Andy Hill is Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder of the Oniqua group. Andy trained as a Mechanical Engineer and started his career as a Manufacturing Systems Engineer with Rolls-Royce Aerospace in the United Kingdom.
In 1990, Andy immigrated to Australia and helped to establish a consulting business specializing in the optimization of maintenance spares inventory. Through these consulting activities, Oniqua identified the need for an inventory management decision-support tool focused specifically on the types of inventories held by asset-intensive industries. Andy conducted extensive research and simulation regarding the types of statistical profiles exhibited by maintenance and production-driven inventories leading to the development of Oniqua’s inventory optimization tool, which is currently used by many of the world’s largest asset-based companies to optimize over $5 billion of maintenance spares inventories.
Andy has provided consulting services to dozens of organizations in Australia, Asia, South Africa, Latin America and North America and has led the Oniqua group to become a world leader in maintenance, inventory and procurement analytics with a vision of helping Oniqua’s customers to drive asset performance.
Chris Wright – Co-Founder & President, Asia Pacific
Chris Wright is co-founder of Oniqua Enterprise Analytics and serves as President – APAC. Chris has degrees in Computer Science and Business from Rhodes University and holds a Certified Developer of Enterprise (CDE) qualification.
Chris has worked with large mining and utilities customers, delivering Oniqua solutions in Australia, USA, Southern Africa, Chile, Brazil, UK, Indonesia and PNG. Prior to Oniqua, Chris worked for Data General Distributors in Africa, and then in Enterprise Asset Management IT space in Australia.
As President, APAC, Chris has management responsibility for APAC and other regions outside of the Americas, including Africa. He is focused on growing the business, looking after customers and serving as project sponsor on global rollouts of Oniqua Analytics Solution for large, enterprise customers.
Chris is a Member of the Australian Computer Society (MACS) and a Member of the Software Queensland industry association.
Peter Jacob – Chief Financial Officer
Peter Jacob’s career started in the Chartered Accounting arena, where he completed his Professional Year. A graduate of Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting, he has worked in the following sectors: accounting services, road and building construction, manufacturing, high-end fashion, agribusiness, various services and IT. Having held a number of CFO and VP roles, in various large multinational entities, Peter brings a wealth of experience to the company from working, living and/or traveling to most areas in Asia.
Peter specializes in process improvement, business and finance process transformation, ERP rollouts, budgets, cash flow, management accounts and statutory accounts and team development and coaching. Peter excels in the delivery of cost reductions via streamlined processes and more efficient teams.
Peter now calls the Gold Coast home.
Lindsay Clarke – President, Americas
Lindsay Clarke is a seasoned veteran with over 17 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development for technology and mining companies. Lindsay’s expertise in international sales and marketing has resulted in strong growth for Oniqua’s North American operations as he understands the unique challenges that asset-intensive industries like mining and oil and gas face.
Prior to joining Oniqua in 2005, Lindsay worked for Oracle Inc., where he was a consultant for the Enterprise Asset Management unit, and also for Mincom, where he served as the vice president and practice manager of mining for the Americas. Lindsay studied Economics and Commerce at Newcastle (New South Wales) University, and Banking Law and Practice at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Victoria). He holds the highest membership level (Chartered Member) with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
Steve Herrmann - Vice President, Global Marketing and Strategic Alliances
Steve Hermann has over 20 years of marketing experience in the hi-tech and enterprise software fields. As Vice President, Global Marketing and Strategic Alliances, Steve oversees all branding, channel development, lead generation and marketing communications functions across the Americas, EMEA, APAC and Australia.
Prior to his position at Oniqua, Steve was founder and managing partner of Herrmann Communications, a strategic marketing consulting firm specializing in emerging technology companies. Steve also served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Artemis International Solutions Corporation – a global enterprise project and portfolio management software solutions company.
Steve is a Member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), the Business Marketing Association (BMA), the Boulder Marketing Group (BMG) and bizMethics – a Mensa special interest group established to educate and promote ethics in business. Steve has spoken and taught on a wide range of marketing topics at a variety of technology-related events, user conferences and universities.
Carlos Fairgray – Vice President, Product Development
Carlos Fairgray manages all aspects of Product Development for Oniqua, including product roadmap and product management functions. With over 12 years of product development experience, his career has led him through all levels of Oniqua’s organization including software development, consulting, and leadership as an executive.
Carlos specializes in the management and delivery of product design and development in asset intensive industries using offline analytical processes, Enterprise Analytics and Business Intelligence. His vision is to deliver the highest level of product excellence and business performance through innovation, intelligence, discipline and commitment.
Carlos holds a Bachelor of Information Technology (with Distinction) from Queensland University of Technology and is a Certified Professional of the Australian Computer Society.
Steve Sotwick – Vice President of Business Development
Steve Sotwick has served as Oniqua’s Vice President of Business Development since April, 2009. In this role, Steve is responsible for Business Development activities throughout North America. Steve and the Oniqua team have enabled many Global 500 companies to significantly improve their asset performance by leveraging Oniqua Analytics Solution, the world’s leading analytics-based MRO technology for asset-intensive industries.
Steve’s professional background includes more than 25 years in business development and leadership positions with major Enterprise Resource Planning software providers. Steve’s passion for business development is largely driven by the opportunity to deliver quantifiable benefits to the clients and partners he works with.
Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
Andrew Williams - Vice President of Business Development - APAC
As Vice President of Business Development, Andrew is responsible for the development of Oniqua MRO Analytics’ strategic client and partner relationships in the Asia Pacific region.
This role introduces asset-intensive organizations to the unparalleled clarity and insight of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Analytics. MRO Analytics provides a decision-quality rigor that comprehensively addresses sustained asset performance through tighter control of the inbound supply chain.
With an education in Business Management, Andrew’s professional background has been focussed for over 20 years on operations technology, including the fields of resource/reserve planning, financial modelling and asset maintenance.
Through leadership roles in world leading services organisations, Andrew has enabled many natural resources companies to leverage technology to optimize business outcomes.
Cayce Rivers - Vice President, Value Delivery
Cayce Rivers has served as Oniqua’s Vice President, Value Delivery since January, 2013. In this role, Cayce is responsible for leading the Value Delivery team. He and his team work in close collaboration with Oniqua’s customers to ensure they maximize the value of Oniqua Analytics Solution for their companies.
Cayce’s professional background includes 10 years with Oniqua customer Newmont Mining Corporation, where he spearheaded many technology-enabled business improvement initiatives, including enterprise analytics and reporting, supply chain management, and supply chain enablement.
Cayce is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.