WE HAVE A PASSION FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS David Logan RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MELBOURNE In 1997 I travelled to Brunei Darussalam to install a series of PM 10 monitors and data loggers during a heavy smoke haze crisis. One of the remote stations was only accessible via boat up a large tropical jungle lined river. The installation went well. However, on the way home back down the river a very heavy tropical rainstorm struck us. Visibility was basically nil. The pilot of the boat had to stop in the middle of the river. No, not because of safety concerns, but because he was lost and could not tell which way to go. Half an hour later after sitting nervously in the middle of the river, the pilot regained his bearings and continued home safely. The lesson learned. Water and particulates don’t mix. Image by: David Logan OUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE GLOBE Mehr Kanaz Sanat IRAN We started to work with Ecotech 12 years ago. In Abu Dhabi Energy Show and Mr Karim (our president) visited the Ecotech exhibition booth and spoke to Manoj Kumar about activity in Iran. Then we sold one AQMS (Air Quality Monitoring Station) to Zanjan Department of Environment (DOE); this is the first Ecotech AQMS installed in Iran. but they replied with a “No”. But after 12 months we proved ourselves and we became partners. The visit to Moscow from Managing Director Nicholas Dal Sasso in April 2014 was a memorable moment in our partnership. We think a major project together with Ecotech will be in the future. For us, Ecotech is very reliable and main partner now. Very flexible and professional management with the best technical support. We thank our manager Felicity Sharp for help during two years. We thank Rhys Evans for the good training he gave to us and our customers in Moscow. What we understand from three years cooperation: 1. Australia is very close with Russia 2. Australian people very friendly 3. Australian English is different from American and British English. We would like to wish Ecotech team go ahead only. And welcome to Moscow! Now, we have sold 70 AQMS from Ecotech in Iran and the Ecotech name is a famous brand in this field. We have had big projects in Iran, such as sales of nine AQMS to Tehran DOE (Department of Environment) and sales of 10 AQMS to Khouzestan DOE (Department of Environment). We sold the most Ecotech AQMS in Middle East, North Africa and central Asia. LLC Analyt Komplect RUSSIAN FEDERATION We knew about Ecotech gas analysers from our customer. They operated instruments for about 10 years and were satisfied with Ecotech equipment. We reached out to Ecotech about building a partnership, ECOTECH : TOGETHER
2009 Serinus range of ambient gas analysers released and US EPA and TÜV approval received. _ Ecotech wins Australia- Latin America Business Excellence Award. Export markets grow to 60 countries. SERINUS EVERYDAY SUPERHEROS Bernard van Zyl EASTERN SALES BRISBANE I took over from Basil Lai in New South Wales (NSW). A character extraordinaire and for a decade or so the cornerstone of Ecotech’s NSW operations. I recall Basil being extremely task orientated. Basil and I certainly put in some long days and nights at times during the handover phase. Basil could get very engrossed in the job at hand and refused to acknowledge defeat to any technical issues. Basil’s work ethics and commitment made a positive, lasting impression on me. Image by: Bernard van Zyl William Phelan SYSTEMS MELBOURNE It’s fair to say that Robert Dal Sasso inspires us all. • He can fix any analyser - sometimes just by talking to it nicely. • He can calibrate a mercury analyser with his eyes closed. • He has five built-in leak checkers on each hand, and isn’t afraid to use them! To see Robert involved in solving problems in Service and R&D reveals a lot about the company’s roots. 49
Very efficient. Competitive pricing. The reminders, I’m so busy in my job that it’s so great to have a reminder to do something. It really helps me.
I’m very happy.
- Tim Cannon – Research and Development Manager; Pecan Engineering Pty Ltd