Senior appointment signals strong focus on surface mining

Ken Smith - Vermeer Australia
Ken Smith, National Accounts & Projects Manager, Vermeer Australia

Vermeer Australia has announced Ken Smith, currently Vermeer Australia’s National Accounts and Projects Manager, will now be responsible for all surface miner sales, while managing the sale and rental of WEI drill rigs, recyclers and mud pumps.

Ken has been working for Vermeer Australia since 2015 and has a strong background working in oil and gas drilling. His new role will see him focusing on Vermeer’s surface mining opportunities in mining and civil construction projects, such as tunnels, road widening, sub-divisions, and specific projects with hard rock excavation.

Jeff Lawson, General Manager – Sales for Vermeer Australia says Ken has a wealth of knowledge in large infrastructure, civil, renewable and mining sectors which will work well with his new responsibilities.

“Ken’s appointment signifies Vermeer Australia and RDO Equipment’s increasing presence and confidence in our core sectors, and the depth of expertise in supporting key customers. We also have a strong focus on fostering career development and internal opportunities at Vermeer Australia, and Ken is a great example of this. We’re looking forward to Ken working across our growing customer base in these sectors,” Jeff said.