FITT Resources is delighted to welcome Geoff Hutchison to the team as Engineered Solutions Manager at our Queensland Service Centre in Gladstone.
Originally from Christchurch in New Zealand, Geoff has an Advanced Diploma in Business Management and has worked in the Australian pump and seal industry since 1993, so brings with him a wealth of experience in the field. This includes significant periods of time working with BTR Engineering and Chesterton Australia, where his roles included NSW Sales Manager, General Manager and Technical Manager.
Although much of his time has been spent working with industries in NSW, Geoff is no stranger to Queensland in general or Gladstone in particular. He has previously lived and worked in Mt Isa, where he established Chesterton engineering solutions as the benchmark in the area, and the same in Gladstone, where he has now relocated with his fiancée Lisa and son Kelly.
As Engineered Solutions Manager, Geoff’s primary roles will include business development and promoting the range of services FITT Resources is able to provide through the Queensland Service Centre. “Having a local rotating equipment workshop and reliability centre in Gladstone, with one of the largest dynamic balancing machines is a huge positive,” said Geoff.
“Gladstone is the industrial hub of Queensland, if not the entire country, and the wide variety of industries here mean there are multiple opportunities for us to develop and grow the business,” he added.
Although he knows Queensland and the industry very well, at the same time Geoff is essentially starting from scratch in this new role, which he sees as being a positive: “My job is basically to get out there, knock on doors and bring the business in, but there’s no magic solution‚ lots of activity is required.”
Geoff is also excited to be back in the pump and seal industry after some time spent working in waste management and recycling, adding, “The time seemed right for me to make the change and take up this challenge, which I am really looking forward to.”
In addition to being familiar with the Gladstone region, Geoff’s also has an association with FITT Resources that goes back many years to his time working with Chesterton Australia. “I have known Jason, Ben and Greg forever, so this was also a great opportunity to work with people in the industry who I have such a long history with.”