About

Our Management Team

Steven Smith

Managing Director

Steven brings a wealth of manufacturing, engineering and project management experience across all sectors to The Advitech Group. Steven has been pivotal in The Group’s growth into the Australian defence sector.

As Managing Director, Steven has overall responsibility for Advitech’s consulting services in engineering design, project management, risk management, functional safety, sustainability and environmental management.

With a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical – First-Class Honours), Steven’s specific areas of expertise include problem analysis, feasibility investigations, engineering assessments, risk management, project development and project management.

Steven has been actively involved in the support of engineering-based manufacturing in the Hunter Region through his involvement with HunterNet – as a Director (1998-2006) and as Chairman (2001-2003). He was also previously a member of the Course Advisory Committee for the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle and was elected Chairman of the Hunter Manufacturing Awards in 2017.

Graeme Hill

Manager, Engineering

Graeme is a chartered mechanical engineer with strong design and engineering management experience from a broad range of industries, generally specialising in bespoke hoisting and lifting systems.

During his career of over twenty five years, Graeme has held technical and managerial roles where he has applied his technical excellence and leadership skills to solve engineering and design problems.

As Advitech’s Manager of Engineering, Graeme is responsible for the team of mechanical, structural and functional safety engineers as well as design drafters. He is directly involved in machine design audits, certification and design registration of person-carrying and high-risk materials hoisting and lifting equipment. This includes mine winding systems, theatrical hoisting systems, elevators and ship-loaders.

Graeme is also responsible for Advitech’s Quality Management System. This includes the development of internal processes, policies and audits to ensure that Advitech retains its ISO:9001 compliance certification.

Andrew David

Manager, Projects

Andrew has over 35 years’ experience in project and contract management, including complex engineering tender submissions and contract negotiation.

He has held technical and senior management roles across a diverse range of industries including explosives delivery, coal handling equipment, telecommunications equipment and services, water and wastewater treatment, major defence equipment and aerospace manufacturing.

Andrew has strong and positive communication skills on both technical and commercial aspects of projects. This combined with his exceptional negotiation skills ensure the project team achieves excellent results – on-time and within budget.

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