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Our People

The people who make up EXGROUP are the organisation’s strength. 


Wolfgang Weber


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 Raymond


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.

Gabe Alves



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.




Jon has over 10 years experience in project resourcing and recruiting for heavy industrial sectors including Power and O&G. This spans all across the EMEA and APAC regions for both onshore and offshore large scale projects.


He has a deep understanding of the Australian resources and recruitment markets and trends, bringing a strong network, and constantly implementing specialised recruitment strategies and resourcing campaigns.


Jon is sales and solutions focused, using his interpersonal skills ensuring strong relationships are built across the EXGROUP client base as well as talent pools for our projects.

Cameron Robertson



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 Forward


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


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 Morgan


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.

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