Tim has been around FFF since day 1 in 1998, in these early days as a high school student helping out during school holidays and throughout university. After completing his Bachelor of Commerce and Business Law degree from UWA, he worked for the International Accounting firm Grant Thornton, where he completed his Chartered Accountant qualification.
He then joined FFF in 2006 in a full-time sales role and has worked every part of the business from sales, finance, logistics, procurement, and quality including the successful implementation of ISO 9001 for the company for the first time, through to management. This included opening up sales offices around the country as well as across borders into New Zealand, South Africa and Indonesia.
He has also spent extensive time in China and throughout Asia qualifying and managing FFF’s partner suppliers over a 10 year period replicating FFF’s foundation European supply chain into Asia and having expanded it to meet customer demand.
Dave is the product of a lifetime supporting the engineering, mining and materials handling industries. He is an engineering professional with more than 15 years senior and executive management experience and leads the FFF team out of Perth, Western Australia.
Dave upholds the FFF culture that was founded more than 20 years ago on strong family values, ideals, morals and standards.
Dave describes his job as the “servant leader” who supports the team so that they can deliver what you, the customer expects, each time and that your relationship with FFF is both long and fruitful.
Sales Manager-East Coast
Peter is a Mechanical Engineer with 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing and fabrication industries including 10 years in Materials Procurement Management. He has a wide range of direct experience in the metals industry working in forge shops, high volume manufacturing and pressure vessel fabrication.
Peter is very familiar with oil & gas and mining industry quality requirements. He has been with FFF for more than 5 years and oversees the Australian East Coast region assisting the rest of the East Coast team.
Technical Sales Engineer
Naweed is an engineering professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Post Graduate Degree in Oil & Gas Engineering. Naweed is currently undertaking an MBA to complement his 12 years’ technical sales, projects and global procurement experience in the oil & gas, mining and industrial sectors.
With significant exposure to manufacturing and sales projects across the Asia Pacific region, Naweed’s focus is on exceeding customer expectations through technical and business excellence, while maintaining effective global supply partner relationships.
Technical Sales & Quality
Ray has 50 years’ experience in the mechanical and manufacturing trades. With trade credentials in machining and post trade qualifications in CAD.
Ray has lead auditor experience in quality assurance and more than 30 years in quality inspection of pressure retaining equipment, castings, and machined items. Additional, Ray’s 15 years in a senior specialist procurement role qualifies him as the ultimate professional in ensuring your products are always completely under control.
Ray is committed to safety and quality and ensures his fitness is high to retain a sharp mind and focus on our customer’s needs.
Sales Manager - Pressure Equipment
Greg joined the FFF Team in 2019, bringing a wealth of experience from being involved in the fabrication of thousands of heat exchangers and pressure vessels over his 35-year career to date. Greg has amassed an in-depth knowledge of vessel manufacture using various construction materials including carbon and low alloy steel, stainless steel, high nickel alloys, copper nickel alloys, duplex steel and titanium during his time with several of Australia’s highly respected Eastern states manufacturers.
Greg’s expertise soon took him beyond the Australian market into Malaysia, where he directly led, trained and developed in-house personnel for the manufacture, repair and maintenance of heat exchangers, pressure vessels; both onshore and offshore.
Returning to Australia, Greg continued to sell, design and manufacture pressure vessels and heat exchangers for renowned Australian vessel manufacturers, for domestic and Asia Pacific customers in the oil & gas, petrochemical, process, power and sugar industries.
As a key specialist for FFF, Greg’s focus is to drive our process equipment categories and provide Australian companies access to our high quality global supply partners.
Sales Manager - Milling & Grinding
Riaan is an engineering professional with more than 8 years’ experience in technical roles within the Mining sector across Western Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He has significant experience in all things milling and grinding encompassing mill liner concepts, detailed design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and performance analysis.
Riaan’s dedication and hands-on customer focus has earned him a well-regarded reputation among his peers in the Mineral Processing comminution sector, especially with SAG Mills, Autogenous Mills, Rod Mills, Ball Mills, Mill Linings, Vertical Mills, Liners, Trunnions and Trommels.
Whether it is a run of the mill operation, an opportunity for process improvement or troubleshooting; Riaan is committed to delivering thought-provoking solutions which lead to positive and beneficial outcomes for all.
Quality & Supply Chain Supervisor
Jimmy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering and a Masters Degree in Material Science from UNSW Australia. Jimmy has more than 25 years’ experience in heavy industries working directly with steel mills, machinery and pressure vessel manufacturers and has served as the welding supervisor and welding technical officer for more than 6 years at one of Australia’s oldest and most iconic pressure vessel manufacturers. Jimmy has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all things welding, heat treatment, materials and holds a current CSWIP 3.1 International Welding Inspector certification.
With more than 10 years’ experience in supplier quality management as the lead auditor in the Asia Pacific region for a German company, he makes an invaluable contribution to the successful delivery of our clients’ requirements.
Technical Sales Consultant
Alan started life as a boilermaker and then moved quite quickly from the marketing of tubular products to the manufacturing of stainless steel, nickel alloy & titanium tube in Sydney for the global market, mainly Europe and the USA. He moved into International trading of metals; then back into manufacturing by founding Queensland Tube Mills in Brisbane, once again for stainless, nickel alloys & titanium; with lots of sugar mill involvement.
Al is the most senior member of the FFF Team who is happily reliving much of his industry experiences with us as he imparts his invaluable knowledge.
Eddy majored in International Business and joined the FFF Team in 2009 after spending 3 years at a steel mill and another year in the lab doing materials testing. Eddy has a passion for working with our supply partners as we manage their export efforts, communications and the promotion of their manufacturing capabilities. With the support of our supply partners, Eddy facilitates the quality inspection of products during manufacture and prior to delivery.
Eddy has experience with API auditing and guides the development journey of our suppliers as they improve their quality monitoring and control systems.
Naomi is a seasoned customer support and sales professional with 30 years’ experience across small and large businesses.
Highly process-driven, Naomi has been with FFF since 2014 and in that time has been an indispensable member of the Sales team handling all administration responsibilities while keeping the wheels turning on Internal Sales activity.
Naomi acts as FFF’s focal point to all our supply partners for RFQs and sales projects and is committed to supplier relationship management and maintaining customer satisfaction.
Projects, Expediting & Logistics Admin
Renae is a dedicated expediting and procurement professional with experience in inventory and project materials controls across various industries including oil & gas and mining.
During Renae’s 14 years at Tubemakers, she was responsible for stock control and WA mining sales supply contracts before moving into the oil & gas sector. Over a 30 year career, Renae has acquired firsthand experiences and learnings of best practice customer and supplier relationship management. She is committed to all things freight, expediting and projects for FFF, focused on delivering effective outcomes for both customers and suppliers.
Mart-Marie completed her Post Graduate Degree in Chartered Accountancy and then went on to become a licensed Chartered Accountant. She has a passion for problem solving and a willingness to undertake challenging tasks.
In her role as our financial manager, she has helped drive the company’s business performance by providing high quality decision support to the board of directors. She is responsible for all financial planning and analysis including budgeting and forecasting, trend analysis, financial reporting and establishing profitability reforecasts to account for current business trends and strategic initiatives.
With over 12 years of experience in finance and her ability to deliver to a high standard, Mart-Marie is an integral part of providing support to the team so that they can bring the best solutions to our customers.
Dee has well and truly carved her spot in the FFF team as our Assistant Accountant. She is a final year student at The University of Western Australia (UWA) majoring in Management and Accounting.
Dee’s accounting skills and attention to detail means she is keeping some of the business gears oiled and running smoothly in our back office and we can keep our attention focused on the needs of our customers and supply partners.
When not in the office or at Uni, you will find her having a good session of karate or doing volunteer work for the local community.
Accounts & Admin Officer
Elsabe’ was a very early achiever and after starting her career in sales, she soon found herself managing large retail teams, stores and regions. But Elsabe’ has a passion for numbers and a remarkable ability to pay attention to the details; a character trait that has stood her in good stead as she managed the administration, data processing and accounting functions of a number of companies during her career.
Elsabe’ has 20 years’ experience dealing with clients in the mining and materials handling industry and has supported the inventory management related to equipment procurement and life cycle maintenance support of OEM equipment.
Although Elsabe’ has only recently joined the team, she is already making a valuable contribution as the FFF Team grows it supply partner base supporting customers across Australia.