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Engineering & Manufacturing Influence News – Issue 7 November 2012

ISSUE 7 – N0VEMBER 2012 Editorial this month’s newsletter updates members with the latest manufacturing news and also includes three new sections; a book review of Andrew Liviris’s book on how to regenerate America’s manufacturing industry; a new feature identifying Australian companies that are succeeding in this tough global market and a letters’ section that […]

December 2012 – John Daley CEO The Grattan Institute

John is one of Australia’s leading public policy thinkers, with 20 years experience in the public, private and university sectors. His current research and publishing interests include government prioritisation, the objectives and limits of government and the situations in which government intervention is justified. He has worked for ANZ and McKinsey and has a DPhil […]

November 2013 – Richard Davies MD Davies, Craig Australia

Richard will talk about his success producing electric auto cooling fans and a host of other new technology [fancy_title style=”1″ align=”left” heading_style=”h3″ title_color=”#999″ title_lines_color=”#eee”]Event Details[/fancy_title] November 8th 2012 12:00pm Venue: The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club at 489 Glenferrie Rd  Kooyong VIC 3142

October 2012 – Tim Piper – Victorian Director AIG

Tim’s subject is  the state of manufacturing in Victoria.   In September, AIG have published comments on: Performance of Construction Index Australian Performance of Services Index Performance of Manufacturing Index RBA Interest Rate Cut With luck, Tim may also cover: Australian Dollar and its effect on Manufacturing Our Level Playing Field [fancy_title style=”1″ align=”left” heading_style=”h3″ title_color=”#999″ […]

Engineering & Manufacturing Influence News – Issue 5 September 2012

ISSUE 5 – SEPTEMBER 2012 The most significant development in this last month has been the release of the report on the future of Australian Manufacturing from the non-governmental taskforce set up by PM Julia Gillard.  The full report of over 90 pages is the result of over 8 months work by two governmental working […]

August 2012 – Pat Boland CEO ANCA Pty Ltd

ANCA was founded in 1974 by Pat McCluskey and Pat Boland in Melbourne, Australia, where the company still has its headquarters. Although the two engineers had different backgrounds – one academic and one technical and trade – their skills and experience were complementary and they were like-minded in their drive to produce world class Computer […]

Engineering & Manufacturing Influence News – Issue 3 July 2012

ISSUE 3 – JULY 2012 Editorial The big event this month was the arrival of the long awaited Carbon Tax.  The tax which is regarded by many as highly divisive is also linked to a household compensation package and a revision of personal tax thresholds.  Whatever your personal views on the need and level of […]

July 2012 – John Robert from MEO Australia

An Innovative Large Manufacturing Project: Methanol John’s presentation will provide an introduction to an example of value-added manufacturing in the gas conversion industry. Large offshore natural gas resources containing high levels of carbon dioxide may not be viable to produce for pipeline gas supply or for LNG export.   The production of methanol from such gas […]

June 2012 – Kate Oaten – Personal Property Security

Andrew Blogg and Kate Oaten from Aitken Lawyers & Advisors:  Personal Property Security: On 30 January 2012 the Personal Property Securities (‘PPS’) regime came into effect. The reform has had, and will continue to have, a significant impact on manufacturers and suppliers, who commonly sell their products on a part-payment basis. Manufacturers and suppliers will […]

May 2012 – Dr. Michael Myers – Re-Engineering Australia Foundation

Michael will talk to us about young people in engineering.   Dr Myers is a businessman, entrepreneur and passionate Australian. REA’s revolutionary programs link schools, industry, TAFE, Universities and parents in a collaborative environment focused on changing the metaphor of the education process. More than 45,000 students are mentored each year by REA with another 300,000 benefiting from […]

April 2012 – Bruno Bello – Enterprise Connect

Bruno has held technical, business development or leadership roles in industries such as FMCG, Electronics and Automotive in organisations that have ranged in turn over from $1m to $50M. Internationally Bruno has held positions as the director of operations for business units with a turnover of between $400M and $1bn which in all cases where […]

March 2012 – Bruce McDonald – Engineering at Ford

  Bruce commenced his career with Ford Motor Company as a Graduate Trainee  in 1974. He retired from the company with his final positions of Vice President for a total of 9 years, heading Marketing and Sales and also Vice President, Ford Customer Service Division. During his tenure  at Ford, he was also fortunate to be awarded […]