Date: January 2010
Date of Birth: 28 September 1935
Business Address: Adna Pty Limited
ABN 45 001 357 937
Marital Status: Married, wife Suzanne [3 daughters + 12 grandchildren]
Subtertiary Education: Brisbane Grammar School
Tertiary Education: QIT School of Mechanical Engineering - Graduated 1958
Profession: Registered Chartered Professional Engineer
NPER-3 607283 Australia, 69073991 UK The Engineering Council
Occupation: Consulting Engineer
Directorships: Adna Pty Limited ACN 001 357 937
Entherm Pty Ltd ACN 003 002 024
Society Memberships: Fellow Institution of Engineers Australia

Member Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Member American Society Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Engineers

Life Member of Australian Institute Refrigeration Air Conditioning&Heating
Appointments: Justice of the Peace NSW
Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International
Club Memberships: The Brisbane Club

Work Experience:

1954 - 58 Cadet Engineer, Evans Deakin & Co Ltd Brisbane
1959 - 60 Design Engineer, Evans Deakin & Co Ltd
1960 - 61 Design Engineer, York Air Conditioning, Brisbane
1961 - 67 Queensland Manager, York Division Borg Warner
1967 Special Project Engineer, York Corp. USA
1968 - 72 Australian Contracts Manager, York Division Borg Warner
1972 - 1993 Chairman & Managing Director Optimus Group
  1972 Founded Siganto & Stacey Aust P/L changed name to Optimus 1992
  1978 Founded Pyrecon after initial IR&D programme in SFBC
  1988 Founded Entherm to market Pyrecon developed SFBC technology
1993 - 2001 Chairman, Optimus Pty Limited
[resigned 1 May 2001 with Sale of Optimus]
Current Chairman, Entherm Pty Ltd
  Principal, Adna Pty Limited, Consulting Engineers.

Industry / Professional Committee Appointments:

1961 - 68 Committee Member, ACCA (Air Conditioning Council of Australia)
1965 - 68 Queensland President AMCA (Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors Assn.)
1965 - 66 Queensland President AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditiong Heating)
1965 - 69 Federal Councillor, AIRAH
1975 2000 AIRAH representative Standards Association of Australia
1975 - 79 Committee Member, BD41 SAA (Standards Association of Australia)
BD41 committee drew up original Mechanical Ventilation Code for Australia AS1668 Parts 1 & 2 1979.
1988 - 91 Committee Member, ME62 SAA (Standards Association of Australia)
ME62 committee drew up revised AS1668 Parts 1 & 2 1991
1992 - 94 Chairman, ME62/6 SAA (Standards Association of Australia)
ME62/6 committee drew up original Australian ductwork standard AS4254.
1992 - 96 Committee Member , ME62/2 (Standards Association of Australia)
ME62/2 committee revising current AS1668 Part2 -1991 Standard.

Industry / Professional Awards

1993 Australian Design Awards
Design Mark for Optimus Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Modules
1994 AMCA Award as a Founder of Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association in Australia
1995 Institution of Engineers Aust. NSW Division
Engineering Excellence Award - Heritage
Air Conditioning & Mechanical Ventilation Capitol Theatre.
Awarded to Optimus with Smeed as the Designer
1995 Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditiong and Heating
W.R.Ahern Award
for best published technical paper 'Operating Theatre Air Conditioning'
1996 IEAust. National Engineering Excellence Awards
The Sir William Hudson Award 'for the most outstanding engineering achievement in Australia recognised by the Institution of Engineers Aust in 1996 for the Capitol Theatre Air Conditioning Project'.
Awarded to Optimus with Smeed as the Designer
1996 Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditiong and Heating
James Harrison Medal
for outstanding contribution to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry
2009 Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditiong and Heating
Life Membership
In recognition of contribution to HVAC industry development
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