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SciDev continues to strengthen its team during growth phase

Published Oct 25, 2019

What happened?

New Senior Hires

SciDev has made two senior hires to support the company’s growth and business development activities. This is in addition to the team which was acquired through the recent acquisition of ProSol Australia, which includes ProSol Australia Director Ben Gill and Technical Account Manager Terry McHugh.

New Chief Operating Officer: Dale Barron

Dale brings to SciDev 25 years’ experience in the mining, water treatment, construction and oil sectors having first worked for Allied Colloids, then Ciba, BASF and most recently Clariant. Dale has held various roles in sales, marketing and general management, based in Indonesia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia. His last role was Country Head Australia and New Zealand, and Head of Mining Asia for Clariant. Dale will use this experience and strong customer focus to support the growth of the SciDev business.

New Engineering Product Manager: Thomas Rivett

Thomas is an experienced engineer, having started his career with Rio Tinto North Parkes, becoming Metallurgy Superintendent before moving to Outotec as Head of Technical Support and Thickener Services and later he held the position of Process Engineer at Weir. Most recently, Thomas worked for CleanTeq as a senior metallurgist in Parkes NSW. Thomas will be focused on further developing the OptiFlox® system for use in other new customer sites and new industries.

Managing Director's summary

Lewis Utting Managing Director of Scidev Ltd has provided a statement.
Lewis Utting
Lewis Utting
Managing Director, Scidev Ltd

“As the company grows it’s critical that we continue to build the SciDev team with experienced industry people. I’ve worked with Dale in the past during my time at BASF and Thomas has a strong reputation in the industry. Both Dale and Thomas bring significant experience to SciDev which will provide high quality operational leadership and technical skills. This now positions SciDev well to further support our existing customer base and execute technical and commercial evaluations in major markets. I would like to welcome both Dale and Thomas to the team.”

Analysts thoughts

SmallCapInsider from Mawson Graham provides perspective on this recent announcement.
Written by SmallCapInsider
Published Oct 25, 2019

One of the most significant risks companies have when they grow is the acquisition of the talent necessary to continue scaling their activities and revenues. SciDev are clearly addressing this risk by not only bringing on Mr. Dale Barron and Mr. Thomas Rivett as per this announcement but also by bringing on the ProSol Australia team which was acquired as part of SciDev's acquisition of that company. The fact that Mr. Barron has worked with SciDev CEO Mr. Lewis Utting during their time together at major chemical company BASF increases the likelihood that Mr. Barron will be able to perform to expectation in this new role as the company's Chief Operating Officer.

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