Vermeer Australia has appointed Simon Coles to the position of Director of Operations, Mining and Energy to spearhead further diversification in Australia’s mining and energy industries. His new role encompasses operational support of all Vermeer Australia’s surface mining, oil and gas field project work, and a range of equipment including track trenchers, surface miners, mud systems and mud pumps, and large-scale drilling systems.

In the 25 years he has spent with Vermeer, Simon has gained very broad and exceptional technical and commercial experience, and as such was a logical choice for the role. He has comprehensive experience in business operations and the unique liaison between Vermeer Australia, their customers, and Vermeer Corporation that large-scale project work necessitates.

Peter Pullan, Managing Director of Vermeer Australia, said of Simon’s appointment:

“We recognise that the continued expansion of our operations in the Mining and Energy sectors brings greater challenges in terms of service delivery and governance requirements. There is no other person in or outside our organisation who could more capably direct the expansion of this most important area of our business. It will require strategic planning based on an incisive knowledge of equipment, logistics, manpower, and risk management. This plays to Simon’s strengths.”

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