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.

Foundation

The Vernier Foundation has been formed to promote and attract the interest of young people to engineering and assist in their training and education.

Member Companies

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

Latest Events

Thurs 5th December – Dinner with Partners

Claire Kelly is our speaker and she has been involved with MHFA since 2003.
We will then be delighted with amazing musical performances from Stewart Kelly, Douglas Kelly and Jordan Auld.

Vernier Luncheon – 14th Nov 2019 – Innes Willox – CE of Australian Industry Group

Innes Willox is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group and will be talking about “What does it take to be a 21st century manufacturer: is there a role for areas of traditional strength or is the future just for ‘advanced manufacturers’? What can and should businesses, associations and governments do to develop competitive manufacturing industries?”

Vernier Luncheon – 10th Oct 2019 – Russell Rolls – Can Dirt Save the World?

Russell Rolls has a deep commitment to greenhouse gas reduction and will be asking ‘Can Dirt Save the World?’

Vernier Luncheon – 5th Sept 2019 – Professor Milan Brandt – Advanced manufacturing trends and research in Australia

Professor Brandt is the Technical Director of RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and the Director of RMIT’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing. His talk is on Advanced Manufacturing Trends and Research in Australia

Vernier Luncheon – 8th August 2019 – Annual Youth Forum

“Imagination; past, present and future – 1989 to 2049”

Member Companies

Latest News

Engineers Australia Panel Event – Distortions & Delusions: Lessons from the Silicon Valley Grand Illusion

The panel discussion will begin with an examination and a recognition of the failures of innovation to commercialisation systems over the past twenty years throughout the US, Australia and Silicon Valley:

Upcoming Engineers Australia Event – The Road to Autonomous Vehicles

Engineers Australia is hosting an interesting event “The Road to Autonomous Vehicles in Australia”. 20th August from 5:30pm

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

    Host a site tour. Take the opportunity to present your business. Listen to others showcase their activities and find out what makes businesses achieve excellence. The Vernier Society will expose you to new ideas and concepts and help you improve your business and professional activities

  • Keep Up To Date

    Keep informed about government grants, industry programs and what other business are doing to maintain success.

Meet Our Members

David Rose

David Rose is Managing Director of Exquisine – who have been creating sensational desserts since 1987. Along the journey Exquisine have faced many challenges and changes.

“The Vernier Society is a welcome opportunity to be exposed to different types of thinking and problem solving from members from other industries. The society also offers presentations from a wide range of speakers and valuable discussions with other members who have experienced similar challenges on their journey.”

Paul Chapman

“Our Bendigo based company, Australian Turntables, specialises in the design, engineering and manufacture of rotational movement systems for a whole lot of industries globally. Connecting with like-minded innovators and doers at Vernier that have experienced everything  in business is an absolute joy for a bloke from out of town. The presenters and members all have a wonderful story to learn from.”

Bernard Regan

Bernard works for Promand, who are technical integrators for all levels of engine, transmission and chassis dynamometers. Their market focus is Australia, NZ & ASEAN and they have a subsidiary in Malaysia, supporting the ASEAN customers.  PROMAND always endeavours to promote the best value solutions for customers.

Gordon New

Gordon is managing director of Ronson Gears Pty Ltd, an Advanced Manufacturer of Precision Machined parts, specializing in Gears and Power Transmission Components. Established in 1954, Ronson supplies to local Australian and international markets.

“Vernier provides excellent networking opportunity and their promotion of Manufacturing is very important to Australian Industry and companies such as ours”

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”