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Matt Warner

Managing Director

Matt Warner

Managing Director

After a decade spent working as a fabrication and engineering professional, Matt identified an opportunity in the energy service industry for a specialised heavy fabrication and inspection provider that could deliver the full concept to commission quality services. And so Obadare was born. Matt is an industry pioneer and has devised several mechanical solutions unseen anywhere else in the market for testing and operating equipment more efficiently. He has a deep and comprehensive understanding of industry best-practice, trends, pressures and demands. Matt is responsible for guiding the company's strategic direction and providing oversight at a project level. He is a dynamic leader and drives Obadare to achieve high quality results in a safe and environmentally friendly manner on all of its projects.

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Stephen Lucht

Operations Manager

Stephen Lucht

Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Stephen brings a wealth of operational, financial and human resources skills to the business here at Obadare. Having worked in the coal seam gas and mining area, along with running a large manufacturing plant previously, Stephen's background is a perfect fit for the business. Stephen holds degree qualifications with a Bachelor of Business (USQ) and has his Diploma in Quality Auditing, along with a number of other industry specific training courses and business skill set. Stephen is responsible for the operational areas of the business including project management, staff attraction and retention, workshop planning and review and the overall running of the business. His role will liaise with Matt and the Sales team to ensure that work is booked into the workshop in an efficient manner and will keep clients updated and aware through the job life cycle.

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Kevin Jonah

Product Manager - Rig Spread

Kevin Jonah

Product Manager - Rig Spread 

Kevin is an accomplished vice president level executive with 18 year track record of successful, strategic and tactical leadership within the oil and gas industry, both domestically and internationally. As the Product Manager for our Rig Spreads Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and a highly refined skill set to the Obadare team. With an expertise in establishing technical differentiation and extensive industry experience Kevin spearheads all our Rig Spread operations and is always commitment to achieving excellence.

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Jiel Case

Engineering Manager

Jiel Case

Engineering Manager

With over seven years’ experience in the industry in a variety of roles, Jiel is a highly-motivated mechanical engineer with well-developed technical and project management skills. His experience covers a range of engineering and fabrication projects to service the transport, drilling and energy sectors. He has obtained hands-on experience during major installation, commissioning and maintenance projects in the CSG gas fields before turning his attention to design and inspection projects. His ability to lead and work with engineering and production teams has seen him complete a wide range of high-quality engineering projects.

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Michael Winner

Production Manager

Michael Winner

Production Manager

Mick Winner has come back on board with Obadare in 2018, to help drive the operational and production outcomes of the business. Mick’s in-depth welding and manufacturing knowledge will see Obadare continue to deliver high-quality products at efficient delivery times.

Having spent time with firms such as Russell Mineral Equipment, Mick’s experience and discipline will coordinate our scheduling, drive our production teams and liaise with our customers to achieve the desired delivery dates. Having a passion for safety and quality, Mick is the right person to be leading our production team forward into the next phase of growth.

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Nick Jeffrey

Quality and Safety Coordinator

Nick Jeffrey

Quality and Safety Coordinator

Taking on the vital role of quality and safety coordinator, Nick Jeffrey brings a wealth of experience to the role. Nick’s career started out on the tools within a trade qualified role, however over time he moved throughout supervisory, quality control and safety representative positions. Nick has held management and supervisory roles in the past, has over 6 years of experience with the manufacturing industry and is passionate about quality, safety and the environment.

Nick currently holds his certificate IV in training and assessing, certificate IV in occupational health and safety, lead auditor for quality systems and is a return to work and rehabilitation coordinator. Nick is a key member within our production and operations team, proactively promoting quality and safety throughout the business.

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Brad Kucks

Contracts Administrator/Welding Supervisor

Brad Kucks

Contracts Administrator/Welding Supervisor

As Contracts Administrator and Welding Supervisor, Brad Kucks delivers client’s project requirements and high level project execution skills in his role with Obadare. Originally a trade qualified boilermaker, Brad has built upon his trade skills by securing his AS 2214 Structural Supervisors Ticket, International Welding Specialist Qualification and is currently undertaking his AS 1796 Certificate 10 training. Brads strengths are in steel manufacturing, weld procedure conformance, procurement and contract management. 

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Ivan Wang

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Ivan Wang

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Ivan has an extensive background in designing drill rigs and associated equipment, fabrication and certification; Structural Analysis, Finite Element Analysis and engineering calculations. Ivan adds a wealth of industry experience in his use of Solidworks, AutoCAD, ANSYS, MathCAD, S-Frame, SAFI, CATIA and Pro/E. He has been working in mechanical design for over 10 years and holds a Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering and a Master's in Mechanical Engineering. Ivan oversees all of the Mechanical Engineering aspects of our projects ensuring they are executed at the very best global industry standards.

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Evan Maunder

Machining Supervisor

Evan Maunder

Machining Supervisor

Evan is an experienced fitter and machinist by trade, with 18 years’ experience in machining, fabrication and maintenance. He has special experience in oil and gas, drill stem manufacturing and repairs including drill rig maintenance upgrades. The addition of non-destructive examination qualifications and TH HILL DS1 training provides Evan broad experience and valuable insight - rarely encountered by frequently admired. Evan’s collaborative teamwork ethic and strict time management skills  enable him to lead and cooperate within teams, and meet all deadlines. His management of the workshop, machine shop and onsite operations are exceptional, making him a valuable asset to Obadare.

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John Lynch

Estimator / PM

John Lynch

Estimator / PM

John Lynch is a qualified mechanical engineer with extensive background in mining, oil and gas projects. With a skill set comprising of estimating, front end engineering, project management and budget controls, he is well suited to the style of work Obadare perform. John spent over six years with construction firm Goodline with a project highlight being the Santos Roma Hub and Field Development project in which he worked both in a seconded role with the client as well as going on to manage the project for Goodline. All aspects of project management and estimating is covered by John’s background and experience. 

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