New man­ager for steel in­dus­try body

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

Steel Con­struc­tion New Zealand (SCNZ) has ap­pointed Dar­ren O’Ri­ley as its new Man­ager, based in the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Auck­land of­fice. O’Ri­ley’s knowl­edge and ex­per­tise are a strong fit for SCNZ as the or­gan­i­sa­tion moves for­ward. He has 28 years of sales and mar­ket­ing, and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment ex­pe­ri­ence, gained largely in the build­ing and con­struc­tion in­dus­try. He joins SCNZ from Fletcher Alu­minium, a di­vi­sion of Fletcher Build­ing, where he was for 16 years. Prior to that O’Ri­ley held po­si­tions at BHP New Zealand Steel, Solid En­ergy, Mar­ley NZ and Plyco Doors. He has also just ended his time on the board of in­dus­try or­gan­i­sa­tion the Win­dow As­so­ci­a­tion NZ where he served for 12 years, seven as Chair­man.

O’Ri­ley says: “I’m de­lighted to be join­ing such a pro­gres­sive in­dus­try. In the last decade, New Zealand’s struc­tural steel sec­tor has in­vested sig­nif­i­cantly in peo­ple, equip­ment and tech­nol­ogy to boost ca­pac­ity, qual­ity and ef­fi­ciency. It has proac­tively in­tro­duced Steel Fabri­ca­tor Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, an in­dus­try-led qual­ity ini­tia­tive to set it­self apart from off­shore sup­pli­ers.

“The present cli­mate pre­sents both chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties. I’m look­ing for­ward to sup­port­ing the in­dus­try on the next phase of its jour­ney as it con­tin­ues to grow and de­velop.” O’Ri­ley re­places Alis­tair Fus­sell, who is step­ping down from the role after 11 years. Fus­sell plans to es­tab­lish a struc­tural en­gi­neer­ing con­sul­tancy and will con­tinue his as­so­ci­a­tion with SCNZ on a con­tract ba­sis.

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