NIOA reveals local exec team
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NIOA has unveiled their new executive team for Australia and New Zealand, following the company’s recent restructure.
According to a release from the Australian owned company, the NIOA Australia and New Zealand leadership team from 2nd of February 2023 includes:
- Mick Ahern, General Manager, Weapons & Munitions
- Brad Johnson, General Manager, Sporting
- Fraser Winskill, General Manager, New Zealand
- Rudi Bekker, General Manager, Engineering
- Owen Paulson, General Manager, Operations
- Ferdi Kluever, Director – Bids & Proposals
- Shane Huby, General Manager, Commercial
- Garth Jones, Chief Financial Officer
Changes include Mick Ahern CSC moving to general manager of weapons and munitions from NIOA’s Lethality Program Director, with Owen Paulson joining as general manager of operations.
“This is a 50-year-old, family-owned business that has been built on foundations of hard work, trust and delivering outstanding results for our customers and partners,” NIOA’s new chief executive officer for Austrlaian and New Zealand Ben James said.
“The leadership team we have assembled across NIOA Australia and New Zealand possesses the knowledge, capacity and expertise to continue to deliver the world-class service and support for which NIOA is known.
“It will be important that we look for synergies across the NIOA Group to ensure we are best harnessing resources and capacity to serve our domestic and international markets.
“I want to double down on our efforts to deliver world class support to our sporting, defence and law enforcement customers.”
NIOA is currently undertaking the first tranche of the Australian Army’s LAND 159 Lethality System Program, designed to modernise the ADF’s weapons system.