Verton appoints new CEO
By Niamh Marriott01 December 2021
Load orientation specialist Verton has appointed Tim Ekert as chief executive officer.
Although he has been in the role for some time as part of a structured succession plan, his position has now been formalised.
Ekert replaces Trevor Bourne, who will remain as a director and board member of Verton technologies.
Bourne said, “Over the past year, Tim’s contribution to the business has seen growth in our internal capability and global customer base. His knowledge and experience will drive the company’s growth and international expansion strategies.”
Ekert has a double degree in engineering (manufacturing systems) and business (marketing) from the Queensland University of Technology, and has held previous leadership and executive management roles at SmartCap Technologies, Austin Engineering and Principle Industries.
Ekert said, “I am very honoured and excited to be appointed as CEO of Verton. The company has a strong and established presence in Australia with continued growth in international markets, particularly the US and UK. Verton is well placed to disrupt the status quo. I am truly excited by the challenges and opportunities this presents.
“‘I look forward to working with the Board and the senior management team. It is an exciting time for Verton and to establish it as a globally dominant company with a range of elegant and innovative products.”
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