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Our WEED-IT Team

 

Brendan Williams 

Managing Director 

0428 428 708 

Whether it's face to face, phone or twitter, talking technology and trouble shooting with farmers far and wide is what Brendan loves best. His passion for agriculture and engineering started as a boy growing up on the family sheep and grain farm at Miram in the Wimmera, influenced by a conservationist grandfather and an enquiring mind. After obtaining his bachelor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Melbourne and a decade in the industry his insatiable thirst for knowledge took him to the UK to complete his Masters in Agricultural Engineering in the early 90's focusing on the characteristics of chemical droplets delivered from boomsprays. Academia, GPS-Ag Pty Ltd and farming followed, come 2021 to be working with the "Dutchies" and the close knit team at Rometron Australia bringing cutting edge technology to Australian Farmers he reckons its a great place to be. This year saw him travel extensively to the USA, South Amercia, China and Europe keeping a breast of the big picture. Brendan's a supporter of Farmers for Climate Action, a great advocate for ongoing research and promotion of evidence based agricultural practices to ensure farmers are central to addressing climate change. Pictured above with Roel de Jonge founder of WEED-IT technology - Rometron Nl. 

Hamish McIntosh 

General Manager 

0411 845 669

Hamish joined the Rometron Australia team over two years ago as engineering manager, now having made his way to general manager. Having great attention to detail and a passion for getting things done he is an asset to our growing business. Designing and overseeing WEED-IT  reto-fitting to a variety of boom sprays as well as designing our own baby - the OPTISPOT 7 orchard sprayer, Hamish let his engineering skills do the talking. No stranger to bringing concepts to life, in Hamish' prior roles including with Thales Australia he supervised design projects for the Bushmaster (arguably Australia's most technologically advanced vehicle). A farm boy from The Riverina his childhood love of farm machinery saw him complete Mechanical Engineering at Monash University then go onto study Project Management at the University of Adelaide. Hamish's excitement at having done the full circle and now working back in Agriculture is obvious. Hamish is pictured on farm assisting an end user with their WEED-IT calibration. A fan of the odd vanilla slice and our current paper plane champion ( no mean feat amongst a bunch of engineers !), Hamish enjoys water skiing and spending time with his young family. 

Neill Morey 

Commercial Manager  

0499 029 936

Neill has been a part of Rometron Australia since day one. Originally in the role of general manager in our start up phase, three years fast forward and we've grown our network and changed location, now based  on the Calder Alternative Highway in Lockwood, Central Victoria just south of Bendigo. Neill oversaw the rapid growth of the business with us now one of the top WEED-IT distributors world wide. Neill's vast experience in the agricultural machinery sector and his knowledge of dealerships made him the ideal person for our GM in our formative period. Now we are well established Neill has moved into the role of commercial manager. His economics background  and years of experience make this the perfect transition with our bigger team and opportunity to specialise. Along with this change of hat Neill is enjoying his new home closer to the coast in Geelong. Still with plenty of time for family and the odd bike ride and glass of red wine!  

 

Ryan Cale 

Technical Support Manager 

0428 844 560

Ryan joined the team taking on the role of Technical Support Manager. He brings with him extensive experience in the Precision Agriculture field being no stranger to WEED-IT technology, having worked with WEED-IT for many years. He visited the Engineering team in The Netherlands at Rometron earlier this year - making the most of the face to face collaboration. Troubleshooting, testing, repairing, calibrating and assembling agricultural technology including the WEED-IT are what he loves to do. Having worked in the industry for the best part of a decade he enjoys supporting dealers and farmers helping bring the benefits of smart weed control to fruition.

His experience and easy going nature make him a key addition to the team working alongside our engineers and working closely with our valued manufacturers, dealers and farmers. Although WA is home, Ryan's role will have him travelling Australia wide. 

Being a country boy, Ryan learnt the ropes of broadacre cropping working on large scale farms in the WA wheatbelt - here he developed a love of mechanical engineering cementing his passion with an Advanced Diploma of Mechanical Engineering at the Engineering Institute of Technology. In his spare time he enjoys the tranquility of the great outdoors, photography and travel. 

Chris Pfitzner 

Territory Manager South Australia  

0427 276 894 

Chris affectionately known as "The Chief", is our South Australian Territory Manager. A great relationship manger, with our needs further developing in the vast state of South Australia. An experienced pilot, Chris has added another dimension to the business with his ability to take care of the tyranny of distance.

Flying our managing director Brendan Williams and Rometron Netherlands CEO Roel de Jonge to Goondiwindi in late 2022, given Roel's tight schedule enabled Roel to visit our valued manufacturers Hayes Spraying and Agtronics, this trip was a highlight for all. Chris is a proud family man and popular grandfather enjoying life with Jen and the extended family on the River Murray. 

Bonnie Phillips 

Store and Parts 

0417 590 086 

Bonnie joined Rometron Australia earlier this year and hit the ground running ! Bonnie by name and by nature her passion for sorting her domain and streamlining deliveries, storage and dispatching has been a breath of fresh air. Bonnie has a passion for completing jobs in a timely fashion, this along with her common sense approach makes her right at home in the storeroom. 

Bonnie has further developed her skill set since staring at Lockwood with an impressive detailed knowledge of part numbers and componentry.  

When not at work Bonnie has an interest in history, enjoys family time, the great outdoors and relaxing.   

   

Robyn Williams 

Events Manager

0427669147 

Robyn's role is best described as events manager. She works at helping get the team to field days and where they need to be. Doing this along with our marketing to help answer farmer's questions about who and where they can get their questions answered and all things WEED-IT. A lover of social events and catching up with our colleagues and clients Robyn is passionate about a "people centered" approach to all that we do.  Some of her favourite times with Rometron include travelling to regional Queensland, South Australia and into the Victorian Mallee. With a background in health and family life on the farm Robyn enjoys being a part of Rometron Australia.