TTG Company, Simoco Appoints General Manager for
Global mobile radio specialist boosts management team to drive next growth phase
07 January 2014 – TTG company, Simoco Group has announced a senior staff appointment as part of its ambitious plans to drive international growth in the radio communications sector. Robert Meachem joins as the new General Manager for Simoco Australasia.
Simoco Australasia has earned a reputation in the radio communications industry for exceeding expectations by ensuring quality, innovation, performance and service. Robert will build on its position in supporting the next growth phase and investment in developing a strong and effective network for delivering mobile radio solutions around the world.
“My new role presents a real challenge in improving the way we operate in Australasia,” said Robert Meachem, General Manager at Simoco Australasia. “I place significant value in developing people and seeing them succeed in business, which is why my leadership style will primarily focus on creating a high performing team culture. Creating a strategy will be paramount to our success so my first job will involve visiting all regional branches to meet key staff, customers and channel partners.”
Robert brings a wealth of experience in growing B2B businesses within technology and distribution sectors. He has been a senior executive at group general manager level with hands-on experience in national technology businesses across the commercial, enterprise and government sectors with 50 to 200+ people of $40m to $120m. He has held various positions within Hills Holdings Ltd, Pacific Communications and Direct Alarm Supplies over the last 14 years.
Mike Norfield, CEO at TTG, said: “Robert demonstrated a clear passion for enabling people to develop using short and long-term goal setting, and how leading by example can create a winning team culture. His technical background in electronics, quality industry connections and strong knowledge in IT technologies will undoubtedly help to drive Simoco’s growth.”
Simoco Australasia now incorporates product servicing, rentals, systems engineering, system integration, installation, site management and maintenance, spare parts and project consultation and project management under the one roof.
One of its most recent projects involved the supply of a Simoco Radio terminal and infrastructure solution to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) where it is now being used by the federal police, embassy staff and personnel at over 50 embassies worldwide.
About Simoco Group
Connections count, and with a history of over 70 years of radio engineering excellence, Simoco combines innovation in 2 way radio design with extensive experience of delivering systems that connect people when it really matters.
As part of the Team Telecom Group of companies, we use our expertise in trusted standards such as Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), P25 and Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) to provide integrated communications solutions which support the operational needs of utilities companies, airports, oil and gas pipelines, government organisations and emergency services around the world.
As we develop digital radio systems and IP communications at the leading edge of current technology, we maintain our focus on customer needs. Whether for day-to-day operations or for crisis situations which demand a rapid and accurate response, our solutions are built around how people work best. When it really counts, the best systems are simply there, allowing people to connect, and at Simoco we never forget it’s the connection that counts.
Simoco is headquartered in Derby in the UK, and has four regional businesses: Simoco EMEA, Simoco Americas, Simoco Asia Pacific and Simoco Australasia headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.