Marshall Land Systems Australia (MLSA) is demonstrating its commitment to support the Australian Defence Force and its partners with the appointment of Iain Watt as Head of Business Development. This significant new appointment builds on MLSA’s offering of proven capability and military-off-the-shelf deployable systems.

Iain joins MLSA after a distinguished career with The Australian Army (Royal Australian Armoured Corps), Defence Materiel Organization and Mercedes-Benz Australia / Pacific.

This comprehensive defence and defence industry experience ensures development of fit-for-purpose solutions in line with how defence does business, and will ensure that MLSA is able to offer the most cost effective and capable solutions to the ultimate end user, the person in uniform who is in harm’s way.

To ensure the Australia Department of Defence and MLSA’s partners receive the highest standard of service and responsiveness, Iain will be co-located and work with the Business Development team of Tectonica Australia Pty Ltd in Melbourne.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Callaghan, CEO of Marshall Land Systems, said: "Marshall Land Systems is delighted to welcome Iain to our team. His appointment demonstrates our strong commitment to the Australian Market. Being co-located with Tectonica, our Australian partner, significantly accelerates our level of Australian industry involvement.

"Tectonica’s innovation and comprehensive systems integration and manufacturing experience will enable Iain to deliver integrated MLSA systems to defence and industry customers alike. Iain is already making a valued contribution to the MLSA and Tectonica partnership and we welcome him to our business."

Miles Partridge, managing director of Tectonica, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Iain to the MLSA and Tectonica team. Iain has a strong focus on delivering value to the Australian Defence Forces and our partners and is committed to supporting the Australian soldier with the very best equipment.

"With proven, Marshall Land Systems MOTS solutions backed by an experienced local integration team, I am confident we will deliver world-leading solutions."