MANAGEMENT PROFILES

MANAGING DIRECTOR, Jim Phillipson

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Jim Phillipson has led Rockdrill Services through significant business uplift over a number of years, achieving a world class production facility,
revamped Service Centres in Kalgoorlie and Townsville as well as broader parts/service range stronger and more experienced teams in all locations.Jim has over 30 years experience in managing manufacturing and service businesses. He is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and his finance and management expertise combine well in achieving the strong but controlled growth at Rockdrill.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER / DIRECTOR, Andrew Clingeleffer

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Andrew Clingeleffer was one of the original founders of Rockdrill and has over 20 years experience in rock drilling and mining operations.Andrew is our chief machining guru – he has personally machined thousands of rockdrill repairs and parts and rescued rockdrill’s from all types of breakdowns.

Andrew now heads our Melbourne team of very experienced machinists, engineers and service technicians.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, Robert Del Busso

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Rob Del Busso began working with Rockdrill Services in 2010 and is dedicated to the financial management of the business, including key financial data reporting and cash flow management.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University and is a CPA member. He has extensive experience working with businesses in the manufacturing, retail and primary industry sectors.

TECHNICAL SERVICE MANAGER / DIRECTOR, Alex Sangster

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Alex Sangster was one of the original founders of Rockdrill and has over 20 years experience in rock drilling and mining operations.Alex has worked at every role from operating drills right through to sales/service management for a major OEM.

He provides detailed analysis of each rock drills operating performance for all our major customers throughout Australia.

His practical knowledge and across the industry view is highly valued by our customers.

GENERAL MANAGER – PRODUCT & INNOVATION, Richard Stinson

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Richard is in charge of our manufacturing operations at RDSA. Richard has over 15 years’ experience in CADCAM machining practices and is highly qualified in CNC machining practices. Richard has previously machined components for North Sea and Middle East oil projects has previously held a senior position with Diamond Precision Engineering.

Since joining RDSA in 2009 Richard has implemented new quality control systems and developed best machining practices with the company’s cutting edge equipment. Richard’s leadership and experience has been valuable for RDSA’s continual growth and product improvements.

Email: RStinson@rdsa.co

CHIEF ENGINEER, Dechun Kang

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Dechun brings over 20 years of advanced technical design experience to our Production Team.
He has upgraded and refined the detailed design and production process across our entire parts range.

He works closely with Andrew to study rockdrill failures in the field and then improves the design or production process methods.
Dechun overviews our Quality Control program and this gives him valuable insight into our entire production systems.

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