Our Board

David Hanna
CHAir

David has been the Director of Business Strategy for Monash University since 2012, where he leads a small team that provides strategic support and financial advice in relation to the University's major investment decisions.

David spent 15 years in a variety of senior management positions in the Victorian Government, focused around economic development policy, international policy and operations and innovation policy.

David formerly worked for Commonwealth Government, including three years on the personal staff of then Prime Minister, Bob Hawke.

Kathryn Presser
Non-Executive Director

Kathryn previously served as CFO and Company Secretary for Beach Energy Limited (formerly Beach Petroleum Limited) (ASX:BPT), assisting the company from a junior explorer through numerous capital raisings as the CFO and then scaling for growth to become an ASX100 company.

She has extensive experience in governance, risk and financial reporting and management.

Kathryn also serves as Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee to oversee the financial elements of the business as well as providing direction to the Company Secretary.

Stuart Douglas
Non-Executive Director

Since May 2019, Stuart, as Executive Director, has been providing strategic and operational advice to management and preparing the Company for capital raisings and scaling its operations in preparation for its anticipated IPO.

Stuart successfully implemented a similar strategy for Titomic Limited (ASX:TTT), and is co-founder of Innovyz, one of Australia's leading commercialization firms which has assisted more than 70 early stage innovations in commercializing.

Stuart is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Barrie Finnin
Chief Executive Officer

Barrie is an experienced executive who has created several spin-off ventures, co-operative research centers and start-ups and has worked in many different roles including CEO, Director and General Management.

Barrie has also been responsible for establishing international manufacturing plants and is experienced in dealing with global customers, suppliers and partners.

Barrie held a senior management position for the CSIRO for more than 12 years and has been involved in the manufacturing industry for over 20 years.

Carolin Darnanin
Company Secretary

Carolin is a Governance Advisor at cdPlus Corporate Services and is a practicing corporate and commercial lawyer with experience in newly incorporated start-ups through to ASX-listed companies.

Carolin has experience in corporate and commercial law, consumer law, intellectual property law and privacy law.

She has worked as in-house legal counsel at various companies within the banking, e-commerce and data industry in Australia and Germany, being responsible for day-to-day contractual negotiations and compliance advisory activities.

Advisory Board

David Wolf
Counter Trade and Defense Offsets Adviser

David is founder and President of Fremont Group, LLC since 1994. Fremont’s business includes private equity advisory, origination and investment in international joint ventures and offset projects primarily in Europe, India and the Middle East.

David co-founded and is Chief Operating Officer of Biovec, LLC and Biovec Transfusion, LLC., both biotechnology research companies involved in gene therapy and platelet preservation technologies with research activities in the Netherlands, Denmark and the United States.

As a principal or consultant, David has been involved in over $10 billion of acquisitions, development and financings. David serves on the Governing Board of the Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists and was an Executive Board Member of the U.S.-India Business Council for over 15 years.

He will assist Amaero by providing strategic advice on counter trade and defense offsets.

Our Staff

Management Team, Australia

Sam Tartaglia
Program Manager – Additive Manufacturing Tooling

Sam previously worked at an executive level in the USA and for world-class organizations including Nissan, Ford, Teksid and CSIRO.

He has deep expertise in engineering, tooling design, CAD/CAM, production and technology commercialization.

At Amaero, Sam leads the technical and BD efforts in engaging the component manufacturing and tooling sectors.

Dr. Dacian Tomus
Manager – Digital Manufacturing

Dacian has over 20 years’ experience in metallic materials research and manufacturing in Australia and Japan, including 10 years at Monash University.

He has optimized laser processing parameters for several alloy systems and tailored alloy compositions specifically for additive manufacturing, achieving the performance standards required for flying components in the aviation industry.

At Amaero, Dacian leads the day to day operations in Melbourne and Adelaide and is also the Chief Metallurgist.

Daniel Collingwood
Quality Manager

Daniel has previously been responsible for QHS at the Royal Flying Doctor Service and National QHS, Risk & Assurance Manager at Challenge Recruitment.

He has over 18 years’ experience in quality management across the labor hire, aviation and manufacturing industries and is currently a certified auditor for AS9100D certification.

At Amaero, Daniel leads the Quality Management System across all sites and acts as a Risk Management Consultant.

Jason Miller
Program Manager – Aviation, Defense and Space

Jason has over 20 years’ experience in Automotive and Aerospace industries for GM Holden, Bendix, Delphi Automotive, Clutch industries and Futuris Automotive.

He has experience in research management, automotive engineering, metallurgy, business development, additive manufacturing and intellectual property management.

At Amaero, Jason leads technical and business development efforts in the Aviation, Defense and Space sectors and manages the IP portfolio.

Our Staff

Management Team, USA

Shawn Zindroski
General Manager, North America

Previously, Shawn was the Senior Manager of additive manufacturing for Faraday Future Electric Vehicles and President and GM of Morpheus Prototypes.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the additive manufacturing sector and has developed some of the leading rapid prototyping strategies. Shawn holds as qualifications in Additive Manufacturing from MIT.

At Amaero, Shawn is the Senior Executive in the USA and leads the North American Operations.

Darryl Cummins
Manager, Digital Manufacturing

Darryl has worked with a range of companies including Intel, Facebook, Stratasys and recently the SpaceX machine supplier Additive Industries.

Darryl over 20 years’ experience in 3D printing systems and additive manufacturing, working with various materials from plastics to metals.

At Amaero, Darryl is responsible for component manufacturing and machine field service.

James Sears
Technology Fellow, Quality Systems & Additive Manufacturing

Jim has had leadership and engineering roles in GE Research, Carpenter Technology Corporation and Lockheed Martin.

He has over 25 years’ experience in metallurgical engineering and extensive knowledge in metal additive manufacturing and powder production.

At Amaero, Jim is responsible for the quality systems, powder production development and metal 3D printing processes.

Gerald Cross
Consultant Design Engineer

Gerry has over 30 years’ experience as a lead engineer in the automotive and aerospace industries working for General Motors, Boeing Phantom Works, TRW, Hughes Helicopters and McDonnell Douglas along with his own consultancy practice.

He has extensive expertise in designing components and tooling and has applied additive manufacturing to defense and aerospace components.

At Amaero, Gerry is the Chief Engineer in the USA and provides engineering support to the Amaero team as well as to our customers.

Shon Dionne
Sales Engineer – AM Tooling

Shon has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive component manufacturing sector.

His expertise includes business development, design of injection molding manufacturing processes and tooling design for injection molding.

At Amaero he is responsible for generating new business in tooling and machine sales, engaging with the automotive sector and tooling industry.

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