The people who make up EXGROUP are the organisation’s strength.
Wolfgang is a control valve and severe service expert with over 30 years in the valve and industrial sectors. Wolfgang was instrumental in setting up Samson Australia and Masoneilan Australia over his tenure as Service Manager for some of the largest representatives in Australia.
Wolfgang has worked on almost every type of valve and has experience in most mechanical fields. His background in German automotive engineering and multiple valve start-up companies focuses his drive for quality, health and safety to the highest levels of excellence.
Erik is a valve expert with expertise in design and applications. Erik has 20 years of industry experience in design, field service, repairs and maintenance for various types of operational plants in the oil and gas, power generation and petrochemical fields.
Erik is working on his second start up and has been able to demonstrate EXCELLENCE in building a business that uses innovation and cutting-edge technology to deliver the best expertise and experience to the industry.
Tony joined EXGROUP as General Manager after an extensive international career with the EPC contractor, Bechtel. Tony’s background includes over 30 years of experience in engineering, construction and management of major resource projects including the following positions: Project Director, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Six Sigma black belt, and Managing Director for a sustaining capital business.
Tony has worked in heavy industrial sectors including oil and gas, infrastructure, mining and metals and defence. His experience has been gained on projects including the Channel Tunnel UK, a major airport in Saudi Arabia, a gold and copper mine in PNG, a Brownfields Alumina refinery expansion in WA, an Aluminium Smelter in Victoria, Project Management consulting to Australian Defence, and the Wheatstone LNG Project, WA.
Leading the technology arm of the group, Gabe has over 20 years of experience working with technology in the Oil and Gas, Mining, and Utility sectors with a large part of his career working for global EPC contractor Bechtel. His experience includes the management of technical teams across IT infrastructure, software, and continuous improvement projects in operations, and working on major projects including Worsley Alumina and the Wheatstone LNG Project.
GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLLER & COMPANY SECRETARY
Mariana Paliu leads the company’s financial strategy and policy, financial and management reporting, treasury, and taxation. She is also instrumental in the ongoing design and implementation of the group’s growth strategy and works closely with the Executive Management Team to ensure the financial side of the business closely aligns to the operational and growth sides.
Mariana brings over 20 years of experience across a wide range of industries, an experienced Senior Finance Manager of mining and construction companies, providing financial and commercial leadership and support. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Australia and New Zealand and a Senior associate of FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australia).
Mariana believes that long term operational and financial strategies which focus on customer relationships, strong service delivery, sustainable growth and prudent fiscal management are the key to ensuring the long-term performance of the Company.
Cameron is a trade qualified fitter and machinist with 20 years experience and expertise in manufacturing on large and small components for the valve, hydraulic, food processing, mining, oil and gas, and power industries.
Cameron spent several years onsite as a specialised valve technician before moving into machinery maintenance. He has been involved in small and large scale projects both on and offshore providing mechanical fitting; flange management; machining works; specialised mechanical services solutions and designing; custom-built machines; and tooling for out-of-the-norm projects.
Cameron prides himself on upholding a high standard of excellence and always providing high attention to detail to all areas of work and family life.
Darren is an expert valve technician excelling in controls and instrumentation. Darren possesses over 25 years experience across all facets of mechanical maintenance and control valve service and repair.
Darren has worked as a Valve Technician for some of Australia’s leading companies including petrochemical and power generation and has transitioned into supervisory and project management roles gaining valuable EXPERIENCE in project execution.
Darren is dedicated to providing excellence and is known in the industry for his integrity, high standards and technical expertise.
Aurelien (Aurie) Benard
VALVEX SOLUTIONS MANAGER
Aurie has over 15 years in the Valve industry in Europe and across Australasia. He brings sales and technical experience from large international private corporations and has extensive experience in the implementation and establishment of a local Australian businesses.
He worked as inside sales for maintenance and projects, then moved to the forefront of the sales force as technical sales representative and business development manager where he looked after customer’s requests, qualifying and following projects from all sizes, and managing long term supply agreements with some of the largest oil & gas producers.
Aurie’s focus will be towards excellence in customer service through teamwork and enhanced communication.
Andrew is a Mechanical Engineer whose expertise in valves and mechanical equipment fit him into the role as the Lead Engineer for EXGROUP.
Andrew is a professional engineer with 11 years experience in construction and commissioning projects. He honed his skills with major maintenance campaigns, leading turnaround teams for several major oil and gas operators.
Andrew’s expertise and experience make for excellence in innovative and practical engineering solutions.