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

Thursday 9th July 2020 – Rod Scott Electronic Australi

Rod Scott, CEO of Selectronic Australia is our speaker for July and will be discussing designing and manufacturing battery based inverters and the renewables industry.

Thursday 11th June 2020 – MD of GEMILANG AUSTRALIA

Peter Murley of GEMILANG AUSTRALIA will be talking to us about Australian bus manufacturing and moving to zero emission transport.

Thursday 14th May 2020 – Peter Roberts @aumanufacturing

You are invited to the first ever VIRTUAL Victorian Vernier Society lunch meeting on Thursday the 14th of May 2020 at 1pm via Zoom. Peter Roberts of @aumanufacturing is our guest speaker.

Vernier April 16th 2020 Meeting Cancelled

President Peter and the Vernier Committee have decided that it is prudent to cancel our meeting planned for April 16. Our meeting on May 14 will be considered when there is better information available and the implications of meeting for lunch become clearer.

Thursday 12th March 2020 – Byron Kennedy from SPEE3D

Byron Kennedy one of the entrepreneurs behind SPEE3D high speed 3D metal printers.

Member Companies

Latest News

VERNIER FOUNDATION PROUD TO SUPPORT DANDENONG HIGH SCHOOL FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

For the second year running, it was a privilege for Peter Sutton and Jack Parr of the Vernier Foundation to attend the Dandenong High School Awards Night 2019 and present the Foundation awards to 3 of the school’s outstanding STEM students! The event was held in December at the Robert Blackwood Hall in Monash University […]

A poor PMI result for November is only one part of a much bigger question!

by: Jack Parr Vernier Society Member Those eccentrics who, while driving, listen to the Senate would have caught this week a debate following the release of the latest PMI manufacturing figures for November.  It soon predictably  became a polarised argument with the opposition manufacturing spokesperson seizing on the result to lampoon the government for having […]

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

Tom Harris

“I joined Vernier to build a stronger network into the Australian Manufacturing Industry and to learn from the experiences of existing members, particularly on business leadership, manufacturing trends and innovation.”

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”