Woodside exec named new WesTrac boss

Seven Group Holdings has announced it is appointing a new chief executive for its subsidiary WesTrac Australia.

Currently Chairman of Woodside Energy, Jarvas Croome will head up WesTrac from April 2014.

Seven Group managing director and chief executive Don Voelte said Croome’s practical experience developing and managing people in the resources and technology industry stacks up.

“Having worked with him before, I know he has a terrific grasp of technical and production aspects of the sectors in which we operate and that couples with outstanding commercial and management capabilities,” Veolte said.

Croome replaces WesTrac boss Jim Walker who left the company in August after serving 13 years in the top job.

Earlier this month Australian Mining reported Seven Group would be axing over 600 jobsbecause of the mining investment slow down.

In June WesTrac, one of the biggest authorised Caterpillar distributors in the world announced it would be cutting 350 jobs as a result of weaker demand from the resources sector.