The Austrian traffic technology group, SWARCO AG, has announced a series of new appointments following the acquisition of the APT Group of Companies in 2014.
As part of a restructuring of the business, SWARCO has created a new Parking and E-mobility division comprising APT SkiData, Veri-park, Evolt and APT Security Systems. The new division is to be led by Sean Dunstan, the former Managing Director of APT SkiData. He now assumes a much wider group role.
Sean’s place as Managing Director of APT SkiData is taken by Peter Brown who joined recently from Securitas where he was Head of Regional Technical Directors. Pete, who graduated from Nottingham with a BA in Business Studies, started his career in the retail industry in 1993, moving into the security sector with Stanley Security Solutions in 2005. He held a number of senior positions within Stanley, before joining Securitas in 2014.
SWARCO TRAFFIC LTD, the SWARCO subsidiary in the UK, is being expanded to include the SignPost Solutions business to create a new Traffic Management and Control division based in Richmond, Yorkshire. This new division is led by Managing Director Jeremy Cowling.
SWARCO purchased 100% of the shares of the APT Group in May 2014. The two businesses have previously worked successfully together on a number of projects and proven the concept and the advantages of a combined offer to the market.
The restructure and new appointments are part of a previously announced strategy for SWARCO to strengthen its parking and electro-mobility businesses which it says is a key investment focus.
It also follows the retirement of Dermot Murphy, Chief Executive of the APT Group of Companies, after almost 28 years with the business. Dermot will retain a role within the group as non-exec Director.