SolveIT Software Expands Senior Management Team

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SolveIT Software Pty Ltd, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for supply & demand optimisation and predictive modelling, announced today that it has expanded its senior management team in Australia.

SolveIT Software Pty Ltd, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for supply & demand optimisation and predictive modelling, announced today that it has expanded its senior management team in Australia.

Mr Simon O’Donnelly has taken on the role of Chief Operating Officer. Mr O’Donnelly was formerly the General Manager, Marketing & Operations for the Australian Industry Business at Schneider Electric. Mr O’Donnelly will be responsible for the integration process and will be reporting to SolveIT’s CEO Matthew Michalewicz.

Mr Yong The, formerly the MES National Business Development Manager at Schneider Electric, has taken on the role of Director, Strategic Innovation at SolveIT Software. Mr The is highly experienced in consultative MES sales and overall automation solutions to the mining & manufacturing industries.

Mr Greg Smith has taken on the corporate role of Subject Matter Expert, Supply Chain – Logistics. Mr Smith is an experienced supply chain and logistics executive with solid grounding across a wide variety of areas including marketing, engineering and IT. Mr Smith joins the team at SolveIT Software with a strong background within the Incitec/Orica group of companies, and more recently with Anglo Coal and Arrow Energy, which have directed supply chain performance to the forefront of industry practice.

Dr Philipp Rohlfshagen has been appointed as a Senior Scientist based in SolveIT Software’s head office in Adelaide. Dr Rohlfshagen joins the science team from the University of Essex (UK), where he was the Senior Research Officer. Prior to that, he was a Research Fellow for the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications. Dr Rohlfshagen has a PhD degree in Computer Science and a Master of Science degree in Natural Computation.

Mr David Sterling has been appointed Director, Strategic Development based in SolveIT Software’s Brisbane office. Mr Sterling is an experienced senior business executive with a broad base of skills acquired through increasingly senior roles in a variety of markets, business environments, and countries. For the last 6 years, he has been in global roles in the mining and mineral processing markets. He has also worked for Kodak Health Imaging, Intellection and more recently joins SolveIT Software from Schneider Electric.

About SolveIT Software
SolveIT Software Pty Ltd is an Australian company specialising in supply & demand optimisation and predictive modelling. With more than 150 employees across 5 offices, we offer enterprise software for advanced planning and scheduling, supply chain network optimisation, demand planning & forecasting and mine optimisation. Our mining software applications cover mining exploration management, mining logistics, and mine scheduling. Customers of SolveIT Software include Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Rio Tinto Simandou, Xstrata Coal, Xstrata Copper, Xstrata Zinc, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, BMA Coal, Fortescue Metals Group, Pacific National Coal, Crossland Resources, Viterra, Visy Industries, Pernod Ricard Pacific, Amcor, CBH Group, Incitec Pivot, ElectraNet, Fosters Group, PFD Food Services, Liquor Marketing Group, Hancock Prospecting, and the Australian Defense Science and Technology. SolveIT Software was acquired by Schneider Electric in September 2012.

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.

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