Leadership Team

IAN GIBBS

Executive General Manager

Ian joined RCR in 1988 and has performed numerous senior management roles as well as positions in product development, project management and design. Ian was appointed General Manager of the RCR in 2001.

Ian’s career spans over 45 years in the industry, previously working for Telecom Australia (Telstra) for 13 years.

BILL BROWN

Operations Manager

Bill commenced his role with RCR in March 2007 with more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry, covering fixed and mobile mining plant and project management.

Bill has previously held business development positions as well as senior maintenance and operational management positions within the gold, mineral sands and metalliferous mining operations in underground and open pit mining, plus concentrator process plants.

Bill holds a Diploma in Project Management and Entrepreneurship.

MIKE HINMAN

Operations Manager

Mike commenced his role with RCR in July 2014 after more than 25 years’ experience in high volume / batch manufacturing, mobile equipment sales / hire and maintenance industries.

He has previously held positions including General Manager across multiple disciplined national and international companies. Mike is responsible for the Welshpool operations at both RCR Mining Technologies and RCR Heat Treatment’s workshops servicing mining, oil and gas and general industrial market sectors.

Mike holds an MBA, as well as a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Management.

COLIN HARDY

Commercial Manager

Colin commenced his role with RCR in May 2018 after more than 25 years’ experience in construction and maintenance within the minerals and energy sectors.

Colin has held positions for leading organisations including the National Commercial Manager of UGL Resources and WA/NT Contracts Manager with Thiess. Prior to his commercial and contracts management positions, Colin held roles in financial management.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Business and is a member of CPA Australia.

CAROLYN WOODLAND

HSE Manager

Carolyn joined RCR in October 2008 with seven years’ experience in safety.

Carolyn comes from a trade background which gives her a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between business requirements and safety at a practical level.

Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health, a Diploma in Training and Assessing as well as a Diploma in Environmental Management.

LES COSTA

Quality & Systems Manager

Les joined RCR in February 2004 after more than 18 years in a similar quality and systems management role.

Les maintains, develops, and implements RCR’s ISO 9001 Quality Management System and manages the root cause and corrective action program for both internal and external audit findings. He also oversees the technology used within the business and makes decisions about computer hardware / software installations, maintenance and upgrades of devices used in the workplace.

NEVILLE KELLY

Business Development Manager – Mining Technologies

Neville commenced his role with RCR in March 2011, after more than 25 years supporting the industrial and mining industry.

Neville has held roles covering technical, design and business development for international and national level businesses prior to joining the business.

Neville holds a Trade Certificate in Plant Mechanics, a Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering and a Degree in Business (Hons) from the University of Western Australia.

LEON GRIFFITHS

Business Development Manager – Heat Treatment

Leon commenced his role with RCR in September 2010, after more than 24 years’ experience in the mining industry.

Leon’s previous roles include business development positions for a leading international industrial drives manufacturer as well as an operational management and business development role with a local Western Australian industrial hydraulics company.

Leon is a Mechanical Fitter by trade and has a Diploma in Management.

ELIA KHOURY

Design Manager OEM & Materials Handling

Elia commenced with RCR in November 2007. Since joining the company 13 years ago, he has held numerous roles including Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Assistant Project Manager of a major EPC project, and currently Engineering Manager.

Elia holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and is a Member of Engineers Australia.

SHANE VINCENT

Product Support Manager

Shane joined RCR in March 2014 with more than 24 years of experience in mining maintenance, focusing predominantly on drilling both exploration and underground production.

As Product Support Manager, Shane focusses on the support of products, brand reliability and customers satisfaction.

He has previously held numerous roles in maintenance management and supervision.

SHANE WALKER

OEM Projects & Estimating Manager

Shane commenced with RCR in January 2006 after spending 20 years in the construction industry in Southern Africa and Australia.

Over the past 35 years, Shane has held several positions including designer, estimator, project manager and management roles both in the construction and OEM mining equipment manufacturing industry.

Shane holds a Diploma in Architecture, Project Management and Management.

MICHAEL LEAHY

Workshop Manager – Heat Treatment

Michael commenced his role as Workshop Manager of RCR Heat Treatment in 2002 following varied experience as a Metallurgist and Technical Manager in industrial research and foundries.

In recent years his role has expanded to include management of heat treatment services Australia wide.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Queensland.

PASCAL VAN DALEN

Finance Manager

Pascal commenced with RCR in 2016 and has 15 years’ experience in mining and refining industries.

Pascal has held various senior finance roles contributing to site operational management and, including Financial Controller for Alcoa of Australia’s Bauxite Operations.

Pascal is a Chartered Accountant with experience in Insolvency and Debt Restructuring.