6 NIVENEWS OCTOBER
OLL [OLD?] BOYS & PERSONALITIES
Mr. E.W. Maclean has been appointed Managing Director of Jas. J. Niven & Co. Ltd. For the greater portion of his life he has been closely associated with the late Mr. Lionel Nelson. They both went to Cambridge together, subsequently Mr. Maclean training with engineering firms in the Old Country. During the War he saw service in the N.Z.E.F., rising to the rank of Captain in the Machine-gun Battalion. Mr. Maclean has been with the firm for over 27 years, during which time he has been in touch with all phases of the business.
Mr. Harold Thomas, our Dunedin Manager, with his small son, arrived from England by the “Tainui” after six months’ holiday and business trip.
Mr H D Nelson, who for the last 2½ years has been studying engineering in England, recently returned to New Zealand. He has joined the firm at Wellington.
Mr. J. Gillitzer, of the Robert Bosch Company, Germany, is coming to New Zealand (with his wife and family) to join our organisation in the interests of our Bosch agency. Mr Gillitzer comes to us with excellent reports from his people, and we are looking forward to his assistance in expanding and consolidating this valuable agency of world renown.
To Mr. Sam Luke, who used to be in charge of our Wellington Foundry, we extend our sincere condolences in the recent loss of his mother.
Mr. Karl Zehender, who provided us with a most interesting article on Japan in our first issue of “Nivenews,” recently met with a serious motor accident in Germany. He has now recovered and is proceeding to India on business for his firm, Messrs. Robert Bosch A.G.
E. (Sparks) Pittock returned to New Zealand by the “Niagara” on the 18th October, after visiting both England and America in the interests of our Bearing Department.
Alan Gunn, of Alan W. Gunn Pty. Ltd., Sydney, recently arrived in New Zealand on a holiday visit and came in to see the old firm. Alan used to be with our Christchurch and Dunedin branches, and his many friends in these districts will be pleased to hear that he is looking remarkably well and still maintaining [maintains] the kindliest thoughts of Nivenco and New Zealand.
To Our Friends Overseas
One of the aims of this little magazine is to cement the bond of friendship between Nivenco and our Business Associations overseas – wherever they may be. We would like to feel that International Brotherhood may be hastened by the interchanges of business relationships.
As this issue of “Nivenews” will reach you towards the end of the year, we take the opportunity of wishing you from far away New Zealand the best of good wishes for Christmas 1937, and increased prosperity for 1938.
J.J.N. & CO.