Wireless networking specialist MIMP computing solutions will this week reveal the secret of where its name came from in a sponsorship of the wombat enclosure at Adelaide Zoo, to be unveiled on Friday.
MIMP, which is responsible for ground-breaking wireless networking projects Australia-wide, is a long-time supporter of the Adelaide Zoo, providing both wireless and fibre-optic communications throughout its grounds.
Adelaide Zoo has recognised MIMP’s commitment by offering the Richmond-based company an opportunity to sponsor one of the animal enclosures.
MIMP General Manager Allan Aitchison said the company was delighted to accept this opportunity. “We decided to sponsor the wombat enclosure because my nickname is Wombat,” he said.
“I picked up it when I was 25, visiting the Murray with some friends. I fell from a tree into a marsh and my mates reckoned the impression I left in the mud looked like a wombat – and it’s stuck ever since.”
Mr. Aitchison said MIMP’s plaque on the wombat enclosure – which houses Digger and Wanda – would reveal how the company got its name. “It asks the question: What does MIMP stand for?” he said.
“The answer is also on the plaque: The name MIMP started as a flippant remark when Doug Mackie, our founder, was backpacking in Europe 27 years ago. When he got back to Australia, he decided to set up his own business and MIMP has been a huge success for more than two decades.”
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