Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Mainpac Pty Ltd has created two new executive positions to support the imminent launch of its newest enterprise asset management (EAM) and asset intelligence software products.

Chris Vanderlaan is the manager of the company’s Engagement Division, responsible for all client services. He has a career spanning 25 years which includes solid experience in business process reengineering, project management and supply chain management.
With a degree in mechanical engineering he has undertaken major roles with Deloitte, Comalco Aluminium (Rio Tinto), ConnXion , Vodafone, MRO Software, and Alcoa.

Reporting to Mr. Vanderlaan, Neil Hawthorne is Mainpac’s Consulting Practice Lead. This is a position created to underpin the delivery of application processes and technology aligned with business processes as Mainpac targets the tier 1 and 2 EAM markets. His role includes consulting to Mainpac clients, membership of the company’s product management council and sales support responsibilities.

In a career of more than 30 years, Neil has specialised in the application of information technology as it applies to manufacturing, asset intensive and project oriented businesses. He joined Mainpac from Cincom Systems, prior to which he held a variety of positions with emerging and well established software organisations addressing the needs of small to large scale clients.

Both Chris and Neil are based in Mainpac’s Sydney office.

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Mainpac is an Australian-owned software development company now in its 27th year. Its software for Enterprise Asset Management and Asset Intelligence is installed at customer sites across Australia and in 22 international markets serving manufacturing, ports, mining and public sector users. The company’s software, based on the Microsoft .NET platform, meets the needs of all sizes of organisation and is supported by ancillary products that use data captured through maintenance activities to support other enterprise information systems for ERP, MRP, financial or project management functions. For more information visit or call 1300MAINPAC.
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