WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS BLESSED TO BE WEST WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA) BRANCH Kathleen Corbett MARKETING MELBOURNE One of my most proud moments at Ecotech was being selected to attend the Great Game of Business’ annual conference in St Louis, USA. Being invited to a conference aimed at business owners or upper management – and being able to interact with this audience (converse, debate, share experiences) – was extremely encouraging for me especially as I was the youngest Ecotech invitee and newest to the company. To me, the philosophy behind Open Book Management (OBM) is a commitment to transparency, education and equality. This strongly speaks to my innate belief that everyone is equal, valued and can achieve greatness when working together harmoniously. Image by: Stephen Fraser A day in WA From dry south to tropical north There is a unique and dedicated team Who service the whole State And the 2,000km in between. Even though the challenges are from afar, And the West is Best, so they say No matter how busy and hectic we are We’ve got it sorted, at the end of each day. Always different, and giving that little bit more From, building, servicing and maintaining To testing the quality, of a ground water bore. So here’s to us To Chief Mark and his team To keep working towards The ultimate success of the Ecotech dream… Bernard van Zyl EASTERN SALES BRISBANE In late 2006, I finally got approval from Nicholas Dal Sasso to start the Queensland (QLD) branch. It was way after midnight when my wife and I opened a Residex and decided that we will settle in Mango Hill, north of Brisbane. I recall we just liked the sound of the name Mango Hill. I once again uprooted the van Zyl clan and we settled in QLD in early Image by: Bernard van Zyl 2007. The Ecotech QLD branch was a one-man operation for a while and operated from my study at home. At one point we had an infusion of Alstom culture after purchasing their Environmental group. Chris White, Mark Neaves, Margaret Wyganowska and Mohammad Roohi are all ex- Alstom employees that joined our ranks and are still with us today. The QLD branch has since grown to be the second largest branch in Ecotech. ECOTECH : TOGETHER
OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE GLOBE TAKING CHARGE Mandy Mackay PRODUCTION MELBOURNE I’ve been with Ecotech for the past eight years. My most proud moment actually started as my most scary moment of Ecotech life. Tuesday morning, 21 December 2015, I pulled into the Ecotech carpark at 6.30 AM. I am more often than not the first person to arrive onsite (I always like to arrive early – would never be known for running late!). As I pulled up at the gate, I could immediately smell the distinct odour of smoke. My heart started to pound – from the building windows I could see grey smoke billowing from the windows. With the help of Cheng and Hieu, the fire brigade was called and I alerted management. Less than five minutes later, four fire trucks arrived on scene and quickly took control of the situation. The days (and months) that followed were hectic as Ecotech recovered, but we all rallied together. Image by: Ryhs Evans Sunway Environmental Technology HONG KONG Sunway is grateful to collaborate with Ecotech for over 6 years. As one of the distributors in Hong Kong and Macau, Ecotech provide comprehensive factory technical training and assistance to Sunway, in which overseas technical training workshops were offered by Mr Robert Dal Sasso in Hong Kong. In order to further strengthen our partnership, we were also invited to join the distributor conference organised by Ecotech. Equipped with fast-response and high-precision monitoring instruments from Ecotech, numerous cooperative projects have been awarded and successfully accomplished since 2009. For instance, installation and commissioning of the first NO/NOy monitoring station in Hong Kong, equipped with Ecotech’s EC9843 NOy analyser, as well as background AQMS measuring trace level of ambient gases, were implemented by Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department (HKEPD) and Sunway. In addition, taking into account the odour level emitted from government buildings in Macau i.e. Automatic Waste Collection System and Sewage Treatment Plant, two H 2 S monitoring systems (Model EC9850B and H2S1100) have been installed and operated by Environmental Protection Department of Macau and Sunway. Ecotech’s professional, reliable environmental instruments and comprehensive assistance, it should help us to acquire more business opportunities in Hong Kong and Macau. That quarter, I received the award for safety. It was sincerely my most proud moment, to think that I played a part to minimise damage to the building and protect Ecotech. Image by: Nicholas Dal Sasso 29
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