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Aurecon appoints new manufacturing director

Tim Plenderleith, Global Market Director – Manufacturing

Tim Plenderleith, Global Market Director – Manufacturing

06 August 2015 - Aurecon has appointed Tim Plenderleith as global market director to lead its manufacturing business.

Tim Plenderleith takes over the role from John McGuire, following McGuire’s appointment as Chief Innovation Officer.

Reporting directly to Aurecon Managing Director, Energy and Resources, Glenn Hooper, Plenderleith will focus on the development and achievement of Aurecon’s overall business plans in manufacturing.

“Plenderleith’s strong consulting and management skills, and sound understanding of the industrial business segment, will help him lead the strategic growth of the manufacturing business globally,” Hooper said.

Plenderleith joined Aurecon in February 2000 as a structural engineer. He went on to lead a number of projects before progressing to the role of Resources and Manufacturing Services Leader in 2011.

In 2013, Plenderleith was appointed Industry Leader - Manufacturing (ANZ), where he was responsible for consulting and leading the development and delivery of projects for manufacturing clients.

With almost 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa, Plenderleith is involved in consulting with clients on matters of business strategy and development, supply chain improvement and project design and delivery strategy.

Major projects Plenderleith has worked on include:

  • world first paper technology for Kimberly-Clark Australia;
  • high technology engine plant for General Motors Holden;
  • optimisation and expansion projects in the coal and iron ore resource industries;
  • cement plant expansion for Holcim Cement;
  • supply chain and logistics automation for dairy and beverage multinationals, including Fonterra and Coca-Cola Amatil;
  • upgrade and rectification projects for Nestle;
  • business transformation project for SPC Ardmona;
  • masterplanning and business expansion projects for global brewing companies, including Diageo and SABMiller.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for me to lead the continuation of Aurecon’s manufacturing journey. I am looking forward to working with the whole team to ensure our clients are getting maximum benefit from our global, deep, award-winning experience so that together with our clients we transform manufacturing and transform lives,” Plenderleith said.  

Hooper added, “It is important to acknowledge John McGuire’s significant contribution to the growth of Aurecon’s manufacturing business. McGuire will still be a vital part of Aurecon moving into the role of Chief Innovation Officer where his focus will be on driving the change to embed a global culture of innovation within Aurecon.”  

About Aurecon’s manufacturing business

Aurecon’s manufacturing business delivers business advisory consulting, project delivery, and operations and maintenance support services to Aurecon’s clients in the manufacturing industry.

Aurecon works with clients across a range of manufacturing industries with particular emphasis on the knowledge intense and technology rich environments including advanced manufacturing, food and beverage and pharmaceuticals.

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