At Heatcraft, our people are our success. Our new team of Directors bring a broad range of local and international corporate and commercial experience to the Heatcraft leadership team. With successful track records in their respective fields, they are the right team to drive Heatcraft’s success into the future.
Vice President, General Manager of Heatcraft (AuNZ) – Damian Mackey
Damian joined Heatcraft and was appointed VP GM in February 2017. Prior to joining Heatcraft, Damian worked 11 years with Tyco/Pentair in multiple executive leadership roles both in Australia and overseas in the Industrial B2B components sector.
Most recently, Damian served as Vice President and Managing Director of Pentair Water Transport, Australia’s leading water pipeline solution provider with operations in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Buisien Business Development Director (AuNZ) – Leon Miller
Leon Miller has rejoined Heatcraft as Interim Sales Director. Leon is a well-respected sales professional with over 30 years’ experience in the HVAC&R industry. Leon held the position of General Manager - Sales, Heatcraft AuNZ from 2004 to 2015.
Leon has made many contributions to the Heatcraft business that extend beyond generating revenue and profit. Leon oversaw the introduction of the Customer Relationship Management system and Account Management Sales Process, which increased the businesses field sales capabilities.
In this current role, Leon will continue to drive key initiatives within the business.
Director of Marketing (AuNZ) – Roger Pecnik
Roger joins Heatcraft from his most recent executive role leading marketing and business development across Australia and New Zealand for Tarkett Flooring. In past roles, Roger has held senior marketing roles in leading multi-nationals such as CSR Building Products and James Hardie.
Roger holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management as well as a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Director of Operations (AuNZ) – Paul Campbell
Paul joined Heatcraft Australia in 2002 and was appointed to his current position in 2008. Paul’s previous roles within the Heatcraft organisation include, General Manager Supply Chain and General Manager Strategic Procurement & Supply Chain. With qualifications in Inventory Management, Systems and Technology, Production Supervision and Advanced Materials Management, Paul’s previous industry roles included management positions in Supply Chain, Materials Handling, Purchasing and Logistics.
Director of Finance (AuNZ) – Colleen Osborne
Colleen joined Heatcraft in April 2010 as Financial Controller and was appointed Director of Finance in June, 2015. During her time, Colleen has demonstrated solid financial acumen, assisting to elevate the accounting and financial planning areas of the business.
Prior to joining Heatcraft Colleen held senior Accounting and Finance roles, including Finance Systems Manager and Group Finance Manager with Inghams Enterprises, Australia’s largest poultry production business.
Colleen is an accredited CPA, having attained a Bachelor of Accounting degree as well as her MBA from Charles Sturt and Deakin Universities in Australia.
Director of Human Resources (AuNZ) – Susan Milne
Commercial Manager - Brett Hedge
Brett Hedge began his HVAC&R career as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician at Kirby Refrigeration in 1996. After completing his apprenticeship he began a successful career at McAlpine Hussman progressing from Project Engineer to National Technical Manager, where together with the Business Leadership Team was responsible for technical leadership and direction of the McAlpine Hussmann Design, Installation and Field Service teams.
Brett re-joined Heatcraft in 2013. His proven sales record, technical leadership and customer engagement skills were the catalysts for his promotion from Refrigeration Capital Equipment Category Manager to his current role as Commercial Manager AuNZ in 2016.
Regional Manager (NSW & NZ) - George Boukas
George joins Heatcraft with over 15 years’ solid management/sales management experience. He has held senior sales, marketing, product and business management positions and has managed sizable teams, most recently at Crane Distribution Limited and Bidel Group Pty Ltd. For the vast majority of George’s background he has worked in sales-led organisations within a technical environment. George has a strong track record in the management of a mobile sales force and has experience with CRM systems as enablers supporting account managers. George has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical).
Sales Manager (NSW) - John Paxinos
John begun his career at Heatcraft in 1998. During this time he has held many positions including, Customer Service Representative, Branch Manager, Area Manager and Branch Operations Specialist. Extensive Sales Management and Operations capability saw John promoted to his current role in July, 2015.
Sales Manager (NZ) - Brendan Hill
Brendan Hill joins Heatcraft with a proven track record in senior sales commercial roles, including over six years owning and running his own successful business in the area of FMCG Chilled Foods Manufacturing. Brendan comes from similar industries, having worked across the likes of HVAC, ventilation, electronic security, construction and architectural metals, selling in both the residential and commercial markets. Most recently Brendan was working with Locker Group and Webforge where he was the National Business Development Manager.
Regional Manager (VIC) - Howard Rock
Howard joined Heatcraft Australia as Regional Manager - Southern Region in April 2012. He has extensive experience in supply to the Building and Construction markets, with previous roles including National Sales Manager for Festool Power Tools, State Manager - Victoria for Hilti (Aust) Pty Ltd and Sales Team Manager for Dahlsens Building Centres. Howard holds a Diploma of Management and completed a Diploma of Business in 2012.
Sales Manager (SA & NT) - Steve Lockhead
Steve joined Heatcraft as a Branch Customer Service Manager , Adelaide in 2004. During his time at Heatcraft, Steve has enjoyed Sales and Regional Management roles across SA and WA. Backed by a Diploma in Business Management and Sales Management qualifications, Steve is supported by over 20 years industry experience dating back to 1988.
State Manager (WA) - Sam Miller
With his extensive Account Management background, Sam was promoted to State Manager WA in 2015. Prior to this, Sam began his employment in 2006 as a Sales Representative in QLD. He then progressed to Account Management roles in Central QLD, South East QLD, South Pacific islands and in the Northern Territory.
Sam holds Precious Metal Engineering qualifications and is a qualified High Risk Height Access and Safety System installer.
State Manager (South QLD) - Dean Perri
Dean began his career at Heatcraft in 2004 as a Customer Service Representative and then progressed to Account Manager in 2006, Key Account Manager in 2008 and Strategic Account Manager in 2014. Dean was awarded the Heatcraft Strategic Account Manager of the Year for 2014, before being promoted to State Manager (South QLD) in July, 2015.
Dean holds Mechanical Engineering qualifications from Logan Institute of TAFE and a Diploma in Business Management from TAFE QLD.
State Manager (North QLD) - Mike Hille
Mike started his career with Heatcraft in 2012 as an Account Manager and has recently been promoted to State Manager (North QLD). Mike received the Account Manager of the Year award for Excellence in Customer Engagement and Leadership in 2014.
Mike has a background in Mechanical engineering with experience in Sales, Manufacturing and Automation with Holden where he gained experience as a supervisor leading a team to meet and exceed KPI’s while maintaining a high safety culture.