People

  • Peter Brooksbank
    Non Executive Director, Chairman

    Peter is semi-retired, but works in a non-executive director capacity for 5 privately-owned companies, and is a shareholder in 4 of them. He is a former senior executive of Orica (28 years service) and Huntsman Australia, and a former board member of the industry association, PACIA.

  • Jim Hall
    Non Executive Director

    Jim is also semi-retired, but is a non-executive director and shareholder of another private company and has other investment interests. He is a former senior executive of BASF (32 years service), and for a period was responsible for BASF Australia’s polyurethane business.

  • Ron Forsyth
    Chief Financial Officer

    Ron has over 40 years experience in manufacturing industry in Finance, Governance and Strategic Planning within large public companies and US subsidiaries including Pacific Dunlop, Goodyear, Siddons Industries, Email, Monier, Shaw Industries Inc and Huntsman LLC. Ron has operated in a broad range of industries from commodities through light and heavy engineering to fast moving consumer goods with an outstanding track record of exceeding business plans and delivering successful strategy within competitive environments. Ron has served on executive boards with Siddons, Pacific Dunlop/Goodyear, Rocklea Spinning and was director/secretary of each of Huntsman’s four businesses in Australia.

  • Owen Stam
    General Manager

    Worked initially in a laboratory technical role developing his polyurethane formulating skills as well as application experience. Owen built on his technical skills by moving into customer service and then sales oriented roles, servicing large automotive and insulation customers in the Australian polyurethane industry.
    In 2008 Owen was one of three founding directors of Pacific Urethanes and was the key driver in the setup of the manufacturing and commercial functions of the business.
    Owen has four children and in what spare time is left, he spends as a scout leader.

  • Gerard Murray
    Technical Director

    Started work at ICI Organics Division with qualifications in organic and polymer chemistry, as the Polyurethane industry started to rapidly develop. Gerard emigrated to Australia to take up a position of chief chemist at a small systems house and was a major contributor to its growth over 25 years as Technical director and Export manager establishing the company as a major supplier to the LNG insulation industry. Gerard’s focus is now on coordinating Pacific’s Research and Development, global LNG insulation projects and maintaining the companies technical edge.

  • Colin Groom
    Export Market Development Manager (ASEAN)

    Colin has over 30 years of experience in formulating and application in the Polyurethane Industry. He spent his early career in the UK with Marley Foam and W R Grace before moving to Industrial Urethanes South Africa in the early 1980’s with a focus on the automotive industry. Moving to Australia in 2001 Colin broadened his application and formulating skills to include elastomers and rigid foam systems.
    Colin is an avid Tottenham Hotspur supporter in the English Premier League. Tottenham have improved significantly this season which has resulted in a chirpier Colin each Monday morning.

  • Peter Lloyd
    Commercial Manager

    Peter has a degree in Chemistry from Swinburne University, and a post graduate degree in Business from Melbourne University. He has over 15 years’ involvement in the chemical manufacturing industry including the industrial coatings sector. This included problem solving customer application issues as well as streamlining production batches through the manufacturing plant. Peter’s commercial experience involves managing clients such as Amcor and Visy. In addition to direct account management, Peter has also managed the Victorian sales and operations teams for a local chemical manufacturer.
    In his spare time Peter is an enthusiastic diver in and around Melbourne waters.

  • Rob Pullen
    Customer Service and Logistics

    Robert is responsible for the smooth operation of the Pacific Urethanes business, controlling raw material stocks including purchasing, processing customer orders, scheduling manufacture of UrePac systems and dispatch of finished goods. Robert is a very dedicated diligent team member with great attention to detail and customer service. These qualities influence the rest of the Pacific team and contribute to the high standard of customer service that drives the company.

  • Rachael Stam
    Administration

    Rachael has been with Pacific Urethanes since its inception in 2008, and is responsible for office administration and accounts payable. Rachael also ensures that everyone in the pacific Urethanes team is meeting their ISO9001 and ISO14001 obligations.

  • Lisa Code
    Laboratory Technician

    Lisa Code joined the Pacific Urethanes team in January and has already had a significant impact on the efficient operation of our laboratory. Lisa has many years of experience in the polyurethane industry working with Gerard and Owen. She then took timeout to start a family and spent 4 years in the United States with her husband Simon in South Carolina.
    Quality Control, sample development and preparation together with general laboratory management are Lisa’s main focus.

  • Sam Crea
    Production

    Sam is primarily responsible for the manufacture of our UrePac™ range of products and achieving our customers’ delivery targets. Sam has extensive experience in customer relations, working in exotic holiday locations such as Falls Creek and the Otway Fly. Even though he no longer works at Falls Creek, Sam’s passion is heading up to the hills every winter to go snow boarding.

  • Jason Krake
    Production

    Jason is our most recent addition to the team, and is responsible for helping Sam to produce our UrePac polyurethane systems. Jason has experience in a family owned company and has integrated easily into the Pacific Urethanes team.

  • Sadie Lilley
    SA and WA Sales Representative

    Sadie Lilley is responsible for supporting our customers in our South Australian and Western Australian markets. Sadie has a chemistry degree from Melbourne University and over 20 years of experience in technical sales in the polymers industry. Since 2001 Sadie has operated from Adelaide and has also been servicing the Perth area for many years.
    Sadie has been instrumental in improving our customer service in these areas, which is always our most important goal.

  • Trevor Garratt
    Specialist in Polyurethane Machinery

    Trevor has been working with polyurethane manufacturing equipment for over 30 years, and has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the repair, maintenance and  training with these machines. From low pressure to high pressure, mechanical to programming, Trevor is a star machinery technician. Our customers are really appreciating the extra support that Trevor has bought to the business, which has enabled a few of them to avoid lengthy delays in production due to machinery related issues.