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Sandra Tiedemann Customer service Click to Read More
Cassie Walsh Office Administration Click to Read More
Jarred Baines Project Engineer Click to Read More
Juan Martinez Production Manager Click to Read More
Nagarajan Nonavinkere Machining Estimator/Procurement Click to Read More
Russell Smith Customer Service Click to Read More
Steve Langmaid Draftsperson Click to Read More

Greg Bradley

Owner & Managing Director

Greg is the inspiration behind Alternative Engineering and with nearly 30 years in operation, he has managed to ensure that the company stays ahead of the competition by investing in employees with superior knowledge and skills.

Greg brings a huge range of practical, engineering experience to his role at Alternative engineering. He believes in being hands on and maintains his passion for learning and the evolving industry to this day.

He believes that customers are number one and, with a combined industry experience of over 150 years, that Alternative Engineering is perfectly placed to provide the expertise and professionalism that customers need to solve even their most complex challenges.

Alan Smith

General Manager

Alan leads the team at Alternative Engineering and with over 30 years of engineering experience, he is perfectly qualified for the position. He been employed at Alternative Engineering since 2004 and has worked his way up to General Manager through a number of senior management roles.

Alan is a highly skilled manager and relationship builder and has been pivotal in developing the growth strategy for Alternative Engineering.

He has a wealth of knowledge that spans a wide range of manufacturing environments that enables him to quickly, efficiently and creatively address even the most difficult challenges that our customers may have.

Aji Shukla

Technical Sales

Aji has a wealth of experience that he brings to his role as a Technical Sales Representative at Alternative Engineering. Since completing his Engineering Diploma in 1993 Aji has worked in a variety of manufacturing industries gaining essential skills in different operational areas.

He joined the team at Alternative Engineering in 2007 as a CNC Machinist. He excelled at his work and moved into drafting and estimation, then customer service and is now a key member of the technical sales team.

So when Aji talks to customers he really understands their needs. He brings his wealth of engineering knowledge to the conversation whether he is in our office in North Melbourne or on the road keeping in touch with our valued clients.

Aji’s passion is exceptional customer service and he delivers this on every project.

John Petrovic

Technical Sales

With over 25 years experience in customer service John knows how to ensure that our customers get what they need. This is backed by 16 years in rubber design, 8 years in plastic design and 8 years in metal component manufacture, John really knows what he is talking about.

When you deal with John you are working with an individual with a skill set and experience that means he really understand your needs and can provide a solution that will best suit those needs. 

Although based at our offices in North Melbourne John spends much of his time out on the road, nationwide, meeting clients and discussing their exact requirements in order to ensure that Alternative Engineering meet them accurately and in a timely manner.

Peter Hetherington

Technical Engineer

Peter is a skilled Engineer who, since completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) at Monash University in 1994, has undertaken numerous projects for large manufacturing firms with a focus on the Food and Beverage industry.

In his current role, he provides technical liaison between our customers and our internal business to deliver custom engineering solutions.

Peter strives to deliver these solutions at a consistently high quality, in appropriate timeframes and displays a high level of technical and personal skill that is recognised by many of our key customers. He is a details man and as such, every single component works better than the original he is using as a template.

Sandra Tiedemann

Sandra is a key member of our customer service team, demonstrating a drive to ensure our customers receive quality and service in a timely manner.

Sandra has a background in manufacturing. She started her career in Cad Cam programming of CNC machinery and then progressed to a software trainer, and gained extensive experience in the industrial rubber industry before joining Alternative Engineering.

Sandra pays great attention to detail and will be happy to assist you with any enquiry you may have.

Cassie Walsh

Cassie is often the first point of contact for customers when they call us and, with over ten years’ experience at Alternative Engineering, she is a vital member of our team. Cassie has worked in our customer service, purchasing and administrative departments and really knows what is going on around here.

Now in charge of administration, Cassie looks after accounts, payroll, all things administration and keeping us all on track. Great with people Cassie loves talking to our customers and helping them sort out even their most difficult challenges.

Jarred Baines

With more than 12 years’ experience Jarred brings a wealth of knowledge to his position at Alternative Engineering. Jarred is proficient in CNC manufacturing, design and drafting using AutoCad and Inventor and he thrives on the challenge to provide the best solutions and outcomes for our customers.

Jarred is a technically minded and organised individual who has the skill to manage your next project or engineering requirement.

Juan Martinez

As the head of our production department Juan has more than 26 years experience working at Alternative Engineering. Juan began his career with us on the shop floor and has skills gained from working his way up to the position he holds today.

With a great team behind him, Juan makes sure that they only make quality products that provide great value to our customers.

Nagarajan Nonavinkere

Naga holds a diploma in mechanical engineering and has been working at Alternative Engineering for more than 10 years. Starting as a CNC programmer, Naga quickly worked his way up to production supervisor where he has been instrumental in improving our production efficiencies and continuous improvement projects.

Naga now heads up our estimation team, is responsible for procurement of materials and subcontract work and has his team ready to quote your next requirement.

Russell Smith

Russell has extensive experience in the manufacturing industry and is ready to help with any enquiry you may have. He started his career as a Fitter and Turner/toolmaker and recently began studying for his advanced diploma of Engineering (mechanical).

Russell is proficient with AutoCad and Inventor drafting software and has an exceptional mechanical aptitude and displays great attention to detail. He has the skills to assist you with any engineering/mechanical requirement.

Steve Langmaid

Steve is another long-term employee with over 16 years at Alternative Engineering. He started on the shop floor as a machinist and worked his way through various roles to his current position as senior draftsperson.

Steve is responsible for measurement, design and drafting of machined components and is a key member of our projects team.

Proficient with both AutoCad and Inventor drafting software, Steve and his team are ready to measure and draft your next project.