Viewpoint Construction Software company 4Projects has appointed Alun Baker as the new managing director of its EMEA region with effect from 10 March. Reporting to Viewpoint president Jim Paulson, Baker takes on the permanent role at the SaaS construction collaboration technology provider previously filled, on an interim basis, by Steve Spark and before that by the firm’s founder Richard Vertigan, who stepped down as MD in September 2013. 4Projects was acquired by US construction ERP vendor Viewpoint seven months earlier, in February 2013.
Welshman Alun Baker will be moving to north-east England to take up the role at the now Newcastle-based company.
He was previously EMEA MD/SVP at the business process outsourcing company Procurian, acquired by Accenture in December 2013. Prior to Procurian, Alun held various executive roles in technology infrastructure companies TIBCO Software and Datasynapse, and was a director/SVP in ERP software companies such as JBA, Oracle and Intentia/Lawson. He has also spent a total of 12 years as a non-executive chairman of two international infrastructure and BPO companies: Company-I (eventually sold to Symantec) and Citihub.