About Key

We strive for excellence in every engagement and have a genuine love for what we do. We deliver valuable, quantifiable results efficiently and effectively, providing the best service for our clients while maintaining our reputation as switched-on and hands-on engineers. Flexible across all industries, we focus on providing operational improvements to make the most of existing assets by optimising productivity.

Mission Statement & Vision

What we are here for

Our people are on a mission to unlock the potential of assets, processes and systems.

Our vision is to optimise every single industrial processing facility in the world.

What we consider valuable

Our Values & Behaviours

Our values & behaviours are what support our vision, shape our culture, and reflect what we all at Key Engineering value most.

Our Values and Behaviours
Our Values - Challenge Accepted
Our Values - All for one
Our values - Keep our word
Our Values - Expand The Box

Our Leadership Team 

Wilson Florez

Wilson Florez

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Wilson’s exceptional energy and passion for improvement can only be described as infectious.

As a process control engineer from the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia, he has worked in various sectors in both his native Colombia and his new home, here in Australia.

He is a successful project manager, engineer, and consultant who always strives to deliver value in everything that he does and creates. Fascinated by the type of leadership that inspires action, he constantly seeks to develop people’s skills and share knowledge.

Wilson’s hard work, optimism, and motivation has attracted the attention of every customer he has worked for and colleague he has worked with.

Andre Gibson

Andre Gibson

Co-Founder & Technical Director

Andre is one of the Founding partners of Key Engineering Solutions, delivering optimisation for automation, process control, and instrumentation.

With two Bachelor degrees from the University of Western Australia in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in conjunction with many years working for BHP, Andre is an expert Process Control Engineer and now a business owner. The creation of Key Engineering Solutions has allowed Andre to share his extensive knowledge in process control and create a company founded on quick, efficient, and quantifiable results.

Andre’s ultimate goals for the future of Key Engineering Solutions is to be known as a company with impeccable standards, both professionally and ethically, ensuring every client receives maximum exceptional service.

Hans Van Beesten

Hans Van Beesten

Fort Support Director

Hans is a highly proficient Senior Process Control Engineer with over 20 years of experience in control system design, development, testing, commissioning, and implementation.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, his focus is always on the physical result, instead of the control system itself. The important thing is that the client receives a solution that works and exceeds their expectation.

His experience from working in different industries, like manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and mining, in conjunction with his simplistic approach are ingredients for the best possible results.

Craig Lindsay-Rae

Craig Lindsay-Rae

Non-Executive Director

 

Craig is a Director of Murray Engineering and Byrnecut Groups of companies, and a valuable member of the board at Austmine, the premier representative body of the METS sector in Australia.

With his 39 years of experience as a director in both private and public companies across Australia and South Africa, Craig brings unparalleled expertise to the table. His specialisation lies in international mergers and acquisitions, as well as business development in the realms of distribution, engineering, and manufacturing.

Craig’s strategic vision and extensive background make him a driving force in steering companies toward success, with a keen focus on global growth and development.

Michael Rose

Michael Rose

Non-Executive Director

Michael is a results-driven mining business leader renowned for operational excellence. With his proven track record, Michael excels in leading transformative change, creating efficient and safe working environments, and implementing strategic initiatives.

His collaborative and influential leadership style has fostered high morale, respect, and trust within teams, all while prioritizing safety excellence, business efficiency, and stakeholder requirements.

Michael’s ability to solve complex problems and manage risk underscores his commitment to delivering exceptional results and building a culture of success.

Aleisha Olden

Aleisha Olden

People & Care Leader

Aleisha is a bubbly and down to earth character that consistently utilises her expertise in all things business related to keep the company functioning at its optimum performance.

With over 10 years’ experience in business administration and positions within the mining sector Aleisha understands the operations and procedures necessary to maintain a safe and incident free work environment.

Her can-do attitude and determined nature make her a great asset to Key team.

Our Team

Paola Avendano

Paola Avendano

Senior Account Manager

 

Paola is an innovative and resourceful Industrial engineer with more than 5 years of experience in manufacturing and customer experience solutions. She has handled various projects successfully with her critical thinking, organisational skills, and commitment.

She is convinced that optimal results will be obtained by bringing the best out of each team member and the “expand the box” thinking.

With her versatility, passion, and adaptability to any challenging situation, she has been one of the Key team assets.

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Account Manager

 

Michael is a Junior Account Manger and recent Commerce graduate who majored in Economics and Business management. With 10 years’ experience in the customer service industry across a variety of roles, he is able to communicate with all people.

Michael is an adaptable individual who has the ability to quickly learn new skills. He is motivated, enthusiastic and goal driven. His previous experiences has given him the ability to work well within a team environment, as well as achieving individual tasks in an efficient manner.

Michael believes that understanding the needs of the customer is paramount to the success of a project and maintaining relationships is the key to growth.

Bruno Nari

Bruno Nari

Project Management Specialist

As a Project Management Specialist with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Bruno is driven by a passion for process optimisation and continuous improvement. With a background in project management and diverse production-related roles within manufacturing and engineering, Bruno brings a cross-functional approach to every endeavour.

He thrives on collaboration, embracing a friendly and open attitude while leveraging his strong organizational and planning skills to successfully manage projects and identify improvement opportunities.

Bruno’s data-driven mindset guides him to firmly believe in the principle that without measurement, there can be no control, and without control, there can be no improvement. This philosophy empowers him to drive effective and efficient project outcomes with a focus on tangible results and continuous growth.

Michael Soliman

Michael Soliman

Principal Process Control Engineer

Michael is a highly proficient Senior Process Control Engineer with over 10 years of experience in control system design, development, testing, commissioning, and implementation.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, his focus is always on delivering optimisation for automation, process control, and instrumentation.

His experience from working in different industries, like manufacturing, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and mining, in conjunction with his challenging approach are ingredients for the best possible results.

Jeremy Wearn

Jeremy Wearn

Senior Process Control Engineer

Jeremy is an enthusiastic and dynamic engineer known for his remarkable precision and dedication. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Mechatronics as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Motorsports. Jeremy has around eight years of experience in mechanical design, electronics IOT, automation and process control.

Within our team, Jeremy collaborates closely with senior process control engineers, utilising his extensive knowledge of PLCs and DCS. Together, they tackle complex projects related to automation and process control, ensuring seamless operations and optimal efficiency.

Brent Smith

Brent Smith

Senior Process Control Engineer

Brent is a Process Control Engineer that is always eager to advance and grow his personal and professional experience and knowledge. He dives into any challenge with a smile on his face and a positive outlook. His ability to learn new skills and apply his critical thinking to problem-solving makes him a diverse asset that is an addition to any project or team.

Brent enjoys overcoming challenges that are considered impossible, creating/ inventing new tools and processes, and automating repetitive tasks to make any project as streamlined and pain-free as possible.

Miket Nagda

Miket Nagda

Process Control Engineer

Miket is an outgoing and social individual with a keen interest in social media and digital art and truly enjoys people interaction.

As a Process Control Engineer, having worked on various projects within the Mining and Industrial Manufacturing sector, Miket has further developed his skills and experience in PLC and SCADA programming and troubleshooting, Systems Administration and Network Engineering.

His previous experience with Relationship Development, Account Management and Technical Recruitment in the resources sector focusing on Process Control and Industrial Automation, Process and Chemical Engineering and EPC/EPCM Multi-Discipline Engineering has also allowed him to support Key’s Operational Teams to ensure continuity and growth of our professional services by further developing new and existing customer relationships.

Hitesh Barde

Hitesh Barde

Process Control Engineer

 

Hitesh is a Process Control Engineer with a Master’s degree in instrumentation and control. He is an enthusiastic, resourceful, dedicated and driven engineer. His good problem-solving techniques, positive attitude and willingness to work hard make him a valuable addition to the team.

He believes that teamwork and working collectively towards a common goal would help the company thrive.

 

Colette Lisutu

Colette Lisutu

Process Control Engineer

Colette is an organized, diligent, and driven Process Control Engineer, with a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering and is always thriving to go above and beyond what is expected. She is a confident young professional with an excellent eye for detail, and a great ability to work well within a team.

Colette has experience in the Mining industry and is well versed in networking systems as well as PLC and SCADA programming. Her experience coupled with her eagerness to continue learning and ability to adapt quickly in dynamic and challenging environments makes her an asset in the Key team.

 

Ken Yong

Ken Yong

Process Control Engineer

Ken is a passionate and driven process control engineer with 5 years of experience in oil and gas, chemical processing plant and shipbuilding industry. With a Bachelor degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and experience with PLC and SCADA programming, control system design, test and commissioning.

Ken is always keen to explore to different industries and I believe that is how you should learn as an engineer.

 

Pedro Rosa

Pedro Rosa

Process Control Engineer

Pedro is a highly enthusiastic Process Control Engineer with over 8 years industrial experience in E&IC fields across Brazil, Canada and Europe.

He is strongly committed with developing Automation Projects and Maintenance/Troubleshooting, having worked throughout a broad range of industries, including Oil and Gas, Material Handling, Power Generation, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Dairy, Steel Manufacturing and Water Distribution Plants.

Pedro has attainted a Bachelor in Control and Automation Engineering, and is proficient in English, Spanish and Portuguese. His previous experience has given him the skills to lead teams to successful project completion, within multiple international companies.

Kent Cartagena

Kent Cartagena

Process Control Engineer

Kent is a highly accomplished process control engineer with a robust educational background, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Electromechanical Technology with a major in Mechatronics, a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, and soon, a Master’s in Industrial Technology and Operation with a focus on Operations Technology.

He brings over 8 years of valuable experience from roles in Power Plants, water treatment, materials handling, and Boiler and Turbine systems within the Controls and Instrumentation Department. With a prior role as a Distributed Controls Systems Engineer, Kent is well-versed in DCS, PLC, and instrumentation, having managed the control systems of an entire power plant.

Kent is known for his approachable and friendly demeanour, reflecting his commitment to fostering cohesive teamwork and maintaining project timeliness.

Mthulisi Thenga

Mthulisi Thenga

Process Control Engineer

 

Mthulisi is a highly accomplished Engineer, with a diverse background in industrial automation and maintenance. With expertise in motion control, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and electrical power installations, he brings a wealth of experience to the table. Mthulisi has over 7 years of experience in automation, electrical & control systems across various industries including FMCG, Oil & Gas, Steel, Mining, Water Treatment, and Power Plant.

Mthulisi’s passion for his work is evident in his approach to projects, always striving for excellence and success. He takes a “whatever-it-takes” philosophy, ensuring that projects are completed with the utmost dedication and efficiency.

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Navdeep Singh

Navdeep Singh

Process Control Engineer

 

Navdeep, a Process Control Engineer, he holds a Master’s degree in Instrumentation and Control from Murdoch University and has three years of industrial experience. He is known for his positive attitude, resourcefulness, and goal-oriented approach, Navdeep actively seeks opportunities in challenging environments.

His background includes work as a Commissioning Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry, Chemical and Fertilizer manufacturing, and Bulk Storage sectors, showcasing his versatile expertise and dedication.

Claudio Timpano

Claudio Timpano

Process Control Engineer

 

Claudio is a highly skilled and experienced professional with exceptional electrical and technical abilities combined with valuable
automation experience including extensive knowledge in plant wiring. He has gained most of his experience within commercial and industrial construction projects. After arriving from Italy, Claudio approached the Australian industry by going back to study an Advance Diploma in Engineering Electrical Technology, to further his knowledge.

He is always ready for a new challenge and likes to learn new ways to solve problems. He is adaptable, enthusiastic, a fast learner and his positive attitude to challenges is a great fit at Key.

Kyle Muller

Kyle Muller

Process Control Engineer

 

Kyle is an eager and meticulous process control engineer who pursues excellence in his professional and personal development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Curtin University and has experience in control system design, testing and commissioning, as well as remote operations SCADA environment development. His methodical approach to problem-solving is complemented by a willingness to explore new solutions, bringing flexibility and creativity to every new challenge he faces.

Kyle is passionate about leveraging technical innovation and advancements in automation to bring about positive social change. He enjoys creating new tools that optimise performance and sustainability. His fun and easy-going energy allows him to build rapport with clients and achieve success through integrating diversity and driving cohesive teamwork.

 

Sung Kyung Lee

Sung Kyung Lee

Junior Process Control Engineer

Sung Kyung Lee, is a determined and inquisitive Junior Process Control Engineer from South Korea. He is driven by a passion for engineering and a desire to excel in the field.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, Sung Kyung brings a solid foundation in mechanical engineering principles and control system integration.

His enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, and problem-solving abilities make him a valuable asset to any team. Sung Kyung’s goal is to continually enhance his skills and knowledge to become an industry expert.

Lina Tirado

Lina Tirado

Business Analyst

Lina is a dynamic and highly motivated Business Analyst with a passion for driving organisational success and achieving results in complex business environments. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in commerce and more than 5 years of work experience, she has developed a diverse skillset which empowers her to tackle challenges head-on, utilising effective communication, planning, and creative problem-solving.

Building strong relationships is at the core of her work and strives for 100% client satisfaction in every interaction. Lina is a proactive and innovative team player who thrives in high-pressure situations and excel at providing optimal support to business leaders.

Alexandra Hernandez

Alexandra Hernandez

Business Analyst

 

Alexandra is a driven and reliable individual, committed to achieving her personal and professional goals. With studies in Business administration, and business information systems and more than 5 years of work experience in customer service roles, she developed good people where skills and teamwork skills.

Alexandra is always ready for a new challenge and new opportunities to grow, not just for herself but for Key Engineering Solutions. Alexandra is a good listener and has shown to be patient and resilient.

 

Magdalena Amoretti

Magdalena Amoretti

Business Analyst

 

Magdalena is an organised and enthusiastic Industrial Engineer, committed to ongoing professional development.

She is always very optimistic and likes to face new challenges head  on getting out of her comfort zone.

She demonstrates a keen ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and ensure the success of her work.

With more than 4 years of experience in different industries in Argentina including wineries, software, and engineering consulting companies, she provides a diverse skillset and new perspectives for the team to think outside the box.

Magdalena is passionate about process optimisation and continuous improvement and believes that there is always an opportunity for growth and improvement.

Melisa Lianto

Melisa Lianto

Data Analyst

 

Melisa is a Data Analyst with a Master’s degree in Data Science. She is a highly motivated and passionate individual who is always ready for new challenges.

Her ability to adapt and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment gives her the edge to venture into new fields and technologies. She is committed to delivering the highest quality solution backed by her analytical mind.

Melisa is an excellent team player who is eager to grow personally and professionally by constantly learning from experiences and experts in the industry.

Nathan Boonman

Nathan Boonman

Senior Project Engineer

Nathan is an experienced, qualified, and result-oriented Senior Project Engineer, with over 20 years of experience including process improvement, project management, software and communications.

He is a result-oriented person with strong technical knowledge and the ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines. Nathan brings a wealth of experience to our team of engineers.

Nathan is very diligent in concerns of workplace safety with extensive experience in HSE frameworks and is passionate about systems and process improvement.

Douglas Changwo

Douglas Changwo

Project Engineer

Douglas is a Project Engineer in the Engine A team. He is a driven individual with strong communication skills who is always eager to use an out of the box approach to resolving challenges.

His ability to engage with stakeholders and simplify complex problems gives him the edge in resolving difficult challenges and provides the edge in producing top quality results in the areas of project delivery while his enthusiasm makes him a great asset to the Engine A team.

Douglas is an excellent team player who is always eager to learn, improve and challenge himself to take on the daily challenges and rewards in project delivery.

Melizza Morales

Melizza Morales

Project Engineer

 

Melizza is a Petroleum/Project Engineer with experience in Project Management and software application within the Mining and Oil & Gas industry.

She is skilled in various softwares used for production and data analysis. Melizza is passionate about delivering valuable outcomes, she is highly detail-oriented and process-oriented, ensuring that projects are executed with precision and efficiency.

What sets her apart is not just my technical proficiency but also her dedication to clear and concise communication ensuring a thorough understanding of client needs, with an inquisitive an analytical mindset. Melizza is consistently seeking new ways to improve processes, optimise time and enhance project outcomes.

 

Daniel Van Beesten

Daniel Van Beesten

IT Support

Daniel is our IT support driven for excellence. He can be described as a highly motivated and passionate young individual committed to producing work of his highest standard.

His ability to adapt to and learn new systems in a fast-paced environment means Daniel delivers whether working autonomously or in a team. His eagerness to learn is demonstrated through his consistent seeking of self-improvement and his desire to take on new tasks. His curiosity helps the drive of producing quality solutions

His main focus area at Key is IT. Providing equipment and support that the team needs to do their jobs to the highest standard. Daniel has proven invaluable in this sector, consistently providing practical and innovative solutions to problems that he’s been presented with.

 

Carrie Harris

Carrie Harris

People & Care Support

 

Carrie is part of the People and Care Support Team. She is an enthusiastic individual, who is always ready to accept new challenges and learn new skills.

Her ability to adapt and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment means she can work autonomously or in a team. Her eagerness to learn is demonstrated through her consistent seeking of self-improvement and her desire to take on new tasks.

With over 15 years of experience in leadership, and customer service roles, she brings new perspectives and valued skills to the Team. Carrie is an excellent team player who is eager to grow personally and professionally  by constantly learning from experiences and experts in the industry.