Heffernan joins Fairview as new COO as hiring boom continues
Fairview Architectural’s flood of new hires continues with the announcement that Peta Heffernan has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Peta has extensive experience in operations and commercial functions within manufacturing and distribution organisations and held the position of Commercial Manager at Borg Manufacturing (ex-Carter Holt Harvey) for the last 6 years.
During her time at Carter Holt Harvey, Peta implemented operational disciplines designed to maximize supply-chain and manufacturing efficiencies. As COO of Fairview Architectural, Peta will help to drive operational performance to ensure Fairview retains its place as a leading manufacturer of safe and aesthetically pleasing façade products for the construction industry. Peta will report directly to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Andrew Gillies.
“We are delighted that Peta and her vast operational experience are now available to help Fairview retain and extend its market position by applying operational disciplines that will allow us to scale our operations effectively,” said Andrew Gillies.
Peta joins Fairview at a time of unprecedented growth as well as at a time when the cladding industry is under immense scrutiny due to the misuse of non-combustible cladding within the industry that has led to governmental and legislative changes including bans on certain products.
“I believe that Fairview enjoys a strong foundation to build momentum for growth,” said Peta. “The products are industry-leading, the team are outstanding, and the customer base includes top contractors up and down the east coast of Australia. This is a terrific opportunity to support Fairview’s drive for operational excellence across the Company.”
Peta’s appointment comes just weeks after announcements regarding the recent hires of industry experts, Sandy McPherson and Hilary Flynn as well as the opening of new offices in Melbourne and Queensland. The Company are also standing out as an industry educator with the introduction of their SafeClad industry training programs that aim to provide knowledge-based training for architects, builders, installers and other industry professionals on cladding compliancy.