You are cordially invited by The Victorian Vernier Society for lunch on Thursday the 12th May @ 12:30 for 1:00pm at The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong.
This is a face to face meeting where an excellent meal and drinks will be served. The meeting will close around 3:00pm.

Bookings for Vernier members will, as always, be by response to this email. The current density limits restrict our total attendance to 43 so book in early. Only vaccinated people may enter the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

For Friends of Vernier and guests please book using Tri-Booking :

Please advise  by Monday 9th May if you plan to attend

Michael Bourchier 

Founder and Managing Director 

Michael began his dynamic business from humble beginnings as a fitter and turner; growing to have world-class technology manufacturing for Aerospace, Space, Defence, Medical and more. Innovation and creating Australian capability has been key for his company for over 34 years.

Michael has visualized and has created the largest service bureau in Australia for Additive Manufacturing, with both Metal and Polymer. Michael is the pioneer of Advanced manufacturing, with Australia’s first manufacturer of metal powder used in powder bed fusion technology.

Fully committed to developing capability and optimizing Australia’s supply chain, Michael has founded the only company in Australia with Metal & Polymer 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, CNC Machining & Fabrication, Industrial gearboxes, Metal 3D Powder manufacture and 3D Systems equipment sales.

Michael is developing sovereign capability that benefits all industries for Australia and the global market. Partnering and choosing only the highest quality brands and equipment for service.

Trevor Pedwell

Business Development Manager – Advanced Manufacturing

Trevor is a fitter and turner by trade with over 29 years’ experience in the Australian manufacturing industry. From apprenticeship through production and procurement though to business management. Developing and supplying products/equipment to Australian manufacturers, Brand marketers, government departments, range of Australian and International businesses.

Operational management experience in the custom and project based manufacturing industry, managing supply chains to larger multi-national manufactures and clients.

Sales management and business development background in the manufacturing, construction, waste, aviation/defence, logistics, equipment hire, and brand marketing industries.

Strategic key account management in the waste, facilities management, property-markets and brand marketing sectors.

Dee Bourchier

Head of Transmission Products, Advertising and Marketing

Dee’s career started in Hospitality, later shifting to the Fire & Building Products industry.

Raised in the family business of Amiga Engineering, Dee has been surrounded by the skill and knowledge base of the Manufacturing industry.

Joined Amiga as the Technical Sales for Transmission Products in 2013, Dee was able to use her learnt talents and grow within the business to become the Head of Transmission Products.

Growing up around the business and being part of the different stages of growth within Amiga, Dee is completely across all areas and segments of the company; creating a deeper understanding to promote and represent Amiga in its entirety.

In 2018 she was one of the top finalist nominees for the Victorian Achievement Award, and Telstra Women’s Business Awards.

Dee has a design and arts background from previous studies and has been involved with the Advertising and Marketing of Amiga. She is now in the natural progression of transferring her role full time towards Marketing and Network Advertisement.

Dee is a key part of Amiga Engineering’s future.

The Workforce Planning Institute

Nick Kennedy

An accomplished industry leader with a career spanning government, mining, automotive, heavy industry and management consulting. With a passion for people, strategy & operational excellence, expertise include the strategic and operational workforce planning, workforce data & analytics, capability mapping and organisational design. Having developed three industry leading workforce planning and analysis training programs key achievements also include establishing The Workforce Planning Institute.

Our future speaker program is:

  • 9 June – Okuma – Dean McCarroll – Advance Machine Tool Cutting Technologies
  • 14 July80 Year Anniversary – Annual General Meeting.

Lock them in your diary now.