- Diploma Production Engineering (UK)
- Bachelor of Economics (University of Adelaide)
- Master of Business Administration (University of SA)
- World Competitive Manufacturing
- Total Quality Management
- World Competitive Service
- Export Market Planning
- Enterprise Improvement Program
- Business Networks Facilitator
- Supply Chain Partnerships Program
- Value Chain Management Program
- Strategic Reviews
- Business Planning
- Grant Applications
- Enterprise Reviews
- Feasibility Studies
- Business Networks
- Value Chain Management
- QA, OHS systems
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
After completing an engineering trade apprenticeship in the UK, Gerry spent three years with P&O Shipping as a marine engineer. He then undertook specialised Industrial Engineering training working across a range of industries before migrating to Australia in 1977. He worked as an Industrial Engineering consultant for three years in Melbourne and Adelaide before joining a large plastics manufacturer in Adelaide as Projects Manager. After seven years in the role, during which time he obtained his BEc., he returned to consulting joining a well-established consulting group where he became a Partner & Director working across a wide range of manufacturing and service industry sectors. During this time, he also obtained his MBA and established Kingsgrove Consulting in 2000.
…”Gerry helped us prepare a successful application for a $2.5m energy grant to install a microgrid hybrid solar/battery/diesel system.”
South Australian Product Market
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / Angelo Demasi
“I have assisted several clients with Sovereign Industrial Capability Program and Global Competitiveness grants to expand their capability and capacity”
Defence Industry Suppliers
Gerry helped us with a Strategic Review and Business Plan, we implemented his recommended changes and in the last two years have increased turnover by 57% and profitability by 200%.
MANAGING DIRECTOR / KENNEWELL CNC
Gerry successfully implemented ISO9001 QMS for us, facilitated our Strategic Plan development and helped us get an Export grant.
GENERAL MANAGER / SENTEK TECHNOLOGIES
Working with Gerry we were successful in accessing a large grant from the Clean Technology Program to upgrade our moulding equipment. Since then he has been very successful in helping us access over $2m in grants from Federal and State automotive diversification programs.
MANAGING DIRECTOR / TRIDENT PLASTICS
After initially upgrading our WHS system to comply with the new regulations, Gerry has been instrumental in enabling us to “re-invent” our business by accessing Federal and State automotive diversification grants to establish and develop our PakPot Division manufacturing thin-walled in-mould labelled food containers.
GENERAL MANAGER / QUALITY PLASTICS & TOOLING / PAKPOT
Gerry and his colleague developed a very practical hands-on integrated quality, environmental and health & safety management system. We achieved certification as planned and manage the system ourselves. He recently upgraded our system to the new 2015 versions of ISO 9001 & 14001.
MANAGING DIRECTOR / AUSTRALIAN INSULATION & METALS