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ARANZ Geo expands team as it grows its mining software globally

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Aranz Geo , the developer of Leapfrog 3D geological modelling solutions for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries has made three new additions to their team to support new markets and global distribution.

Shaun Maloney, CEO, ARANZ Geo explains that the company is going through a period of high growth as the user base for their Leapfrog 3D suite of software solutions around the world increases rapidly.

The three new appointments are Richard Browning as Customer Services Director, Nick Fogarty as Latin American Regional Director and Stephen Alpers as Regional Director.

Joining the ARANZ Geo management team at its headquarters in Christchurch, Richard Browning will lead the marketing and technical services teams as the new Customer Services Director. He brings to the role a successful career as a Customer Service Director and Senior Operations Manager, including senior roles with O2 UK Ltd and EDF Energy. He has wide ranging experience incorporating policy and strategy development, operational recovery, organisational transformation and change, financial control and quality management.

Nick Fogarty has been appointed Latin American Regional Director. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Nick is responsible for managing the development of key sales and marketing opportunities across the region with a particular focus on establishing and growing ARANZ Geo’s operations in Brazil. Till recently the Customer Manager at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in Christchurch, Nick worked with a portfolio of high growth Christchurch based technology companies to develop their capability for selling into offshore markets. Nick holds an LLB and BA from the University of Canterbury.

To be based in the Leapfrog office in Perth, Australia, Stephen Alpers as the new Regional Director will be responsible for all business activities in Asia Pacific and will oversee the growth and development in the Africa and North America regions. Most recently Stephen held business development roles with acQuire Technology Solutions in Perth and Calgary, providing Geoscience Information Management solutions for mining companies around the world. Stephen graduated from the University of Canterbury with B.Sc. Geology in 1991, and also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Energy Studies from Murdoch University in Perth.

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