SolutionsPT announces three appointments to drive technical innovation


SolutionsPT has made three key appointments to drive strategic decision-making and innovation in the delivery of its industrial IT solutions.

Former System Architect Manager Dave Baskett has been promoted to the role of Technical Strategy Manager. He will provide strategic technical insight and direction to influence the application of existing and emerging technologies in the industrial marketplace.

A member of the SolutionsPT team for almost eight years, Dave has worked across all areas of the business, and will bring both his technical and management expertise to the role.

He will also continue to lead the Systems Architects team, whose pre-sales support has been boosted by the appointment of two new systems architects.

They are Deon Van Aardt, who has relocated across the globe after a 22-year career with Wonderware South Africa to join SolutionsPT – a move prompted by his wife’s love of the BBC show Escape to the Country!

Deon has vast experience from working across Wonderware SA in technical support and training. His broad technical and management expertise within the company encompassed solution architecting and project support. He was also responsible for technical content and presentations at events – a role he will continue with SolutionsPT.

Michael Forshaw also joins the team from a UK based global IT company and will bring 15 years of IT experience to his new post. 

Deon and Michael will work closely with the SolutionsPT sales team and system integrators to develop solutions which help customers improve operational efficiency and maximise security.

In addition to their technical expertise, their roles will include the presentation of ideas and concepts to customers.

Dave Baskett said: “Deon and Michael bring diverse but complementary skills to the Systems Architects team, which will consolidate our expertise in devising creative solutions that meet the challenges of an evolving industrial market.”

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