Company Leadership

Established by Mark Gabsch in 2003, Engineering and Maintenance Solutions (EMS) now employs over 80 people with diversified skill sets and experience to give its customers and clients the most cost effective and efficient solution that meets  their individual needs.

Mark Gabsch – Managing Director

MarkIMG_0131With over 24 years’ experience in Engineering and Maintenance as well as Business Management with a Bachelor in Engineering – Mechanical, Mark is the Founder and Managing Director of Engineering and Maintenance Solutions.  Starting off as Total Engineering and Management in 1995, the business focus was provision of Project Management Services and implementing projects in Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

The company provided a full gambit of services from concept design to construction, installation and commissioning, delivering projects ranging from a few thousand dollars to over $2m.

With the inclusion of plant relocations, green and brown field projects, our client base loyalty grew to demand a larger team and maintenance focus which lead to the inception of EMS. The company now also manages projects in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Mark understands that delivering “real value” to the customer is essential to longevity and so is receiving it. In engineering knowing how to make something for a good price is one thing, but understanding what is most relevant and critical to your customer is the most important.

Marks wealth of experience, knowledge and skills are what has taken this company to where it is today. His interest lies in identifying innovative solutions for traditional problems.  Known for his “quick thinking” and ability to identify highly effective preventative maintenance strategies and engineering solutions, he has been a sought after consultant in key industries across Victoria for well over a decade.

These industries include Manufacturing, Petrochemical, Timber, Food, Pharmaceutical and Environmental.

Peter Lee – Contracts Manager

Peter-2-2Having worked in heavy industrial organisations in Operations Management, Peter joins the EMS team with a focus on providing superior maintenance services for our clients.

As a previous client of EMS, Peter is well versed in the challenges and pressures businesses face from an operational perspective and works tirelessly with our clients to help them achieve their maintenance KPI's.

Gabriel Herry – Engineering Manager

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Gabriel  brings a wide range of capability to his Engineering leadership role in EMS, with experience in materials handling, process design, modular construction, machine design and analysis. Gabe's focus on quality systems and processes provides a basis to excel in Good Manufacturing Process, Design for Manufacture, Continual Improvement and Value Engineering. Gabe delivers commercial, defence and industrial projects from concept to commissioning.

Michelle Frey – Finance Manager

Michelle F Providing leadership and direction to the finance team, Michelle draws on her analytical skills, and her 25+ years of experience in finance, business administration and management support.

Having broad, hands-on experience across many areas of finance and administration, Michelle works with her team to ensure day-to-day processes and deadlines are dealt with and met, whilst also dealing with governance and compliance activities to ensure the financial wellbeing of the company.

Enrico Pradel – Project Manager

EnricoIMG_0069Enrico appreciates that managing a business that is reliant upon machinery and equipment to deliver products and services adds another level of complexity and pressure to delivering a quality end result.

With extensive experience in the area of Mechanical Engineering and problem solving, his easy going style with working with people allows him to empower and inspire his team to achieve the highest standards in solving technical problems using state of the art technologies and processes.

He prides himself with having the reputation of instilling trust and confidence with both colleagues and customers.

With his vast knowledge in process efficiency, critical path and delay analysis techniques along with his ability to design practical yet innovative solutions, he brings uniqueness to any high-performing team.

Thaariq Rahim– Project Manager

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Thaariq is a seasoned engineer and project manager having delivered multi-million dollar engineering projects on a global scale. With a focus on meeting deadlines and delivering a high level of quality in a safe way, Thaariq has a solid history of identifying innovative solutions in a variety of business environments.

Shaun Sammut – Project Manager

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As a Mechatronics Graduate, Shaun provides a solid base of engineering know-how to our clients and their businesses. With a practical approach to his work, Shaun brings a creative perspective to his designs and is prepared to tackle any challenge and deliver the most workable solution to our clients.

Justin O'Keefe – Design and Drafting

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A multi-disciplined professional with over 25 years’ experience designing, CAD modelling and drafting, Justin can shape any concept into a workable design. With a flair for innovative and fit-for-purpose solutions, Justin works with the latest programs and methodologies while also maintaining a focus on cost-effectiveness for each client.

Whether your industry is food, chemicals, water, defence, marine, mining or manufacturing, Justin will help you resolve your project and maintenance problems.

Whether your needs are structural, electrical, mechanical or piping Justin will ensure your project is designed, fabricated, installed and operational to your satisfaction every time.

Helen Abbott – HR & Business Strategy Consultant

hellent-abbottWith a background in Corporate Human Resources and Organisational development, Helen understands that the right mindset in business is as important as having the right strategy. Working within the Management team to drive direction, planning and processes, Helen is focused on improving individual and team performance through accountability and support.

Helen's passion is building capability in people to support EMS to achieve its business goals.

Helen provides coaching and guidance to EMS employees and the leadership team.