simPRO has appointed a new General Manager to oversee its New Zealand growth strategy.

Ricky Sevta, who most recently worked as Business Manager for VAE Group, will officially take up the General Manager role in July.

Current New Zealand General Manager Richard Pratley has taken up the role of Managing Director with simPRO in the United Kingdom.

Ricky has spent several years working in New Zealand’s business sector, with a background in business strategy and management in New Zealand’s electrical, HVAC and building services industries.

simPRO Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Sean Diljore said Ricky was a clear choice for the role and will be more than capable of maintaining simPRO’s success in New Zealand.

“Ricky has also held positions within Schneider Electric which allowed him to work closely with Richard,” he said. “His existing relationship with simPRO and his proven experience in leading and managing diverse teams will certainly help deliver positive outcomes for the company.

“This appointment is in the best interest for simPRO. By redistributing valuable knowledge and experience and bringing on fresh talent, we’ll ensure that all of our customers across the world are taken care of by the best minds in the industry,” he said.

After making way for Ricky’s appointment, Richard will take up his new position as simPRO’s Managing Director in the UK in August.

Richard’s move and proven experience in bringing businesses to their next level is parallel to the progression and growth of simPRO in the UK.

“simPRO takes care of more than 4,000 businesses and more than 100,000 individual users around the world. With those numbers growing every year we are grateful we have such a strong team. Since 2016, Richard oversaw simPRO’s successful growth and major expansion of simPRO in New Zealand,” Sean said.

“With his proven leadership, strong knowledge of simPRO and the local trade services industry, we were excited that he accepted the opportunity to lead the company's next phase of growth in the United Kingdom.”