Who we are

Des Bowler - Managing Director

Des has worked with information systems within the meat and livestock industry for the last 21 years, and for the last 17 years as the managing director of Management for Technology Pty Ltd.

Most of the major projects undertaken over this time have had major industry change impacts that have had to be managed at an industry, government regulation and user level.

Des was the augural winner of the GS1 Australia Supply Chain Excellence Award which is only issued to an outstanding individual for "Leadership in Standards in Action". This was achieved for recognition of work undertaken in the adoption of standardised numbering and bar coding in the Australian meat Industry for global traceability. This model, and the methods that were utilised by the Australian industry have now been adopted by most global meat trading partners (US, Japan, EU, New Zealand, South America). Through this traceability work Des has presented to industry and government forums around the world, including the United Nations ECE.

Des is a member of the Red Meat Supply Chain Committee which is a joint industry and government committee reviewing and piloting information standards related to the red meat industry. The recommendations from the RMSCC go to the Australian Meat Industry Language and Standards Committee for national endorsement.

Projects for clients have included both cloud computer approach and client managed information system resources approach. The business process analysis and decision making methods to determine the best approach are based on providing both a short and long term cost effective and manageable, robust solution for industry.

Des holds a Bachelor of Information Technology degree, as well as additional qualifications in quality management, business management and electronic engineering.