Author profiles

Andy EllisANDY ELLIS is President of the Installation and Service Division for Tyco Fire and Security within the Pacific Region. His current role encompasses both strategic and P&L responsibilities. Andy has worked in various senior positions at Tyco over the last 17 years including; Installation Director Europe, VP North Europe and MD UK&I prior to relocating to Australia. Andy brings to the role a focus on growth, facilitating and managing change, plus optimising operational efficiencies through innovation. Andy has a MBA from Napier University in Edinburgh.

Peter FermorPETER FERMOR is Managing Director of Tyco Fire and Security NZ.  Peter has been with Tyco for over 15 years, having held a number of senior positions including National Finance Manager and General Manager of Wormald. Peter is focused on strategically developing Tyco Fire & Security’s growth and financial integrity and is responsible for the business’ commitment of 100% compliance.


JOHN LYNCH is general manager of Wormald’s Business Support Services with responsibility for Wormald’s business development, national account management and distribution teams.  John is responsible for the strategic sourcing of many of Wormald’s products and also oversees the vehicle fire suppression system and life safety and rescue product management teams.  John joined Wormald in 2001 and has over 13 years experience in the fire protection industry.  Prior to joining Wormald, John held sales and marketing roles within the food and FMCG industries.  John is an active member of the Fire Protection Association of Australia, Technical Advisory Committee, TAC 3/7 – Portable Fire Extinguishers and Hose Reels – and the TAC 17 – Emergency Planning.

MICHAEL (MICK) DAVIS is Wormald’s western region account and sales manager; helping customers in Western NSW since 2005.  Mick has extensive experience dealing with fire related issues and understands what customers need to know to help them manage their fire risks.  Mick works with a diverse range of industries within his account management portfolio including large mines, hospitals and nursing homes, education facilities and even prisons.  He specialises in interpreting complex fire regulations and applying practical solutions that are easy for a customer to understand and implement.  Prior to joining Wormald Mick worked in sales management for some prestige motor vehicle and telecommunications brands.

DAVE HIPKINS is national technical and product manager with Wormald New Zealand.  Dave is responsible for the day to day operations of the technical and engineering group, which ensures compliance of Wormald’s fire protection products, systems and servicing operations.  Dave joined Wormald in 1987 and has over 25 years’ engineering experience in the fire protection industry.  Dave holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and a Masters of Engineering (Fire).  He is also a chartered professional engineer and a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).

JUSTIN MORRIS is national engineering manager of Wormald Australia; responsible for the engineering practices and introduction of new fire protection systems and technologies nationally.  Justin has extensive experience in the design, installation and commissioning of ‘Special Hazard’ fire safety systems including gaseous agent systems, water spray, water mist and foam systems – particularly for mission critical facilities such as data centres.  Prior to his current role, Justin led Wormald’s Engineering Support Group in Asia, where he supported the installation and service businesses in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Korea, India and the UAE.

Tony Jones.TONY JONES is Regional Operations Manager with Wormald and is responsible for the day to day operations of Wormald’s engineering, defence, training and rescue businesses.  Tony joined Wormald in 2002 and has over 20 years experience in the fire protection industry. Prior to joining Wormald, Tony was an accredited building surveyor and an associate of a building consultancy business. Tony holds a Masters Degree in Fire Safety & Design, a Graduate Certificate in Performance Based Building & Fire Codes and a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health). Tony is currently undertaking an MBA.

Steve Oxley, WormaldSTEVE OXLEY is Wormald’s National Product Manager for Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems. Steve is responsible for vehicle system design and development, troubleshooting, fire risk assessments and sales and training both nationally and internationally. Steve joined Wormald in 1976 and has over 30 years’ experience in the vehicle fire suppression industry.  Steve is an active member of the Fire Protection Association of Australia, Technical Advisory Committee, TAC11/22 – Special Hazard Fire Protection – and the Technical Committee FP-022 for the Australian Standard AS5062-2006 – Fire Protection for Mobile and Transportable Equipment.

Bill AdamopoulosBILL ADAMOPOULOS is the National Accounts Group Sales Manager for Wormald’s parent company, Tyco Integrated Fire and Security. Bill is responsible for maintaining and growing the overall value of Tyco’s National Accounts, ensuring a smooth transition into Tyco’s framework and identifying new National Account opportunities.  Bill has been in the Tyco Australia business for over nine years. His roles have included management of the Wormald Fire National Accounts Team,  National Account Manager and National Business Development Manager. Bill brings with over 20 years of sales and technical expertise in a diverse range of roles, market segments and industries to the Tyco Fire and Security Business