Alf has an engineering background with more than 40 years’ experience in process technology and is co-founder of WA Kaolin. He is an experienced and successful businessman, authoring several patents and designs during his extensive career.
Since 1996, Alf has founded and directed a number of companies, including:
- EMC Pacific Aust P/L (EMCPA), Australia’s only manufacturer of power distribution insulators. EMCPA has formed a joint venture to commence manufacture of its products in USA, commencing April 2020.
- Pacific Polymers, a mineral treatment plant operating in Dandenong, Victoria, using patented technology.
Alf was Managing Director of the highly successful PQ Australia (PQA) from 1976 to 1996, which he co-founded with his brother. PQA produces the inorganic chemical, Sodium Silicate, in both glass and liquid form, and the patented valuable downstream product ‘Q-Cel’ hollow microspheres.
In all cases, innovation, hands on determination and training of younger executives have led to success and low-cost producer status.