About

Our Management Team

Steven Smith

Managing Director

Steven brings a wealth of manufacturing, engineering and project management experience across all sectors to Advitech. As Managing Director, he has overall responsibility for Advitech’s consulting services in engineering design, project management, risk management, functional safety, sustainability and environmental management. He also provides oversight of Advitech’s partner companies – Novecom, Acubis and SMS – in his role as Managing Director of Emergent Group.

With a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical – First-Class Honours), Steven’s specific areas of expertise include problem analysis, feasibility investigations, engineering assessments, risk management, project development and project management.

Steven is actively involved in the support of engineering-based manufacturing in the Hunter Region. He has been Chairman of the Hunter Manufacturing Awards since 2017. His involvement with HunterNet has included Director (1998-2006) and Chairman (2001-2003). He is also a member of the Course Advisory Committee for the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle.

Graeme Hill

Manager, Engineering
Graeme Hill

Graeme is a chartered mechanical engineer with strong design and engineering management experience from a broad range of industries, generally specialising in bespoke hoisting and lifting systems. During his career of over twenty five years, Graeme has held technical and managerial roles where he has applied his technical excellence and leadership skills to solve engineering and design problems.

As Advitech’s Manager of Engineering, Graeme is responsible for the team of mechanical, structural, process and functional safety engineers as well as design drafters. He is directly involved in machine design audits, certification and design registration of person-carrying and high-risk materials hoisting and lifting equipment. This includes mine winding systems, theatrical hoisting systems, elevators and ship-loaders.

Andrew David

Manager, Projects
Andrew David

Andrew has over 35 years’ experience in project and contract management, including complex engineering tender submissions and contract negotiation.

He has held technical and senior management roles across a diverse range of industries including explosives delivery, coal handling equipment, telecommunications equipment and services, water and wastewater treatment, major defence equipment and aerospace manufacturing.

Andrew has strong and positive communication skills on both technical and commercial aspects of projects. This, combined with his exceptional negotiation skills, ensures the project team achieves excellent results – on-time and within budget.

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