|By Business Wire||
|August 14, 2013 05:30 AM EDT||
Codan Limited (ASX-CDA) has announced that Andrew (Andy) Sheppard has been appointed executive general manager of Minetec, headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. Previously, Andy served for five years as vice president and general manager at Codan US, Inc. Minetec develops products that improve safety and productivity in underground and surface mining operations. Minetec’s core product lines include collision avoidance and proximity detection; Ethernet-over-Leaky Feeder (ELF) infrastructure; vehicle and personnel position reporting and tracking; mine management and control (MMC), and communications trailer systems.
Andy Sheppard Appointed Executive General Manager of Minetec (Photo: Business Wire)
“Andy has an outstanding record of change management,” said Mr. Donald McGurk, chief executive officer, Codan Limited. “Building on his extensive network of industry and government contacts, Andy has made an exceptional contribution to Codan by developing new business within North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia to a ground-breaking level. Andy also impacted Codan’s global United Nations business by introducing new communications systems and radio products geared toward humanitarian needs. I am delighted that Andy now brings his considerable expertise in strategic planning, marketing, sales and systems engineering to further enhance Minetec’s communications business within the global mining industry.”
“Minetec employs an outstanding team of visionaries, engineers and mining professionals,” said Mr. Sheppard. “I am honored to have been selected to lead the company’s growth into new pursuits. Developing products that contribute to the safety and productivity of mining operations is an important venture worldwide and I am certain that Minetec will have a significant impact in this industry.”
Prior to Codan, Andy held sales, marketing and engineering positions at Harris Corporation, L-3 Communications and McDowell Research. Andy also spent twenty years as a Communications Officer in the British Army, serving worldwide in a number of operational theatres. Andy is a Chartered Engineer and holds advanced degrees in Telecomms Systems Engineering and Communications Systems Management.
Minetec Pty Ltd, (Willetton, Western Australia), is part of the Codan Group of companies. Founded in 2000, Minetec quickly established itself as a service partner to the mining industry, and has grown rapidly into a trusted technology provider delivering safety and productivity-based products to serve the critical needs and requirements of underground and surface mining operations. An acknowledged leader in hard-rock underground mining, Minetec has expanded this expertise to address the needs of aboveground, open cut mining. Minetec supports products through integrated project engineering, delivery and life cycle services and maintenance. Minetec’s products are manufactured at Codan’s state-of-the-art facilities in Australia and Malaysia. Maintenance, training and technical support is provided from Australia, the UK and the US, as well as from its worldwide-accredited service centre network.
For more information about Minetec, visit: http://www.minetec.com.au