Announcing the Semi-Retirement of John Arens

Today we are announcing the semi-retirement of John Arens from Universal Magazines. “It is with great sadness and a tinge of jealousy that we announce John’s departure after almost 13 years of great service to our customers in the motorbike industry,” said Publisher Janice Williams. “Sadness because John has been a delight to deal with for many years, and a tinge of jealousy because we know John is leaving us to fulfil some exciting personal ambitions. We wish John the best of luck and look forward to receiving the postcards.”

In preparation for John’s departure, we have been looking for a new sales professional who will be taking over. Sean Scott joins us on Wednesday 17th September and brings a different approach to the role, having worked in advertising, direct and digital marketing with SMEs for many years.

Of course, the familiar faces on the Australian Road Rider team remain – Mick Matheson Editor, Ian Cassel for Ad Production, and Martin White for Creative Services.

“John has given the company 13 years of excellent service and we are sad to see him go,” said Ms Williams. “We are calling it a semi-retirement because John will be working closer to home on the Central Coast. He will also be doing the odd project for Universal — such as running the Road Rider stand at the Melbourne Motorcycle Expo in November. This all happens at a time of considerable growth for our business in the motorcycle category, but we know that we will be up to the challenge. We wish John all the best for his future adventures and thank him for his years of service at Universal.”

About Universal Magazines

Universal Magazines is Australia’s largest target marketing media group and Australia’s largest motorcycle category publisher. The company manages several market databases, 12 digital media brands, 53 bundled media brands, Universal Online, and the Westwick Farrow Media Group.

For further information, contact Publisher Janice Williams on (02) 9805 0399.