Aggreko, the global leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control, has appointed Rod Saffy to Area General Manager for Aggreko Australia-Pacific. Rod will be taking charge of the company’s Western Australia operations.
The Aggreko business in Western Australia has paralleled the growth of its customers in the mining and oil and gas industries over the last few years. In 2013, the Perth hub has undergone significant improvements in order to better cater to both Perth-based and regional Western Australian customers. Rod, who will be based in Perth, is tasked with ensuring Aggreko is well positioned to cater to these customers’ on-going needs.
“We’re delighted to have Rod on board. He has significant experience in the energy industry in Western Australia and brings a fresh perspective to the local business,” said George Whyte, Managing Director, Aggreko Australia-Pacific. “We’ll be looking for the region to thrive under his leadership.”
With core skills in business management and sales combined with his leadership experience, Rod will add immediate value to Aggreko throughout the region, along with the on-going development of Aggreko’s power and particularly temperature control offerings to key customer segments in mining, oil and gas, utilities, major events and industrial construction.
Rod worked as a Regional Manager for Ativo Maintenance and Project Services in Perth and more recently as a Sales Manager for General Electric Power Generation Services. There he worked with some of the largest energy companies in Australia. Rod studied Mechanical Engineering in Cape Town South Africa and holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick in England.