Planned strategic growth for ProjectMax in 2015 sees the welcome appointment of two new directors.
Director and founding partner Steve Apeldoorn sees the appointments as a major coup. “Doug Troon and James Carmichael are both talented engineers with extensive experience across commercial and government sectors,” says Steve. “Doug’s experience has been around delivering infrastructure projects to local government. James has held regional executive and director roles in South East Asia where he oversaw vast infrastructure projects. We’re thrilled to have them on board,” remarks Steve.
Doug’s other current directorships include Counties Power and Brightwater Group Ltd. James is a director of Vector and the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust.
“Their knowledge and experience as professional engineers, plus their proven abilities in directorship governance, will lend well to that already of the existing board to help us grow strategically and sustainably in 2015.”
ProjectMax plans to strengthen its focus on assisting utilities improve their information, systems and processes to get the optimal performance from their assets and the right decision for their long term planning, both of which are becoming a major national issue. A recent LGNZ report highlighted that nationally approximately one quarter of potable, storm and waste water assets are more than 50 years old (their design life) and that 10-20 percent of the graded assets required renewal or were unserviceable. This raises utility’s need for a better understanding of their asset performance and condition which is critical to a utility for optimal strategic planning.