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Staff Profiles

Hydraulic Specialties Pty Ltd would not be the success it is today, without the contribution and expertise of our valued staff members:

Melbourne Staff


Greg Loel

Greg Loel

OPERATIONS FACILITATOR

Greg has completed a fitting & turning apprenticeship and has an Advanced Diploma in Fluid Power (RMIT). Greg worked in the automotive industry in maintenance and quality control roles before moving into fluid power sales 20 years ago. Greg joined Hyspecs in Aug 2010.

 
Cam Riddle

Cam Riddle

SALES MANAGER

Cam has a background in heavy mobile equipment engineering. Cam completed his Advanced Trade as a Fitter and Turner with Tranzrail during which time he gained experience in hydraulic equipment installation and servicing. Cam joined Hyspecs March 2002. After spending 2 ½ years as Aucklands Service Manager, Cam moved into a sales engineering position until late 2011 when he took up the Sales Manager position in our Melbourne branch.

 
Mark Newstead

Mark Newstead

SALES ENGINEER

Mark has been in the Fluid power industry for 20 years. Originally, completing a fitting and turning apprenticeship and working as a hydraulics fitter. He then qualified with a certificate of technology in fluid power and certificate in small business. Experience includes service technician, internal sales and external sales and system design in mobile, agricultural, industrial and marine applications. Mark joined Hyspecs October 2010.

 
James West

James West

SALES ENGINEER

James Initially trained in the Royal New Zealand Air force gaining National Certificates in Aeronautical engineering and Aircraft servicing. Having gained over 13 years engineering experience both domestic and internationally, 2 of which employed at Marshall Aerospace Uk and 8 years at Air New Zealand. James joined Hyspecs NZ in August 2010 and moved to the Australian branch at the end of 2011.

 
Sophie Chippindall

Sophie Chippindall

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Sophie has several years experience in Office/Project Administration, retail management and recruitment. Most recently Sophie's background was within a road construction company. Sophie was one of the founding staff members of Hyspecs Melbourne, and joined the team in September 2010. She is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and payroll. Sophie loves looking after the customers both over the phone and face to face. Outside of work, Sophie is the first female to be on the Committee of the sub-Branch of the Austin 7 Car club, OST Mud Trials. Sophie has been accredited as a Club Chief (Director) through CAMS, and can run a Mud Trial, (non-speed motor sport). Sophie was a navigator for her husband for a few years, but now just cheers him on. Sophie's real passion is travelling, family and shopping.

 
Caleb Shand

Caleb Shand

Workshop Assistant / Storeman

Since joining Hyspecs in August 2012 Caleb has quickly become a valued member of the team. His willingness to learn and easy going manner has made him a good fit.

Having no experience in the engineering field has not held him back as he assists in producing high quality work in the workshop, while also maintaining the store on a part time basis.

 
Greg Bara

Greg Bara

Service Engineer

Greg joined Hyspecs in December 2013 .
For the past 25 years Greg has been working as Service Technician and Service Supervisor within the hydraulic industry . For the first 4 years as technician at IH and Dresser earthmoving equipment R&D Department in Poland.
This expeirence has enabled Greg to gain solid knowledge and hands on experience over this time. Greg has a great wealth of knowledge on the operation and application of hydraulic equipment.

 
Shane D'Costa

Shane D'Costa

SERVICE ENGINEER

Shane has more than 17 years of experience in mobile & industrial hydraulics, welding & fabrication. Manufacturing tailor-made hydraulic power units are his specialty. He has extensive exposure in repair and fault finding, and assisting design teams especially for equipment designed and built in-house, e.g. thrust boring systems, hydraulic booms, cylinders for work-over rigs etc. He has worked in the Middle East and Australia in various capacities within the hydraulics service environment. Shane joined Hyspecs August 2010.