Dassault Systèmes has announced that three senior executives have been appointed to new roles at GEOVIA, formerly known as Gemcom Software prior to its acquisition in 2012. Andrew Pyne has assumed the newly created role of vice president mining. New appointments to Andrew Pyne’s team include Ben Farquharson as regional vice president Australia, and Simon Waghorn, who expands his responsibilities as regional vice president Asia.

“With this appointment Andrew will now oversee our mining business and bring Dassault Systèmes technologies proven to increase efficiency and productivity in other industries to mining,” says GEOVIA, Dassault Systèmes CEO Rick Moignard. “Andrew’s team will enable GEOVIA to implement truly transformational change across the mining industry.”

Andrew Pyne’s extensive career in mining spans more than two decades. A recognized strategic business leader, he is responsible for the growth of the mining business with GEOVIA. Transforming the way the mining industry works today in its application of technology, he is focused on increased productivity and efficiency to ensure sustainable mining and economic improvements. Andrew Pyne came to GEOVIA more than 16 years ago after a distinguished career with Dun & Bradstreet.

Ben Farquharson has more than 15 years of sales leadership, account management and business management experience in high-tech multinational organizations. As regional vice president Australia, he is responsible for leading a team of services and sales professionals who are dedicated to helping their customers achieve their mining objectives. Ben Farquharson was previously director of GEOVIA’s Stratified Mining Business Unit, and has also held senior positions with Telstra.

Simon Waghorn expands his responsibilities for GEOVIA’s Asia operations, which he has been involved with since joining GEOVIA in 2010. From the southern border of Russia to the northern border of Australia, Simon Waghorn and his team have been opening new markets for mining software, and increasing the role both it and mining services play in adding new value to mining operations in the region. Over his 25 year career, he has worked for global organizations including Ford Motor Company, Siemens AG, ERG and Lucas Varity.

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