Celebrating 41 years at AE Smith Peter Staedler says “goodbye”

One of AE Smith’s longest serving employees, Peter Staedler has announced his departure after 41 years of service with the company

25 Oct 2012
 

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We’ve been working out a succession plan for a while now with Andrew Permezel and Doug Smith and the time is right to close one chapter and open another in my life to pursue personal endeavours

“I’m not really wanting to call it retirement as I still have a lot to give the industry,” says Peter, who will complete his final year as AMCA President for the Victorian Branch.

“We’ve been working out a succession plan for a while now with Andrew Permezel and Doug Smith and the time is right to close one chapter and open another in my life to pursue personal endeavours,” adds Peter.

Swiss born and trained, Peter first joined AE Smith in 1971 as a qualified mechanical draftsman, before becoming a project manager in 1982, he was appointed the Victorian Construction Manager in 1992 and then General Manager in 2001.

“AE Smith’s been a great place of employment and I have many fond memories and developed many great relationships.”

AE Smith’s CEO, Andrew Permezel says Peter Staedler has been a great contributor to the company and the industry:

“Peter is someone both AE Smith and the broader industry hold in high esteem,” comments Andrew.

“Together with Peter we’ve been mapping out how to best handle his imminent departure and with Doug Smith now taking over the reins, we’re confident we can continue to provide the steady leadership for the Victorian construction division,” adds Andrew.

Peter says “goodbye” on November 16.

“I hope you’ll join with me in wishing Peter all the best and thanking him for his wonderful contribution to a host of projects and our industry, not to mention his many ‘Swissy’ stories and anecdotes over the years! Thank you Peter and good luck.” says Andrew.