathy for people,” The
MMWIF Board of Directors said.
“During his lifetime in the wool industry he always
went out of his way to mentor and help young people in the trade.”
really want to make a big impact raising funds for the rural community,” they
on the land can find it tough at times – they’re at the mercy of the gods and
sometimes children suffer because of it.
foundation is here to support rural families in need due to the likes of
illness or accidents.
Michael Manion passed
away on Sunday 27 July 2014, after a short battle with cancer. He was 61.
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.
initiated the takeover of the private treaty merchant Grampian Wools in 2009
and continued with plans to grow and nurture Segard Masurel Australia.
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.
was well respected and loved within the company and the wool trade fraternity.
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 as big
as his heart.
is sadly missed by his daughter Emma, his son Tom, their mother Sue, his
friends, the wool industry and all at Segard Masurel.
Unit 9, 42-46 Vella Drive
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