Mr. Fagan is Chief Executive Officer of Vesta Partners. He leads the development and implementation of the Company’s global strategic plans and focuses on maximizing revenues and profitability. Leveraging over a decade in EAM system implementations across many industry verticals, he has been able to staff, direct and deliver on Vesta’s largest projects without fail. Noel has delivered unique solutions in daily, weekly and outage scheduling using a combination of SAP Project System and Plant Maintenance Modules. He also makes use of more than a decade as a Naval Officer in diverse areas of maintenance management practices, shipyard overhauls and supply chain logistics to motivate project members and drive engagements. Previous to his current position, Noel held responsibility over the Transportation and Linear Assets Program at Vesta, where he worked directly with industry leaders in North America to propose functionality and has participated in several forums and testing opportunities with SAP’s Industry Business Unit (IBU) supporting linear functionality.
Jeremy Burgin has global responsibility for the Finance, Risk, IT and Administrative functions. As a member of global management, he plays a key role in the formulation of business strategy. Prior to joining Rizing, Jeremy was the Global Finance Director for GMC Global, a mining and IT services firm. As a member of the global leadership team he planned and directed finance & administration, and played a leading role growing the firm to 140 personnel across operations in Asia, Africa, North and South America. Jeremy has experience in guiding firms successfully through high-growth opportunities in developing markets both organically and through acquisitions. He has also held roles with the National Australia Bank and with professional & IT services firms. Jeremy received a Masters in Finance from Macquarie University.
Crawford Owens is focused on the Energy and Utilities Practice. Crawford’s responsibilities include supporting global sales initiatives and maintaining strategic industry focus for Vesta consulting and development activities. Prior to joining Rizing EAM, formerly Vesta, he was the Director of Technology Deployment for Electric Operations Organization at Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E). Before PG&E, Crawford served in various capacities including Project Manager Information Technology, Manager Distribution Design & Engineering as well as Sr. Manager of Gas and Electric Operations at E. ON-US, a specialized energy solutions company. He has a Masters in Information Systems/Decision Sciences and an MBA. He has served as a professor of Project Management for Information Technology at Bellarmine University and holds various certifications in IT Project Management and Systems Design. Crawford is frequently featured at various institutions around the world as a guest lecturer on the topics of Project Management, Information Technology and Systems Design.
Philip Vallie is responsible for leading the growth of Rizing EAM products and services within the North America market. In addition, he manages all Operational and Business Development aspects. Philip has spent his entire career in the professional services business, working for customers in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Rizing, he was an EAM consultant for GenesisSolutions and an Information Analyst for Electronic Data Systems. He is committed to safeguarding Vesta’s reputation of delivery excellence by staffing projects with knowledgeable, qualified and dedicated professionals who will ensure customer objectives are achieved. Philip has a BS in Environmental Engineering from the US Air Force Academy and is SAP certified in Plant Maintenance.
Peter Dunford is responsible for growing the presence of Rizing EAM's products and services throughout the Asia Pacific markets. Peter is a management professional with a strong people focus developed through 23 years experience in BHP Billiton and supplemented with 10 years consulting internationally as part of ERP, Asset Management, Organisational Development and IT focused companies. He has proven abilities in implementing change and driving business outcomes through leadership of people and teams in industrial and corporate environments. This includes Program Director and Project Management roles in large scale ERP Implementations as well as leading significant business change programs involving ERP Systems, particularly SAP. Throughout his career, Peter has worked/consulted globally and has chaired and spoken at numerous Asset Management, Maintenance and SAP conferences over the last 15 years. He is a driving force to help organisations achieve their vision for Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance.
Dr. Achim Krüger is the President of Vesta EMEA, overseeing business development and identifying new business opportunities in the European market. Dr. Krüger started his career as an officer with the German Air Force. He held several positions in the areas of maintenance of helicopters and transport aircraft as well as systems engineering, before he worked in higher commands as a logistics general staff officer. Prior to Vesta, Dr. Krüger first served as a consultant for SAP before establishing the SAP for Defense & Security industry portfolio at SAP AG. After several other duties in Solution Management and Development Dr. Krüger became the Vice President for SAP’s solutions for the line of business Asset Management (which comprises EAM as well as EH&S). Dr. Krüger obtained a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of the Federal Armed Forces at Munich as well as a degree in economics from the University of Hagen. For his thesis on the fatigue life behavior of metallic materials he was awarded a doctorate in engineering.
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