About / Our People

The strength of Hydraulink comes from our wide range of dedicated and highly skilled people. Our people have years of experience and expertise in their field, which keeps Hydraulink on top as a market leader and innovator. Our valued customers can rely on experienced and enthusiastic Hydraulink staff to solve a wide range of problems and assist with their business growth. The 'can do' attitude of our people has seen Hydraulink develop over the past 20 years to become a recognised industry leader.

Management

Tom Mudie

Tom Mudie

Chief Financial Officer

I manage the finance and administration portfolio and participate in the overall management and growth of the Hydraulink business as a member of the Australian management team. I have over 40 years of experience across a variety of industries including almost 9 years in the Hydraulics industry.

Outside of work, I sing, play guitar, watch rugby union, soccer and cricket, go to the beach and spend time with the important people in my life.

Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews

State Manager - NSW

Originally from Wellington, NZ, I have over 30 years of experience in technical sales and management in flow related industries. I joined the Hydraulink Australia team in August 2015 after an 8 year stint in the Middle East and China with Gates Engineering and Services. Whilst there, I managed their sales teams and mobile services for the oil, gas and refinery markets. I am a firm believer in traditional business ethics - where trust and integrity form the foundation of a business relationship. I am dedicated to developing a strategy to grow our partners’ business that will be the platform for Hydraulink Australia’s growth.

Outside of work, my wife and I are looking forward to exploring the Australian coastline, camping, diving and some surfing – away from the sharks that is...

Neil Balsom

Neil Balsom

State Manager - VIC / TAS / SA

As State Manager for the Southern States my role sees many different industries. I am directly responsible for the sales team in Victoria and the State Distribution Facility based in Dandenong which supplies the Hydraulink products to our ever expanding network. Working in Hydraulics for over 10 years in varied roles has also enabled me to learn this industry from my peers. I have a great passion for the industry and am always looking for areas to improve my knowledge, whether in the products or becoming a better leader.

Outside of work, I have a wonderful family who are always there for me when I get home and who I enjoy spending my down time with. I also enjoy sports, taking part in my Cricket and Aussie Super Rules clubs.

Michael Popovic

Michael Popovic

Director of Business Development

With over 25 years experience in the Hydraulic industry, my role as Director of Business Development is to ensure the continued growth of the Hydraulink business - on a national level, in new markets within Australia and also into the Asian market.

Outside of work, I spend my time with family and friends enjoying Football, Rugby League and Motor Sports.

David Westbury

David Westbury

State Manager - QLD

I have over 27 years’ experience in the Hydraulic industry and am an expert in anything Hydraulic. I worked my way up from the starting level as an Mobile Sales and Service Technician to Sales and Technical Trainer and Franchise coordinator in the UK, Director in Aberdeen, NZ Sales Manager, Pirtek Wellington owner & operator, Hydraulic Hose and Fire Suppression Engineer in Cloncurry (Far North Queensland), Business Development Manager in Mount Isa and my most recent challenge is to develop the business as the Queensland State Manager for Hydraulink Australia.

I strive to succeed and am highly motivated to provide 100% customer satisfaction and therefore retain and grow the customer base in Queensland. I manage my skilled team with a hands on attitude and am always available to encourage and give confidence to my staff in the common goal of growing the Hydraulink business.

Hydraulink is a network of professional Distributors, my goal is to help them develop their business’s, so we all experience success going forward!

Outside of work, my wife and I entertain, spend time with our friends and family - which includes our 2 beautiful puppies. I also enjoy swimming, paddle boarding and strolls along the beach!

Kelli Gaffey

Kelli Gaffey

Customer Service Manager

I am the Customer Service Manager for Hydraulink Australia. Having been with the company for almost 6 years, I'm proud of the team we've developed and the customer relationships we've built. I enjoy the fast pace and variety of the role, as well as the great team of people we work with - both colleagues and customer alike.

Outside of work I have a busy family life with with 4 kids who constantly keep me on my toes with their cheeky antics. We love spending time together and time with our extended family and friends.

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