TEAM

A Dedicated and Skilled Team

To deliver unique and successful outcomes, it stands to reason that you need a unique and successful team. The Drilltechniques Team has  evolved over the past ten years  to become a group of individuals that work together to drive our business forward by leveraging their own unique capabilities  and expertise to help our customers succeed  though improved performance outcomes 

Cameron Gaylard

CAMERON GAYLARD

DIRECTOR

Cameron’s first taste of drilling and drilling equipment was when he worked as a drillers offsider in the Goldfields of Western Australia. Red dirt, long, hot days and hard-work didn’t deter Cameron from an ambition to design and develop beter equipment and processes He set about with a plan to become an innovator and entrepreneur.

Cameron completed his apprenticeship as a Mechanical Fitter, specialising in Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology in 2004 with Queensland component, service and repair company Pacific Hydraulics before commencing a role with mining and construction company Sandvik. This offered the opportunity to develop skills in the modification design and commissioning of drilling and mining equipment and a great preparation for his next challenge.

In early 2007, Cameron commenced a role with Avopiling as fleet manager for a wide ranger of foundation drilling rigs and auxiliary equipment and it was then that he decided to start his own company. Drilltechniques was founded in 2008.

Christopher Logan

CHRISTOPHER LOGAN

APAC SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

Chris’s career spans some 32 years across an eclectic range of roles and industry sectors. His experiences in administration, management and human resources contrast starkly the 13 years spent in Western Australia where he worked as an underground miner before completing an adult apprenticeship as a fitter and turner with local company, CPC Engineering.

Chris founded and ran a successful Registered Training Organisation delivering underground and surface inductions, load shifting equipment and company procedures. Chris has worked as a Safety and training officer, roles in domestic and international recruitment and business development.

A previous role with Drilltechniques as National Sales Manager then nearly five years with the Australian Institute of Management has placed Chris perfectly to assume the mantle of APAC Sales & Marketing Manager at the company, a role he commenced in February 2017.

Chris brings to the table a wealth of management and administration skills including a strong understanding of Sales, Marketing, Project and Financial management.

David Hack

DAVID HACK

WORKSHOP & SERVICE MANAGER

David is an experienced and capable diesel fitter and hydraulic specialist, earning his stripes at Mt Isa Mines and then later at a Brisbane transport company where he worked almost exclusively on large trucks and vehicles. From there David took a role with a transport hydraulics company where his focus was on the design, development and maintenance of the hydraulic components found on large rigid and articulated trucks.

His skills recognised, that employer promoted David into the role of Workshop Supervisor, including a Business Development function. Cameron and David met when they both worked together at Pacific Hydraulics, where David took on the role of Hydraulic Service Fitter before a short stint at Sandvik in undergroud mining.

David’s next move was to commence a role with Theiss Contractors on the Boggo Road tunnel in Brisbane as Shift Service Fitter and then a final move to the Airport Link Project with Theiss John Holland before joining Drilltechniques in 2009.

David is highly skilled tradesman who possesses excellent fault-finding and diagnosis skills. He is a passionate advocate of Drilltechniques vision and values and well respected by his team of service personnel and the greater Drilltechniques business.

Adel Namehi

ADEL NAMEHI

ENGINEERING LEAD

Adel is a Materials Engineer with professional experience in NDT Inspection and mineral processing, Adel has strong analytical and problem solving skills. Adel’s professional capabilities include:

• Extensive knowledge of Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing

• Strong academic experience in metallurgical laboratories

• Expert in Computer Simulation and computer aided design specially using SolidWorks, ANSYS Fluent, and Comsol Multiphysics

Adel leads our engineering team and plays a significant role in the design and development of our in-house manufacturing. Adel and his team build all of our projects in Solidworks and he is also responsible for procurement and is a key member of the manufacturing team.

Jennifer Harding

JENNIFER HARDING

ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Jennifer is one of the most valuable members of our team. She has competently performed the role of Administration Manager since the organisation was founded in 2008. Jennifer possesses an excellent grasp of Drilltechniques products and services and is often the face of the organisation from the perspective of our customers.

Jennifer has a medical background yet has grown to enjoy the heavy industrial environment and all the characters and challenges that comes with it. Jennifer manages a small team and is instrumental in the company’s HR, financlial management, marketing and general administration functions.

With such an in-depth knowledge of the business, Jennifer is our go-to person for most things but in particular parts, logistics, health and safety as well as allother aspects of HR in the business.

Shannon Warner

SHANNON WARNER

ACCOUNT OFFICER

Shannon is an experienced and competent accounts officer who approaches everything she does with a smile. Her ability to foster positive relationships with customers, suppliers and staff is as important to us as her bookkeeping skills.

Shannon’s approach to work is one of commitment and passion, she has an eye for detail and is a valuable member of the Drilltechniques team.

Shannon works closely with Jennifer in the administration of the business with a focus on accounts.

Ian Dawes

IAN DAWES

FITTER MACHINIST

Ian has been a big part of the team here at Drilltechniques for a considerable time. His technical skills and innovative approach to complex problems has helped the design process and played a big part in the development of robust, efficient components. Ian is a skilled operator of the CNC equipment including our lathes and machining centres.

Oh, and his partner makes us fantastic cakes for morning tea…

Shaun Westphaul

SHAUN WESTPHAUL

BOILERMAKER / WELDER

Shaun is an amazing tradesperson, no other way to describe it. If fabrication were an art form, he would be a master! Shaun’s consistently high-quality work is only exceeded by his loyalty and devotion to Drilltechniques.

In a fabrication environment, an engineering company is often defined by the quality of the welds that hold components together.

Our work is consistently tested by approved NDT and other means. In all cases where Shaun’s work has been assessed, we get glowing reports that are happily passed on to the customer.

Shaun Westphaul

TIM DEACON

SENIOR MACHINIST

Tim is another of our tradespeople that have blessed us with a wide range of experiences and talents. Tim is the Zen Master of the CNC vertical mill and produces “all the square bits”.

Yes, that’s a massive understatement as the intricate and accurate components produced in the mill are critical to the success of the equipment we build, modify and maintain.

Tim is an all-round nice guy who has no hestitation in sharing his knowledge with the apprentice or developing solutions and participating in the development of our manufacturing processes.

He is also the team’s quiz master who conducts the weekly trivia session and answers most of the questions the rest of us cannot!

Shaun Westphaul

Darren McHutchison

SENIOR MACHINIST

If Tim is the Zen Master of the vertical Mill, then Darren is the Zen Master of the CNC Lathe. That’s right, Darren makes the round bits!

Darren’s skills and competency are beyond reproach and his contribution to the development of our components and the accuracy with which they perform comes down to the complex and skillful processes involved in lathe machining.

It takes a very long time and a varied background to develop the level of competency that Darren is blessed with and he is a key memeber of our manufacturing team.

Shaun Westphaul

Paul “Fatto” Daley

HYDRAULIC FITTER

Paul “Fatto” Daley is our “everywhere” man.  His inate fitting skills allow us to be able to utilise him in our manufacturing, refurbishment and modification projects.

Paul is a key part of the final assembly team and has great fitting skills that make him invaluable when we need to strip down a piece of equipment and modify or replace the components then put it all back together again.

Paul’s a great character that is often the imputus behind team events and has done a great deal of fund raising in the community for cancer research

Shaun Westphaul

Phil Dolan

HYDRAULIC FITTER/FABRICATOR

A young(ish) man of many talents, none the least of which is his banter in the smoko room.

Seriously though, Phil has established himself as an invaluable member of our team through his diligent approach to work and the multi-trade capabilities he has demonstrated in the manufacturing and production side of our business.

We are fortunate to have Phil onboard as he provides great support to Shaun in the fabrication shop as well as playing a part in the final assembly team.

We can also call on Phil for general fitting, repairs and maintenance.

Shaun Westphaul

John Rigby-George

APPRENTICE FITTER & TURNER

John is our Adult Apprentice who has shown a tremendous interest in developing his maching skills since joining us a few years ago.

Like most apprentices, John contributes to many of the functions of the workshop and lends a hand whenever and wherever required.

He has progressed solidly throughout his apprenticeship.

Drilltechniques is proudly an Australian company. We have structured our business and operate in accordance with ISO 9001. Drilltechniques has commenced the journey with our partners IMSM, leading ISO specialists to achieve endorsement under the provisional certificate No AU 1741