June 14, 2011
Mike Aspinwall Appointed Chief Operating Officer for Explorer Software
Vancouver, BC - Explorer Software Group, a leading provider of software solutions for the construction industry worldwide, announced that it has appointed Mike Aspinwall as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Aspinwall will oversee worldwide operations for the company, including its European, North American, and Australian divisions.
Aspinwall’s background is in the design and development of business application software and he has over 25 years of experience in the Construction Software Industry. During that time, he has served as the Development Director for RedSkyIT, the largest construction software solution provider in the United Kingdom. When Explorer acquired RedSky in 2007, Aspinwall was appointed the Managing Director and since then he has enjoyed success at the helm, overseeing operations in both the United Kingdom and the Middle East. "This is an exciting new challenge for me and I am looking forward to enabling our global businesses to work more closely together, sharing and building upon the great products and innovations from each of our regions" explains Aspinwall.
"Mike understands construction and with his expertise and experience, I am confident that he will be instrumental in our continued growth and success," says Jim McFarlane, President & CEO of Explorer Software Group. In his new role, Aspinwall will work in close collaboration with Explorer's Senior Management team to create new business opportunities, harness synergies across products, and find new ways to deliver value to Explorer’s clients worldwide.
Craig Norford has been appointed Deputy Managing Director for RedSky. Previously the Finance & Commercial Director for RedSky, Norford has over 18 years of experience in managing the financial operations of various IT and financial services organizations and is a natural choice for the job.
About Explorer Software Group:Explorer Software Group is the leading provider of software solutions for the construction industry worldwide offering a broad range of solutions for small, mid-sized and large enterprises. Explorer's construction accounting solutions offer rich functionality, a highly flexible application platform, a full application suite and best-in-class customization abilities. The software and services are designed to produce meaningful increases in revenues and margins to contractors.