WE ARE STRIVING FOR A GREATER GOOD 2003 Ecotech wins a contract for air quality monitoring and supplies 240 gas analysers to Taiwan OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE GLOBE Islandwide Scientific SRI LANKA These photos are of some AQMS (Air Quality Monitoring Stations) and High Volume Air Samplers in Sri Lanka. Stations were originally supplied around 1995 and were operational up to 2010. High Volume Air Samplers are still working today. Speaks volumes about Ecotech’s quality and durability. William Phelan SYSTEMS MELBOURNE The large Water Flow Rig, that adorns the wall near the rear carpark, was designed and built by Ecotech for checking the old water flow-meters. Switching it on for the first time was very cool. Most staff would never have seen it running. It’s now our biggest museum piece - taking up the cage at the rear of the building for the past 10 years. Don’t tell Nicholas, but I have plans to reincarnate it into a water feature for the Sahara courtyard! Image by: Josh Flemingham Image by: Josh Flemingham Distrilab KAZAKHASTAN We see the relationship between our two companies, Distrilab and Ecotech, as friendly two super heroes with great success, talent and super powers. Congratulations to all on this wonderful achievement! Distrilab team wishes you continued success and growth. Let there always be friendship and mutual assistance between employees, and may it bring good results. ECOTECH : TOGETHER
Chris White NORTHERN SALES BRISBANE In mid-2013, the Northern branch relocated to a building in the airport precinct owned by BAC (Brisbane Airport Corp). Shortly after, Mark Neaves and I organised a sales visit with BAC environment staff, which resulted Images by: Chris White in the branch selling some water monitoring stations to our Landlord. What made this project even more interesting was the monitoring location – in between the runways! Our BAC hosts had to organise special security permissions for us to visit these locations. We also got to observe some of the airport firefighters in action. Quite an unusual and eventful day. Ronald Kumar FIELD SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE PORT HEDLAND My motivation to become an engineer started with my first work in a sugar factory in Fiji. The way the Senior Engineer handled himself, with confidence and pride, prompted me to ask the question, “How can I be like you?” His answer was simple, “An Engineer is someone who has a little bit of knowledge about everything.” This has stuck with me but at the same time made me ask – Why a little bit of knowledge in everything? – Why not, as much knowledge as possible? After moving to Australia, I realised my goal to study to become an engineer, where three years into my degree, I started an eight-month contract working with a coal mining company. After my contract ended, I was offered a full-time role in the company but I gracefully declined as I had another two years of study to complete. In December 2014, I started work with Ecotech. Environmental engineering had quickly become a very important field in the engineering world and also comes under the electrical discipline. When I started with the company I had no prior experience in Environmental monitoring field, but within a year I became lead technician for one of their biggest networks. Good rapport with customers and hard work gained me glittering feedback from our customers. This was made an example and circulated in our monthly survey outcomes to all the company staff. I was later nominated for the “Employee of the quarter award”. After 16 years of industry experience and university studies, I have experience and qualification in electronics, instrumentation, communication network, weighing industry, teaching, project management and environmental monitoring, making my field very diversified. My journey to become an engineer did not start from my first day at university but it started the day I started working towards becoming one. This has been my journey to become a professional engineer and I am very proud to have reached here with Ecotech. Chris Edwards RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MELBOURNE My proudest moment was having my head shaved (twice) for the shave-a-thon to raise money for charity. Such a small thing can make a huge difference to the state of things. Image of: Nicholas Dal Sasso and James Merry Image by: Frank Kirn 39
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