Andy Sheppard Appointed Executive General Manager of Minetec

  Andy Sheppard Appointed Executive General Manager of Minetec

Business Wire

NEWTON & WILLETTON, Australia -- August 14, 2013

Codan Limited (ASX-CDA) has announced that Andrew (Andy) Sheppard has been
appointed executive general manager of Minetec, headquartered in Perth,
Western Australia. Previously, Andy served for five years as vice president
and general manager at Codan US, Inc. Minetec develops products that improve
safety and productivity in underground and surface mining operations. 
Minetec’s core product lines include collision avoidance and proximity
detection; Ethernet-over-Leaky Feeder (ELF) infrastructure; vehicle and
personnel position reporting and tracking; mine management and control (MMC),
and communications trailer systems.

Andy Sheppard Appointed Executive General Manager of Minetec (Photo: Business

Andy Sheppard Appointed Executive General Manager of Minetec (Photo: Business

“Andy has an outstanding record of change management,” said Mr. Donald McGurk,
chief executive officer, Codan Limited. “Building on his extensive network of
industry and government contacts, Andy has made an exceptional contribution to
Codan by developing new business within North America, Europe, the Middle
East, and Central Asia to a ground-breaking level. Andy also impacted Codan’s
global United Nations business by introducing new communications systems and
radio products geared toward humanitarian needs. I am delighted that Andy now
brings his considerable expertise in strategic planning, marketing, sales and
systems engineering to further enhance Minetec’s communications business
within the global mining industry.”

“Minetec employs an outstanding team of visionaries, engineers and mining
professionals,” said Mr. Sheppard. “I am honored to have been selected to lead
the company’s growth into new pursuits. Developing products that contribute to
the safety and productivity of mining operations is an important venture
worldwide and I am certain that Minetec will have a significant impact in this

Prior to Codan, Andy held sales, marketing and engineering positions at Harris
Corporation, L-3 Communications and McDowell Research. Andy also spent twenty
years as a Communications Officer in the British Army, serving worldwide in a
number of operational theatres. Andy is a Chartered Engineer and holds
advanced degrees in Telecomms Systems Engineering and Communications Systems

About Minetec

Minetec Pty Ltd, (Willetton, Western Australia), is part of the Codan Group of
companies. Founded in 2000, Minetec quickly established itself as a service
partner to the mining industry, and has grown rapidly into a trusted
technology provider delivering safety and productivity-based products to serve
the critical needs and requirements of underground and surface mining
operations. An acknowledged leader in hard-rock underground mining, Minetec
has expanded this expertise to address the needs of aboveground, open cut
mining. Minetec supports products through integrated project engineering,
delivery and life cycle services and maintenance. Minetec’s products are
manufactured at Codan’s state-of-the-art facilities in Australia and Malaysia.
Maintenance, training and technical support is provided from Australia, the UK
and the US, as well as from its worldwide-accredited service centre network.

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Susan Sheppard
Marketing and Communications Consultant
Andy Sheppard, +61 419 099 497
Executive General Manager
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