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Vesta Launches Australia AsiaPac Operations!

Peter Dunford is the Managing Director of Vesta’s Australia AsiaPac operations. Prior to joining Vesta, Mr. Dunford has worked for Global Resources giant, BHP Billiton, followed by significant senior roles consulting internationally. “I am excited to be part of an organization that shares the same values and beliefs about how to improve performance in asset management and maintenance as well as leveraging systems to support business processes,” stated Mr. Dunford. “We look forward to giving our clients the value that comes from being a part of the global leader in this space. Vesta has a great brand and reputation and we are thrilled to be part of the team.”

Mike Maiolo, Senior Partner and CEO of Vesta states, “One of the key differentiators for our firm has always been our focus on bringing together industry best practices in maintenance and asset management, with a practical and systematic approach to implementing SAP EAM solutions. This was the core foundation for building Vesta and continues to separate us from our competitors. With the team we have assembled to serve the Australia AsiaPac market, Vesta can continue to support our customers’ enterprise-wide initiatives as well as meet new global opportunities.”

The Vesta Australia AsiaPac leadership team will consist of the following individuals:

Peter Dunford - Managing Director, Australia AsiaPac
Mr. Dunford is a management professional with a strong people focus developed through 23 years experience in BHP Billiton and supplemented with 10 years consulting internationally as part of ERP, Asset Management, Organisational Development and IT focused companies. He has proven abilities in implementing change and driving business outcomes through leadership of people and teams in industrial and corporate environments. This includes Program Director and Project Management roles in large scale ERP Implementations as well as leading significant business change programs involving ERP Systems, particularly SAP. Throughout his career, Mr. Dunford has worked/consulted globally and has Chaired and spoken at numerous Asset Management, Maintenance and SAP conferences over the last 15 years. He is a driving force to help organisations achieve their vision for Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance.

Craig Anderson - Director Operations, Australia AsiaPac
Mr. Anderson has successfully performed key leading roles across a broad range of business functions for global organisations in resources and manufacturing. This covers end to end process management with his early career in operations and maintenance, moving into global marketing, large scale logistics and distribution. This experience provided a solid foundation for strategic and commercial roles in marketing, trade finance, business analysis and development, divestments and acquisitions, e-commerce, and project management. Mr. Anderson’s passion is business transformation, and the common thread in driving success is the development and leadership of people - as individuals, as teams and as an organisation. He has led successful business transformation projects for multi functional teams across global environments.

Drew Parkinson - Director Professional Services, Australia AsiaPac
Mr. Parkinson brings with him significant maintenance, systems, process and people experience. He has extensive skills around Business Process Re-Engineering, Project Management, Strategy and Program development and SAP Configuration. Prior to joining Vesta, Mr. Parkinson served in Senior Partner and Managing Consultant roles in global consulting companies where he was identified by clients as a problem solver, often being heavily relied upon to provide valuable insight to maintenance projects from both a process and system point of view. In addition to developing significant mining and oil & gas industry experience, Mr. Parkinson was heavily involved in the Utility sector with over a decade of business experience in many operational roles within Powercor Australia. He maintains a strong commitment to exceeding customer’s expectations and ensuring these customers are able to achieve lasting returns from the investment in SAP Enterprise Asset Management.

“We have spent a lot of time looking for the right people to work with globally,” stated Drew Parkinson, Director Professional Services, Australia AsiaPac. “Our global experience in Asset Management, Maintenance and SAP across many asset intensive industries is a great match to the Vesta portfolio. We are extremely excited to be part of the Vesta team and look forward to growing and complimenting the business.”

“Vesta has some of the best thought leaders in the field of Enterprise Asset Management,” added Craig Anderson, Director Operations, Australia AsiaPac. “We will leverage our collective knowledge and experience and focus very clearly on what we are good at - getting organizations to get the most from their Asset Management, Maintenance and SAP Systems.”

To support the Australia AsiaPac launch, Vesta will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the Mastering SAP Plant Maintenance show, November 21-22 at the Jupiters Hotel in Broadbeach, Queensland. Vesta will be delivering the keynote presentation and conducting a workshop on Wednesday, November 23rd.

About Vesta
Vesta Partners is a professional services company with deep domain expertise in maintenance and asset management. As a SAP Services Partner, our approach combines industry best practices with practical technology solutions that provide our customers with a competitive edge. With offices located in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia AsiaPac, we help our customers shift their maintenance operations from a necessary cost center to an enterprise improvement platform. For more information, please visit www.vestapartners.com  

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