Deputy has had a North American base in Atlanta for awhile, but this week, the Australian employee management software firm moved its offices into the city proper as it continues to grow rapidly.
Originally conceived to broaden its study abroad and student exchange curriculum, Kennesaw State University’s “Around the World in 80 Days” was honored Feb. 28 in Washington by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) with its 2017 Innovation Award. The Duke University-based association recognized the KSU program for “effectiveness” and for the connections it established Read more
An Australian software firm that helps companies manage their workforces is set to open its headquarters for the Western Hemisphere in Alpharetta, employing 20 people when fully staffed. The announcement comes just a week after a manufacturer and a fintech firm from the Pacific country announced new operations in Georgia. Sydney-based Deputy already has customers Read more
It wasn’t too long ago that the Australian Trade Commission shut down its office in Atlanta, but two company relocations announced this week proved that interest in the South from Down Under remains strong.
Genuine Parts Co. has agreed to buy Welshpool, Australia-based aftermarket auto parts supplier Covs Parts Pty Ltd. Atlanta-based Geniune Parts, which posted revenues of $15.3 billion last year, didn’t disclose terms of the deal but said it expects Covs to bring in $90 million in sales next year. Covs is based in the state of Western Read more
Precision Aviation Group Inc. is nearly doubling its facility space in Brisbane, Australia, to 10,000 square feet to better serve customers through sales, service and parts storage. The main addition is a repair station to be operated by a new Australian branch of Precision Accessories and Instruments, a group subsidiary that provides replacement aircraft parts Read more
The Aussie heading up the Atlanta Streetcar project admits that he’s among the last of a dying breed, but the industry’s loss has been his gain as urban rail projects take off in the United States and beyond. “I’m very fortunate because the United States is going through a renaissance of streetcar development, and there is big demand for people with Read more
Atlanta-based Porsche Cars North America Inc. has named a new chief operating officer after its current COO was promoted to CEO of the German auto maker’s Australian unit. Joe Lawrence, who has been CEO of Porsche Cars Canada since 2009, will become executive vice president and COO in Atlanta, while Michael Bartsch will leave Atlanta to return to his native Australia after a seven-year tenure Read more
Atlanta-based Genuine Parts Co. has agreed to complete its purchase of Exego Group, a Melbourne, Australia-based distributor of aftermarket auto parts with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. Genuine Parts will pay $800 million to acquire the remaining 70 percent stake in Exego, in which it bought a 30 percent stake on Jan. 1 with an option to take Read more
Kennesaw State University‘s dean of student success is headed to Adelaide, Australia, in February to represent the school at the Golden Key International Honor Society‘s Asia conference. Michael Sanseviro was one of 19 Golden Key members worldwide to receive a $2,500 grant to travel to the three-day conference, which is to focus on personal and professional development. Dr. Sanseviro Read more