It’s All About Our Great People
Our professional team of Composite Engineers, Technical Product Sales, Filament Winders and Composite Technicians, have a combined experience in the manufacture of Industrial composite products in excess of 100 years. Readily available our team is here to assist with your next composite requirement.
Ben Whalan Managing Director (GAICD)
Managing Director (GAICD) Ben has extensive experience in the Poletech operations, administration, quality, and financial management. Appointed director in 2000 he provides leadership experience across composites manufacturing the resource, utility and infrastructure sectors. He has a passion for developing a culture of manufacturing efficiency, and innovative solutions through process and people leadership.
Phil Jones / Operations Manager
Phil brings more than 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing and mining industries, has business and engineering qualifications and has held executive and senior management positions over this time. Phil’s primary focus is on ensuring our customers are provided with world class product and service and support solutions.
Andrew Wilson / Supervisor
Andrew started his employment with Poletech in 2018 as a trade assistant, operating the filament winding machines, and has extensive experience in manufacturing and detailing of our large range of products such as Ventilation tubes, Shouldered Pipe, and Utility Poles. In Andrew's capacity as Production Supervisor, his responsibility is to ensure our product meets the stringent standards placed on it and that our customers products are completed on schedule.
Adam Sneddon / Supervisor, Boilermaker, with CNC Robotics and manufacturing experience
Adam Sneddon is a Boilermaker by trade with CNC Robotics and manufacturing experience, joining the Poletech team in 2021. He brings years of experience in the automotive, manufacturing and mining sectors as a maintenance technician and administration purchasing officer.
Meet The Team
We’re an innovative company with an easy and straightforward vision of -“Building the future today”.
Sam Whalan Director (GAICD)
Sam started his working career in construction before joining the company in 2006. He was appointed Director in 2007 and has significant experience in company operations, administration and financial management. Sam has a vast knowledge of the manufacturing, mining and infrastructure industries, with a passion for both composite and steel materials usage, with purposeful design in air and water reticulation.
Chris Eaton / Production Manager
Chris has been apart of the Poletech team for 9 years, Chris started his employment with Poletech as a trade assistant in 2012 and has worked his way through the business to his current position as Production Manager. Chris has almost a decade of experience and knowledge in Composites and different Processes from hand lamination, filament winding and Vacuum Infusion.
Lachlan Gentle / Supervisor
Lachlan started his employment with Poletech in 2017 as a trade assistant operating the filament winding machines. Lachlan has experience in manufacturing Ventilation tubes, Shouldered Pipe, and Utility Poles. With Lachlan’s extensive experience in composite processes and his mechanical trade qualifications, he now works in the capacity of Production Supervisor.