TechTonics' Bidmead steps down

Ross Bidmead will retain his 49% share-holding and a seat on the board

TechTonics founder and chief executive Ross Bidmead is stepping down after 20 years in the role.

“I decided that when I turned 50 I would devote half my time to adventure activities,” he says. He’s immediately off to Antarctica for five weeks, sailing a yacht across the Drake Passage, and canoeing.

Bidmead says the company will conduct a search for a new CEO “for as long as it takes to get the right person”. He will retain his 49% share-holding and a seat on the board.

“It’s a good time to move on,” he says. “Our document management business is really humming.”

Recent wins for TechTonics include the New Plymouth District Council, which has installed an electronic document and records management system (EDRMS) based on the eDocs (formerly Hummingbird) suite from Open Text.

It replaces multiple existing information repositories to manage unstructured information and will be integrated with the council’s existing core databases, including financial and rating systems.

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