Mark Nykiel has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Vinidex.
Vinidex is Australia’s leading manufacturer and supplier of pipe systems and solutions for the transportation of fluid, data and energy.
Part of the Aliaxis global group, Vinidex is recognised internationally as a leading supplier of pipe and fittings systems to the Plumbing, Civil, Mining, Irrigation, Gas, Hardware, Rural, Energy and Infrastructure markets.
With more than a dozen manufacturing and warehouse locations located across Australia, the company’s pipe and fittings systems are used in a broad range of applications and Vinidex’s national reach and broad product offering provides industry leading support for customers.
Nykiel replaces outgoing Vinidex CEO Colin Weatherstone who after four and a half years with the company is retiring from the position.
“Col has been instrumental in the Aliaxis acquisition of Vinidex and expanding Vinidex’s footprint in Australia. Col is a strong supporter of the Plastic Pipe Industry Association and is the current chair of the peak body,” Mr Nykiel said.
“I’m excited to lead the Vinidex business and drive a customer focused culture. I’m a strong supporter of Australian manufacturing as a competitive advantage for our customers across all our industry sectors. This local know-how and capability provided by our Vinidex team, combined with our footprint and resources backed by the global capability of Aliaxis, brings significant advantages for our customers.
“I’ll be concentrating on continuing to strengthen our value to customers by focusing on product and service innovation built from an enhanced understanding of our customers’ needs. Together with a foundation of quality, customer service and delivery capability we look forward to growing our customers’ businesses.”
Nykiel was previously managing director of Philmac a leading Australian pipe fittings manufacturer.
Before joining Aliaxis in 2013, Mark held a variety of Senior Executive roles in the Australian building products, construction materials and mineral processing sectors. He is also closely linked with the water industry through his role at Philmac and previous executive team responsibilities at Vinidex.