Welcome to the Victorian Vernier Society Inc.

About Us

The Victorian Vernier Society seeks to inform the wider community about the value of engineering and manufacturing in Australia.

Member Companies

Membership is open to individuals and organisations who care passionately about the future of manufacturing in Australia.

Latest Events

Charity Christmas Dinner 6th December 2018

Stephanie Wollard will be inspiring us with her work at Seven Women Inc that helps to educate, train and employ marginalised women in Nepal. Then we will be hearing from Hannah and Jordan with some operatic entertainment.

Vernier Luncheon – 8th November – Martin Merry

Martin Merry will be presenting “Moving from a Global Manufacturer, General Motors, to APV Corporation, a privately owned Australian manufacturing company”. Martin has 30 years’ experience in Manufacturing and Operations Management at GM.

Vernier Luncheon – 11th October – Nick Stavrakis

Nick Stavrakis – MD of Dana Australia. “Finding a better way” has been Dana’s mantra since it was founded, more so does it resonate today with the exiting of the Auto car makers in this country. To survive Dana Australia has had to make some significant changes in the way they do things, what they sell but most of all their mindset. The presentation will cover their journey in finding a better way, with their customers, with their products and most of all with Dana’s people.

Vernier Luncheon – 13th Sept – David Rose

Come along and hear how Exquisine developed from a commercial kitchen making a range of sweet and savoury, solid and liquid, gourmet offerings to today’s custom designed facility that creates tens of thousands of desserts each day.

Victorian Vernier Foundation Event – Thurs 9th Aug 2018

In their 2017 report “The New Work Smarts’, the “Foundation for Young Australians” declared;
“By 2030, Automation, globalisation and flexibility will change what we do in every job”

The Vernier Foundation’s 2018 Youth Forum will explore what this means to the high school students of today, the educational institutions and our leading manufacturing companies through our expert panel.

Member Companies

Latest News

Engineers Australia Presentation – Professor Mike Xie

Join Engineers Australia as Professor Mike Xie, RMIT Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials delivers a presentation on Design Optimisation and Advanced Manufacturing of Innovative Structures and Materials. Professor Xie and his team have developed an innovative design methodology to remove inefficient material from structures, producing lightweight and strikingly elegant designs. This technique can significantly […]

Engineers Australia Event

The Victorian Vernier Society recently sponsored an event at Engineers Australia – some great sessions and speakers! Vernier organised the main speaker and a panel comprising of Vernier ‘associates’, all experienced in 4.0, with Vernier President, Kerry Little, acting as Moderator.  

Reflections on the AMTIL Conference 2018

There are times today when one feels that Australian Manufacturing does not get the support it needs, so it was good as a Vernier Society member to attend Australia’s leading Manufacturing organisation, AMTIL, at their National Conference held on the 22nd of August in Hawthorn. From my experience, there are two main ingredients to a […]

Where have all the engineers gone??

The rise of the bureaucrats was as deliberate as it is disastrous By Philip Breen When the Chifley Government, in 1948, decided to implement a scheme to harness the waters of the Snowy Mountains and direct them into turbines to generate electricity, they first set up an authority to design and implement the scheme. They […]

Why Become a Member?

  • Meet Like-Minded People

    At our monthly luncheons you can network with people from other engineering and manufacturing companies in a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Latest Industry Trends

    Hear from speakers who are industry leaders in manufacturing and other related areas.

  • Professional Development

    With access to site tours, information sessions and workshops and the ability to problem solve with leaders in the industry, the Vernier Society will help improve your professional development.

  • Keep Up To Date

    Keep up to date with happenings in the industry in our regular newsletters and articles

Meet one of our members - Andrew Massie

“Our business is the protection of intellectual property: so becoming a member of the society is a great opportunity to network with companies and people that appreciate innovation is key to the future success of manufacturing in Australia”