Bonnie Struthers Bonnie Struthers CREDIT: Shine Group
Richard Ertel Richard Ertel CREDIT: Shine Group

ARANZ Geo welcomes new appointments

Tuesday 19 February 2013, 2:49PM
By Shine Group

ARANZ Geo Limited, developer of 3D geological modelling software Leapfrog® for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries, has welcomed two new appointments.

Richard Ertel has been appointed as Operations Manager and Bonnie Struthers has been appointed as Key Accounts Manager at ARANZ Geo (AUS) Pty Ltd in Perth, Australia.

Shaun Maloney, Chief Executive, ARANZ Geo, says, “We’re very pleased to have appointed such great talent to the team as we continue to grow our international footprint at a very rapid rate.”

Richard Ertel brings to the role 14 years experience in software development and customer and supplier relationship management in New Zealand and the UK. Richard has a Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences from Auckland University of Technology.  He was most recently the UK Technical Manager/Solution Architect for TALKINGtech UK Ltd.

“My passion is delivering innovative industry leading solutions, so I’m excited to join ARANZ Geo as the company is a leader in its field,” says Mr Ertel.

Bonnie Struthers has a background in marketing communications, brand management, online marketing, business development, market research, and international business.  Bonnie has a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Japanese from the University of Canterbury.  She was most recently working in Online Marketing & Business Development at Rocket Languages.

Ms Struthers says, “It’s great to be part of a New Zealand headquartered company that has clients all around the world. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the company.”

The Leapfrog suite of products includes the flagship product Leapfrog Mining and the specialist solutions Leapfrog Hydro and Leapfrog Geothermal. For more information on the Leapfrog software suite, visit