MARK GOWANS is managing director of Wormald Australia. He is responsible for the day to day operations of companies trading under the Wormald, Exelgard, Simplex and GAAM brands. Mark joined Tyco in 2001 after an eight year term as the australian general manager for Rentokil Initial PLC. Mark has in excess of 20 years business to business service, sales and operations experience at branch, state and national levels. He is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Institute of Management fellow and member of Association for Services Management International.
GARRY KWOK is national manager of Wormald Australia’s Technical Services Group. Garry is responsible for the day to day operations of the technical group which ensures compliance of Wormald’s fire protection products and systems. Garry joined Wormald in 2008 and has over 19 years’ engineering experience spanning across structural design, project management, building materials development, construction and fire related standards and codes development. Garry is a qualified civil/structural engineer and is chairman of the Fire Protection Association Australia’s NSW Division and chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee for Fire Sprinklers, Hydrants & Pumps.
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 is engineering, defence, training and rescue 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 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.