Chief Executive Officer
BSc, MBA, GAICD
For over 30 years Justin has gained extensive experience across a range of local and international roles in a variety of sectors across the consumables and chemicals industry. Justin’s accreditations include Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Bachelor of Business Management, Bachelor Of Science, Graduate of the INSEAD school of Leadership.
In his spare time Justin enjoys participating in charity events and supporting the community. Justin believes that people’s needs come first above all and one of his favourite sayings is “facts are our friends”.
Chief Operating Officer
BEng in Chemistry
Nick manages the Strategic Business Centre that includes planning, customer service, purchasing, logistics, quality and compliance, project management and laboratory functions. He has gained over 25 years’ experience in supply chain and operations across various disciplines like FMCG, Personal Products, Pharmaceuticals, Industrial and Specialty Chemicals. Nick graduated from Sydney University with BEng Chem.
In his spare time Nick enjoys spending time with family and occasionally sampling craft beer which he also attempts to brew at home! Nick’s favourite quote is “The only constant in life is change”.
Group Chief Financial Officer
BA, MBA, CPA
As Group CFO, Robin leads our Finance and Accounting functions. He has 29 years of experience in finance and supply chain roles across FMCG, Agribusiness, Pharma, Construction, eCommerce and Manufacturing in private and public companies across 3 continents. Robin has a Bachelors degree in International Commerce from Brown University in Rhode Island, USA and an MBA in International Business from the American Graduate School of International Business in Arizona, USA. He is also a CPA.
In his spare time, Robin is a surf-mad, active husband and father, passionate about supporting his local community in the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
General Manager, Advanced Solutions
PhD in Chemistry, MBA
Andy manages the Agriculture, Mineral Processing, Oil & Gas, Coatings, Corrosion, Construction and Water market segments. With over 16 years in the industry, Andy has extensive experience in Crop Protection, Coatings, Health Care, Nutraceutical and Animal Health. He obtained his PhD from Adelaide University and MBA from Macquarie University.
Andy enjoys regular visits to the gym and spending time with his family. He believes that “people fail only if they do not try”.
Country Manager, New Zealand
BSc in Biology & Chemistry
Jaime oversees the New Zealand business and has led the Performance Ingredients team in New Zealand for the past 5 years. She has over 22 years in various commercial roles in the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, and Personal Care industries in both the United States and New Zealand. Jaime earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry in the US and is currently completing an Executive MBA. Jaime is a board member of Cosmetics New Zealand.
In her spare time, Jaime enjoys gardening and hiking with her husband, chicken-wrangling, and traveling to new destinations. A favourite quote of Jaime’s is from Mark Twain: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started”.
General Manager, Marketing & Innovation
BBus in Marketing
Lyn Shields is responsible for all marketing strategy across the organisation and has extensive experience across many industries including FMCG (household & food), Imaging and Sports marketing. Lyn graduated from University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Business degree with a Major in Marketing.
Lyn is a passionate supporter of the Manly Sea Eagles rugby league football club and also walks and swims at the beach on a regular basis. Lyn loves the quote “Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart”.
General Manager, Performance Ingredients
GradCert in Management, MBS
Michael currently oversees the sales and distribution of personal care, household & institutional specialty chemicals and food ingredients across ANZ. In over 10 years with A S Harrison & Co, he has had responsibility across several markets such as fuel & lubricant additives, water treatment, oil & gas, mining, and construction specialty additives.
Michael has almost 25 years sales and sales management experience across Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has acquired a Graduate Certificate of Management and is currently studying an MBA at Macquarie University.
Michael’s favourite quote is “Success doesn’t find you; you have to go out and get it”.
General Manager, Strategic Business
BSc in Industrial Chemistry, MBA, FRACI, CChem, GAICD
With over 40 years’ experience, Phil has worked across all areas of the business since 1995. His expertise includes R&D, product management, logistics and technical sales. Phil holds a BSc in Industrial Chemistry, an MBA, is a chartered chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and a Graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His role covers several areas of the business including our strategic relationships with channel partners.
Phil enjoys crossword puzzles and various outdoor activities. He believes that success in business comes from doing what you enjoy and doing it well.
Group Business Technology Manager
BSc in Information Technology, PMP
Rob manages Group Business Technology which includes ICT, Projects and Processes. He has close to 20 years experience supporting the technical needs of businesses across FMCG, Pharma and Manufacturing. Rob graduated from Technical University Dublin with BSc in IT and achieved his PMP certification in 2011.
In his spare time, Rob likes to spend time with his family and enjoys playing and watching soccer. Rob’s favourite quote is “The most dangerous phrase in business is – We’ve always done it this way”.
General Manager, Organisational Development
BCom, MAHRI, LDP
Rob has been with the company for over 5 years and has extensive Human Resource experience across a range of sectors. Rob holds a BCom, MAHRI, LDP from Sydney University and was a finalist in the 2020 & 2021 HR Manager of the Year for Australia and awarded “Australian Employer of Choice” 2020 & 2021.
In his spare time, Rob likes to spend time with his family, and explore the great outdoors of Australia. Robs favourite quote is “Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.”
General Manager, Energy Efficiency
BE Chemical Engineering, MBA
Thomas oversees the sales and distribution of Fuel and Lubricant additives in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has over 10 years of experience in commercial and operational roles across lubricants, fuels, mining, and manufacturing. Thomas has a Bachelors degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Sydney University and an MBA from Macquarie University. He is also an active Board member of the Australian Lubricants Association.
In his spare time, Thomas likes to get outdoors bush walking and mountain biking, and spending time in his garden growing fresh food to use in his cooking. He believes that there is always something to learn from everyone you meet and, often, the best solution to your problem is in someone else’s mind.
Product and customer insights
Despite numerous cleanings, the productivity of the Reverse Osmosis plant would not recover from severe membrane fouling. The membrane autopsy revealed that the ferric hydroxide was seeding
silica polymerization and that even while the ferric hydroxide was removed, the silica scaling was continuing to grow.
The plant was experiencing weekly shutdowns for fiber clean up (~ 3 kg bags of matted slurry is cleaned per week). The shut downs were costly as they reduce plant availability for production.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulation, known as IMO 2020 was the the largest change in regulation relating to marine fuels impacting 75% of the fuel used by the shipping industry.
Keeping drilling costs low using Redi-Guard™ High Performance, an ecologically friendly drilling fluid technology with revolutionary rheological and shale encapsulation properties
AWC A-110 effectively inhibited scale at a dosage of 3.5 ppm and an operating pH of 6.9. This increase in operating pH reduced the district’s annual acid consumption by ~$350K per year based on their current production.
Research indicates that Sea Buckthorn may be able to strengthen the immune system. One in vitro study focused on the possible immunomodulatory properties of Sea Buckthorn.
MCI® -2020 V/O and ChemMaster’s Colorsil were chosen to repair and protect the walls based on their 20 year warranties and the fact that together they could fulfill the other specified repair design requirements.
The East Hokkaido region is known to have the highest volume of potato product in Japan. Unfortunately, a potato farmer in the area was experiencing a high rate of potato scab infection in his agricultural field.
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