Leading Australian manufacturer, AME Systems (Vic) have appointed Mr Dean Pinniger as their new General Manager.
Mr Pinniger has taken over the role from Mr Peter Carthew, owner of the business, who will focus on his role as Managing Director, and Chairman of the AME Systems (Vic) Board of Directors.
Mr Pinniger has been a senior member of the Management Team for an extended period and brings to the position extensive experience in the industry. Commencing with the organisation in 1987 he has worked across a number of roles including Engineering, Quality and ten years as Production Manager.
More recently in his role as the Manager of Business Improvement and Support, Mr Pinniger has been responsible for Continuous Improvement, Technical Training, People and Culture and IT Systems.
Other than a short hiatus working away from Ararat from 2007 to 2010 as the Operations Manager for Dunstan Farmers Engineering in Kerang, Mr Pinniger and his family very much call Ararat home.
AME Systems (Vic) has been in operation for over 30 years in Ararat, employs on average 300 people from across the region and the current turnover is in excess of $30 million.
Over the past twelve months the business has implemented a strategic review to take a closer look at what it currently does, how effective they are meeting the changing needs of their customers, and importantly to position themselves as a capable, reliable and sustainable business. A realigned management structure was put into place as part of the review with Mr Pinniger a member of the Executive Team.
On his appointment Mr Pinniger said: “As a local who began work as a trainee at AME Systems (Vic) predecessors, CTA and Packard – CTA, and continued on as part of the AME Systems (Vic) journey I feel humble and extremely honoured to have this opportunity to lead a strong management group and team committed to positioning AME Systems (Vic) as a major employer in the region.
Today we work very much in a global industry where there is strong competition and threats from both local and overseas manufacturers, as well as cost reduction requests from our customers.
In what has become such a competitive sector it is my intention to lead the business in a way that seeks input and improvements from all staff to build on what is already a world class organisation. Together with the Executive and Leadership Team we need to ensure we have alignment and measures in place to monitor, maintain and indeed grow the business.
AME Systems (Vic) is a key contributor to the region and it is our want and intention for this to continue. I look forward to the challenges in supporting my peers to achieve this in the future.”