Western Australia's SpectrumData has appointed its first general manager to cope with increased regional growth in its data recovery business.
New recruit, David Veale, said it had experienced strong take-up in the mining and resources sector, and was now finalising plans to expand into Indonesia and New Zealand.
The Jakarta office opens later this month, with a site in Wellington launching in January.
He claimed company growth was being driven by increased interest in data migration from tape-based formats and data recovery in the business sector.
Veale said his job would be to free up other senior managers, such as CEO, Guy Holmes, so they could go out on the road. Newly-arrived from the UK, he said his background didn't include IT roles, but felt he still had the skills to succeed in the West.
"My background is in manufacturing - I'm not an IT guy at all - but I've had different roles over the past 10 years, such as growing a whole facility from prototypes through to full production," he said. "I'm quite used to tackling the growing pains of a business and things that are relevant to what's happening here."
SpectrumData opened what it claimed was the first internationally certified data recovery clean room in June.