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

We unlock potential by improving processes and delivering value to our customers, whilst developing our people and supporting our communities. Our Vision is to change the world’s perspective on how professional services are delivered ethically.

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 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.

Hans Van Beesten

Hans Van Beesten

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.

Andre Gibson

Andre Gibson

Co-Founder & Subject Matter Expert

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.

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.

Carlos Betancur

Carlos Betancur

Project Management & Growth Leader

Carlos is a passionate and motivated Materials Engineer with experience in quality control, raw material procurement planning, production control and commercialisation of industrial services.

With a bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering, graduate diploma in Business Administration, diploma in Project Management and more than 7 years experience in the manufacturing industry in Colombia, Carlos brings to the table highly knowledgeable perspectives and innovative ideas.

He is identified for his bright smile, friendly nature and eagerness to learn, our bilingual (English/Spanish) leader who is always ready for a new challenge.

Miket Nagda

Miket Nagda

Project Management & Growth Specialist

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

He has 7+ years of experience in Relationship Development, Account Management and Technical Recruitment with a demonstrated history working and utilising his skills in the resources sector focusing on Process Control and Industrial Automation, Process and Chemical Engineering and EPC/EPCM Multi-Discipline Engineering.

At Key, Miket supports Key’s Operational Teams to ensure continuity and growth of our ethical professional services by providing sound project management while further developing new and existing customer relationships.

 

Gabriel Pardo

Gabriel Pardo

Project Manager & Growth Specialist

With over 15 years of experience in leadership, engineering and customer experience roles. Gabriel has turned his passion for telecommunications and management into a driven career, succeeding in global leadership roles in management and engineering.

He is avid about delivering excellence and staging exceptional customer experiences with the goal of building loyalty and turning customers into satisfied clients.

Gabriel is a visionary leader who has the ability to motivate others, by understanding every aspect of the business operations, his skills about complex problem solving, has giving him the edge to deliver successful projects to the Mining, Oil & Gas Industries.

“You have to give it 100%, and you have to be committed. Solving the problem has to be personal or else you’re not going to succeed.”

Animesh Dubey

Animesh Dubey

Project Management & Growth Specialist

Dynamic and results-driven, Animesh is highly proficient in all aspects of project delivery. With a passion for technology and innovation, Animesh pairs his exemplary management skills with a sharp focus on leveraging technology to accelerate projects and value for Key’s clients.

Never shying away from new challenges or expanding his knowledge base, Animesh has collaborated in numerous various technology projects. A few include Fleet Management Systems, Payload Monitoring, Long Term Evolution Networks, Industrial IoT, and Waste to Energy. He also thoroughly enjoys the people aspect of projects and believes the best way to build and maintain professional relationships is by delivering on his promises with consistent transparency and accountability.

Besides work, Animesh is passionate about travelling and nature. Indian by birth, but Aussie since youth (with a dash of Kiwi), he’s travelled to 30 countries so far and counting (he seems to think that’s impressive, anyway!). He loves meeting people from all walks and understanding what life, and most importantly food, is like in all corners of the globe.

Gary Namestnik

Gary Namestnik

Software Developer Lead

Gary’s passion for programming, combined with his ability to quickly and comprehensively learn new systems, has seen him produce high quality and creative solutions.

Though his educational discipline is in mechanical engineering, Gary has always loved to program in his spare time. This love fostered a change in career to his current role as a software developer.

Starting in a graduate role here at Key, Gary has always looked for ways to advance and complete an ever-growing range of technological skills.

These highly developed skills have seen multiple solutions and systems implemented that highly valued by our customers as well as our internal team.

Parak Sigera

Parak Sigera

Software Developer

Parak is Oracle certified Java Associate, with Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.

Motivated by the drive to stay ahead of the pack through constantly developing and diversifying his already exceptional  technical skills, ranging from web designing to software development.

Parak is excellent team player, who motivates and is motivated  to find “the better way”. Always eager to take on the daily challenges and rewards of innovation and working towards sustainable solutions both internally and externally.

Gal Rose

Gal Rose

Junior Software Developer

Gal is passionate about learning new things, he’s eye for observation and analytical ways of understanding the basics before embarking on a project, giving Gal an important role on contributing to the software development team.

Gal enjoys working as part of the software development team in assisting with internal projects by experiencing a wide range of technologies firsthand.

Gal is also passionate in experimenting a lot of ways to develop web pages and dashboards via backend and frontend frameworks/languages.

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Cleye Jensen

Cleye Jensen

Junior Software Developer

Cleye combines his passion and appetite for all things software with his determined character bringing to Key an intern who doesn’t shy away from a challenge.

A fast learner with a desire for results. His ability to work with a diverse range of programming languages and frameworks has allowed him to consistently exceed expectations in projects he has worked on, including full-stack web applications, system integration and analysing and visualising data.

Cleye’s a friendly, driven and highly inventive young individual who brings great value to the software department.

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Rakhesh Rajagopalan

Rakhesh Rajagopalan

Process Control Engineer

Rakhesh possess a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering and is a member of Engineers Australia. He has over 15 years of overall work experience including 8 years of experience within the Australian mining sector, predominantly in Iron ore and Aluminum.

His experience includes Electrical design, control system design, drafting, PLC and HMI programming, troubleshooting, testing and commissioning.

 “Electrical systems and control systems in particular has fascinated me for a long time. This fascination coupled with a passion to learn provides the drive to perform my day to day activities to the best of my ability in my work life.”

Nelson Nishida

Nelson Nishida

Senior Process Control Engineer

With over 20 years of working experience as a Control Systems Engineer, Nelson has an impressive industry background in Manufacturing, Material Handling, Mining and Oil and Gas projects. This makes Nelson is our “go-to” guy for technical expertise.

Nelson is a passionate and dedicated engineer who values continuous learning.

Michael Soliman

Michael Soliman

Senior 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.

Daniel Van Beesten

Daniel Van Beesten

Junior IT Support

Daniel is our junior 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.

 

Jeremy Wearn

Jeremy Wearn

Process Control Engineer

Jeremy is a passionate, energetic engineer with impeccable attention to detail.

Holding a Bachelors’ in Engineering Mechatronics and Bachelor Technology Motorsports, Jeremy has 5 years’ experience working in the mechanical design and Electronics IOT space, Automation and Process Control.

Jeremy works alongside our senior process control engineers utilizing a multitude of PLCs and DCS systems.

Brian Savina

Brian Savina

Process Control Engineer

Brian is a creative and dedicated engineer with a passion for solving problems and sharing knowledge.

His grounded personality accompanied with a master’s degree in electrical engineering and automation makes him a great asset. He has 12+ years of technical customer support experience which enables him to approach all kinds of tasks with a ‘can do’ attitude as well as cooperative mindset.

Brian is specialised in Citect SCADA automation software, having worked with the product for many years and is always learning about other applications linked to SCADA.  

Amal Saju

Amal Saju

Process Control Engineer

Amal is a creative, energetic and dedicated young engineer with a passion for learning.

His bubbly personality accompanied with a master’s degree in Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control makes Amal invaluable to any team! He brings detailed and inventive ideas to the table promising innovation and results.

Amal works hand in hand alongside senior process control engineers, learning and experiencing the wide range of technologies available in the process control industry through hands-on experience.

Andres Escobar

Andres Escobar

Junior People & Care Support

Andres is a Junior in our People & Care Support team. He is an enthusiastic young individual who always ready to accept a challenge.

His ability to think outside of the box, gives him the edge to produce top quality results in the areas of application development while his compassion makes him a great asset to the People & Care team.

Andres is an excellent team player who is always eager to take on the daily challenges and rewards in improving processes.