Downer PipeTech ramp up growth strategy with two key appointments
Downer PipeTech is set for major growth, and has appointed Peter Jarvis to the newly-created position of National Sales & Marketing Manager to help implement its strategic growth plan. It has also signalled its intent to grow business in Western Australia, with the opening of a new office in Perth and the appointment of Cory Higgins as Regional Manager WA.
Peter Jarvis has spent more than 30 years in sales and marketing and is an expert in business best practices and aligning organisations with their customers and the market trends. His broad range of skills and industry experience include IT, graphics and media, CAD design software and a variety of related hardware and equipment centric industries.
Trevor Groeneveld, Director at Downer PipeTech, says, “After a rigorous selection process, Peter emerged as the outstanding candidate to be ITS’s National Sales & Marketing Manager and as a result, we are very pleased that he has agreed to join our growing organisation.
“Pete brings a great depth of knowledge and experience. His professionalism, skills and industry sector expertise will provide the leadership and support to enhance the ITS team, while ensuring our clients’ expectations are being exceeded.
“With our current innovative product range and future plans, it’s an incredibly exciting time at ITS. This appointment shows the commitment we have in keeping ITS as the industry leader, and the fact that it is a newly-created position demonstrates our commitment to growth.”
A key component of Downer PipeTech’s growth is the opening of a new office in WA and the appointment of experienced trenchless expert Cory Higgins to head it up. Higgins has been given the remit of leading the company’s endeavors to serve customers in WA’s thriving market with its innovative pipeline renovation and rehabilitation technologies.
The launch of the Perth office comes in response to proven demand for ITS’s products and services in WA, where organisations see the benefits of working with ITS to increase the performance of ageing assets and infrastructure. ITS’s ability to provide experience across a wide range of world best practice technologies has also been a key reason for customers requesting their services in WA.
Higgins joins the company at a time of strong growth for ITS, with many of its products and solutions being viewed as the benchmark in the industry and are ideally suited to benefit our customers and their specific needs, especially in the more remote areas of WA.
“The opening of the ITS Perth office is a natural outgrowth of the strong ITS customer and partner base we already enjoy in the Eastern States,” says ITS Director Trevor Groeneveld. “Under Cory’s leadership, ITS is well positioned to grow our presence in the region by directly supporting our customers’ long-term strategic initiatives and day-to-day issues.
“For the past 18 months, we have been busy working in WA but delivering the projects from our Sydney office. ITS’s investment in WA is further evidence of our commitment to building a lasting presence in the Australian market and to invest in long-term customer relationships.”
“I am excited to lead the expansion of ITS through a local presence in WA,” says Cory Higgins. “Our success in the trenchless technology sector, which is dealing with major industry changes, demonstrates ITS’s value as an innovative company responding to complex business challenges.”
Having emigrated from the UK in 2006, Higgins brings a broad range of knowledge gained with over 23 years’ working in the trenchless civil and pipeline rehabilitation industry. His experience covers a wide range of rehabilitation technologies including micro-tunnelling, pipe bursting, directional drilling and structural relining. Higgins has successfully owned and managed a number of trenchless relining companies both in Australia and overseas and has a passionate commitment to the delivering innovative trenchless solutions.