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DINGO Raises DINGO Defence and Appoints a New MD

Mar 16, 2021 | Company News, Insights

Mr Ron Parrello appointed DINGO Defence Managing Director

Brisbane, Australia – March 17, 2021 – Australian company DINGO, a world leader in predictive maintenance solutions for the mining, energy and rail industries, today announced the appointment of Mr Ron Parrello as Managing Director to lead the newly formed DINGO Defence division.

Ron Parrello“I am excited about the opportunity to lead DINGO Defence to the forefront of predictive maintenance solutions for Defence and defence industry,” said Mr Parrello. “As an ex-soldier, I am committed to ensuring that our military personnel have the best performing equipment to use on operations.”

An accomplished commercial leader in the defence sector, Mr Parrello has spent the past 10 years at Rheinmetall Defence Australia in management and program roles where he led defence support contracts in Australia and New Zealand and established the company’s through life support business.

“DINGO Defence will place industry-leading technology in the hands of Defence personnel to help ensure every system deployed on operations can reliably complete its mission. I am extremely proud to be joining an Australian company with a great product that will create jobs for Australians with the potential for export to global markets,” Mr Parrello said.

Among DINGO Defence’s key priorities will be to engage with Army to demonstrate Trakka on vehicles involved in the Protected Mobility Integrated Capability Assurance Program (PMICA). DINGO’s predictive maintenance technology is an enabler of the Enhanced Platform Systems Integration area of focus of PMICA and is a significant enhancement over the Vehicle Health and Usage Monitoring Systems installed on Army’s current fleets.

Trakka is DINGO’s powerful cloud-based predictive maintenance system designed to house comprehensive asset health data, and drive industry-leading system predictability, productivity and performance while reducing maintenance, sustainment, and personnel costs.

“The Australian Defence Force is a critical part of protecting our nation’s future, and now more than ever technology is at the centre of advanced military capability,” said Mr Paul Higgins, CEO of DINGO. “Defence have indicated that they see significant potential value in applying DINGO’s deep mining asset health expertise to their large equipment fleets across the Services.”

“DINGO has created a very senior role to lead a team to develop and deliver this value over the long term. Ron Parrello will build the DINGO Defence team with the sole purpose of providing Defence Force commanders with accurate, timely machine health insights for improved in-theatre decision making, reduced downtime risk and sense and respond capability,” Mr Higgins said.

The company’s greater emphasis on the defence sector will be evident almost immediately with DINGO Defence to have its own stand at the Land Forces Exposition to be held in Brisbane in June, where they will leverage the opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of Trakka and its use with military equipment.


DINGO is the world leader in providing Predictive Maintenance solutions to asset-intensive industries, currently managing the health of over $18 billion worth of equipment at over 260 operations worldwide. Founded in 1991, our award-winning software and expertise help companies quickly and cost effectively implement predictive maintenance programs that improve the reliability, availability, and maintainability of equipment fleets.

DINGO Defence aims to partner with Defence customers and industry OEMs to deliver the best war-fighting capabilities to Australia and its allies and become an integral component of their sustainment organisations.

DINGO is a privately held Australian company, headquartered in Brisbane, with offices in the U.S. and partners around the globe. For more information on DINGO’s industry leading predictive maintenance solutions or our new Defence division, email us at or use our contact form.


“Partnering with Dingo allows us to leverage remotely located condition intelligence experts from the get-go for a fraction of the normal cost to company. This allows our few reliability experts to focus on the top issues and make important decisions to ensure our fleet availability is where it needs to be instead of having them analyzing data and looking for the issues.

-Martin Pichette, Mine Operations and Maintenance Director at Lamaque Mine

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