Thursday 23 August 2012, Melbourne – Turn Left Distribution Pty. Ltd. today announced that Rodney Block has joined their team in the role of Managing Director. Formerly Vice President of Asia Pacific Publishing at THQ, Block will drive strategic growth at the premium games distributor.
Block commented: “I was the second employee through the door at THQ in Australia and after 12 years I left with a great sense of pride in what we had accomplished but looking for new challenges. Turn Left’s focus on quality and service was immediately attractive to me and It feels great to be back working with a small team and building something up again.”
Brian Quigley, General Manager at Turn Left Distribution, will continue to manage day to day operations and added: “As a premium games distributor, it’s a core principle that we offer the highest level of service. Rod’s appointment allows us to grow the business without taking any attention away from our current partners.”
With one top tier publisher already on their books, Turn Left has a stated goal of growing to work with a maximum of two more AAA partners and a highly selective list of companies they are targeting.
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About Turn Left Distribution
Turn Left Distribution Pty. Ltd. is a video games distribution company working with AAA games publishers to bring their games to the Australia and New Zealand market. The company offers sales, marketing and distribution services and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
Turn Left is helmed by industry veterans, Rodney Block and Brian Quigley. Block was previously Vice President of Asia Pacific Publishing at THQ and is a 21-year veteran of the Australian games industry. Quigley previously worked at Nintendo Australia as General Manager, Sales and held numerous positions at THQ, heading up the company’s distribution division, managing partners including SEGA, Capcom, Disney Interactive Games, Tecmo Koei and Nordic Games.
Turn Left seeks to offer the highest quality of service to AAA publishers, working with only a select number of partners and building long term relationships.