Local software and solutions provider, Micromine, has moved its COO, Kevin Fitzpatrick, into the company’s CEO role.
Fitzpatrick has been with Micromine since 2008, where he filled the CFO role before being promoted to the COO position in 2010 following the company’s restructure.
According to Fitzpatrick, he expects his stints as CFO and COO at Micromine adequately preparing him for the challenges of the CEO role.
“My appointment seems like a logical progression, both for me and the company,” he said.
“I believe in the company, its values and the quality of its solutions, which are all core requirements in my decision to accept this role as CEO.”
The appointment is big news for Micromine, as Fitzpatrick says that the company has been without a CEO for a number of years.
“In the interim, our managing director, Graeme Tuder, has been taking on the role of CEO,” he said.
Under Tuder, Micromine has expanded and now has offices in 20 of the world’s major mineral producing capitals, with the company eying further expansions.
“Our presence in South America as well as Africa and Europe seems to be growing at a rapid rate,” Fitzpatrick said.
When asked what he will do with the company going forward, Fitzpatrick says that there are “many things” he has planned for Micromine, designed to make it a leader in mining and exploration software on a global scale.
“My plans are to help facilitate this growth and provide the leadership and management that will help take Micromine to the next level,” he said.
Fitzpatrick said Micromine is growing and expanding geographically, and he intends to continue this growth, however at a slower pace.
For one, the plan is to consolidate Micromine’s existing offices to further focus on its exploration and mining solutions.
“Over 25 per cent of our software revenue goes back into our research and development program, thereby ensuring our solutions remain at the forefront of the industry,” Fitzpatrick said.
“Our aim is to retain our reputation in the market as a trusted supplier to the mining and exploration industry.”
All in all, Fitzpatrick says that the company’s clients will remain the focus of the business, and the goal to simplify their work and increase efficiencies will remain the same.
Prior to joining Micromine, Fitzpatrick was CFO and company secretary for four years at Calibre Global.