GTS is a leading supplier of electrical testing and commissioning services in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. Our capabilities range from testing and commissioning of new plant and equipment, to testing and preventative maintenance for existing plant.
GTS has the expertise, resources and the latest equipment needed to accurately detect and prevent potentially expensive, unplanned outages caused by equipment failure - long before they happen. Our preventative maintenance programs also extend the life of valuable equipment.
The GTS electrical engineers and technicians bring their knowledge and experience from across the world to every project we undertake.
Our technical teams are always up-to-date with the latest technological advances and equipment, and we are able to provide testing and commissioning either in-house or on-site.
Gideon is our GTS Bunbury Manager with responsibility for the Bunbury transformer branch, including 14 staff made up of 10 specialist technicians and four administrative staff.
GTS’s Bunbury transformer branch has a strong focus on transformer maintenance and repairs, and Gideon is successfully building our team’s transformer expertise and capacity to take on jobs of any size and complexity.
He takes pride in his ability to adapt to the constant changes in the power industry and being able to meet challenging deadlines on time, without incident.
Gideon has 30 years of experience as an electrician in the mining, utility services and power industry. He owned a transformer and electric motor maintenance and repair workshop for 12 years before joining a utility looking after the 132kV and 11 kV networks. For the past 10 years, he has worked in the power industry serving a vast client base in Western Australia.
After hours, Gideon enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and other outdoor pursuits.
Michael’s role as Business Development Manager and Senior Engineer at GTS is to provide clients with individually tailored solutions by matching them with the GTS services and equipment that meet their specific needs. From costings and technical scopes to managing projects through to final outcomes, Michael is the essential link between clients and the considerable resources of GTS.
Michael has a strong background in engineering maintenance practices and testing techniques, having developed his skills in the commercial, steel, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries in the UK and Australia.
His experience spans large projects such as the Sabic LDPE plant build through to small upgrade projects for Fine Organics. More recently, he delivered projects for substation upgrades at Alcoa and the power quality project at Roy Hill.
Michael enjoys keeping fit and regularly takes part in the annual City to Surf and HBF charity runs where he is constantly striving to improve on the previous year’s times.
Kerri is our HR Manager and chief people person at GTS, looking after HR issues such as recruitment and performance. She has been instrumental in developing policies and procedures for Quality certification. As one of GTS’s longest serving employees, she is also the go-to person for anything that requires a long corporate memory.
Kerri started with GTS over 14 years ago and her first desk was the boss’s dining table. Since then she has performed many different roles in the company from financial controller to delivering test gear to the airport.
Outside of work, Kerri is passionate about horses. She owns four horses, competes in dressage and is a dressage judge.
Frances is involved in testing and commissioning works on sites in the mining, and oil and gas sectors.
An important part of the role is liaison with each client to properly understand and address their needs and requirements before putting forward recommendations and quotations.
Prior to joining GTS, Frances accrued more than 10 years of international experience as an HV specialist at both the technical and management level including seven years in the mining industry working on testing and pre-commissioning.
Weekends are family time for Frances who enjoys spending time with his kids playing basketball, going camping and being involved in his local church.
As our Workshop Manager, Steve oversees all the jobs that come through the GTS Canning Vale workshop. He ensures the correct test equipment is sent to site on time for each job and is in charge of test equipment rental.
His ability to get things done makes him the go-to man for many ad hoc projects such as building the mobile testing van.
Prior to joining GTS, Steve was Assistant Engineer at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth then ran his own business carrying out thermographic inspections for the commercial, mining, oil and gas sectors. GTS purchased the thermographics business in 2009.
During his leisure time, Steve enjoys reading, renovating and catching up with family and friends.
Jonel worked in the Philippines up to 2010, where he received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. After his move to Australia, he began he career at Plummers Industries before eventually settling at GTS in 2016. Jonel has since become one of our highly skilled technicians. His drive for excellence is admirable, and has resulted in Jonel extending his knowledge by registering as an electrical apprentice as an adult. Jonel is due to complete his apprenticeship in 2021.
Andrea Meads is our Accounts Receivable Officer and a key member of our accounts team. She admits to a fastidious, detail-oriented nature that’s well-suited to the job.
Andrea’s current position at GTS has little to do with her previous employment as Deputy Registrar of Law Courts in New Zealand, but there’s no doubt that the rigorous professional approach honed in the legal world is an asset to her role at GTS.
Outside working hours, Andrea describes herself as an avid sports fan as well as an amateur foodie who enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and visiting wineries to match the right wine to her culinary creations.
Nikki keeps our back office humming by creating and updating all the essential records relating to GTS jobs as our Services Administrator.
She is also responsible for maintaining CBH’s site pass system, organising medicals and training updates. Making travel arrangements for staff and contractors is another aspect of Nikki’s multi-faceted job.
Nikki’s professionalism was recognised with an Admin of the Year award in 2015.
Out of hours, Nikki loves going to the beach, walking her dog and socialising in cafes with friends. She’s a rugby fanatic who also loves to read, cook and look after her friends’ kids, providing she can hand them back.
As our Accounts Payable Officer at GTS, Salochna is a valuable member of our accounts team. Her role includes a wide range of duties from reconciling supplier statements to making weekly payment runs. She is also responsible for company insurances and fleet maintenance.
Salochna has a Diploma of Accounting and her previous experience includes payroll as well as general administrative duties. Her work ethic, head for figures and eye for detail make an important contribution to
GTS’s day-to-day business operations.
Out of hours, Salochna enjoys cooking, travel and socialising with friends.
Schalk is our Bunbury Technical Supervisor responsible for overseeing siteworks.
Originally from South Africa, Schalk completed his apprenticeship as an electrician with AngloGold Mining where he worked on underground transformers and electrical distribution as well as fire and methane detection equipment.
Following 15 years in the mining industry in South Africa, Schalk migrated to Australia in 2008 and spent two years working for Thiess as a linesman before taking up a position with GTS.
After gaining experience doing hands-on electrical testing, he was promoted to the position of Technical Supervisor in the GTS transformer department and enjoys the varied challenges of the job.
Water sports, fishing and golf are Schalk’s favourite leisure activities.
Scarlett’s role involves developing, executing and reviewing testing and reporting protocols for quality control at GTS. Types of electrical testing include partial discharge, dielectric dissipation factor, insulation resistance, contact resistance and timing testing.
Scarlett completed a Bachelor of Engineering at Northeast Dianli University in Jinlin, China and a Master of Engineering Science at the University of New South Wales.
When in China, she gained valuable experience as an intern at Long Xiang Electrical Engineering Expertise Company and the Electric Power Research Institute in Habin, Heilongjiang, China.
In her spare time, Scarlett enjoys fishing, snorkelling, cooking, travel and badminton.
Duane qualified as an electrician in South Africa in 1987 and has held various roles through his career ranging from electrician to project management, planning and team leading. Duane has a wide range of capabilities and has worked with some of the largest companies in this industry.
He is a valued team member and brings with him hands on experience in substation maintenance and switching up to and including 132kV, testing and commissioning of switchgear, cable fault finding, thermographics, PD monitoring and much more.
Outside of work Duane is a fitness fanatic, preferring weight training at the gym and running/walking with a little bit of fishing to relax.
Cody has over 7 years’ experience in the electrical industry, and has worked on large projects for Chevron, Inpex, Rio Tinto and BHP to name a few. He is currently studying at university to extend his knowledge and achieve his degree in Engineering.
Outside of work, Cody likes catching up with friends and trying new restaurants. He enjoys lifting weights and going on nature hikes. He is currently enjoying watching documentaries, with particular interest in the formation of the universe and black holes. One day he would like to live and work in another country.
Byron joined GTS in 2018 as an electrical apprentice. Byron has a background in retail. He has completed high school and shows a strong desire to learn, and a keen interest in the electrical field. Outside of work, Byron enjoys staying fit through football.
Nik gained his Bachelor of Engineering in India in 2014 and moved to Australia to quench his thirst for knowledge with his Masters. Nik joined GTS through the internship program and was offered a role on completion.
Nik is currently working and learning across all technical facets of GTS, and increasing his skills and knowledge along the way. Nik also knows his way around a computer.
Outside of work, Nik likes playing on his play station, and spending time with friends and family. He also loves travelling and going to the beach.
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