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Manteena has appointed Dr Daniel Knight, PhD to the position of Director and General Manager of its newly formed company, Zeroed Pty Ltd, which is dedicated to the delivery of shooting ranges and live-fire training facilities to Australian Defence, Law Enforcement and Commercial customers.
 
The capability, originally established and operated under Manteena Security (Aust) Pty Ltd in 2017, has rapidly grown through the successful delivery of some of Australia’s most advanced live-fire training facilities across various States and customers bases, including State Police, Special Operation Groups and Defence industry.
 
Manteena Group CEO, Mark Bauer, says, “Dan has brought a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience in the high-security space to Manteena Security and more recently Zeroed and we are thrilled to see him leading the company’s growth in the range and live fire training facility industry in Australia.”
 
The team at Zeroed are excited for what 2022 will bring, with various contracts already in hand for the delivery of new shooting range systems and services throughout the year.
 
Following the departure of Simon Butt, incumbent Director & General Manager Mark Bauer has now been appointed Manteena Group CEO. On Monday 23 August, it was announced that Simon was stepping aside from his daily role of Chief Executive Officer, shareholder, and director of the companies making up the Manteena Group. Mark will focus on the executive management across Manteena’s three main business streams: commercial, security and residential—whilst still maintaining a strategic operational role for all commercial works.
“Although the industry is facing significant challenges during the pandemic, Manteena is well positioned both financially and at an operational level with its capability and capacity to ride out this wave,” Mark said.
“We are looking ahead to the construction industry rebounding from the current pandemic situation and I’m really excited to expand my role and lead the Manteena Group into the next phase of its development”.
Mark is a director of Manteena – a position he’s held since 2000. In 2004, he was given responsibility for the general management of all Canberra activities as Canberra Branch Manager, in response to the strategic expansion of the company to include business operations in other regions. Mark officially became General Manager in 2008 and now succeeds Simon Butt in the role of Chief Executive Officer.