Techenomics recognises innovative work of ‘Rising Star’
Techenomics is meeting the challenges posed by the digital age by increasing data capture and improving data interpretation to enhance its predictive maintenance services.
To move along this path Techenomics is utilising the innovations and foresight provided by younger thinking.
Recognising this potential, the company has named Australian team member Steve Adamthwaite as its latest Rising Star. The award was presented at Techenomics’ annual conference in Batam, Indonesia, and recognises Steve’s input into the company’s development since starting more than 12 months ago.
Steve has recently been promoted to the role of acting operations manager and works out of Techenomics’ Newcastle facility.
He graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and has previously worked as a research assistant with the university and in various roles within the mining and construction industry, including as a metallurgist.
CEO Chris Adsett says, “Steve is young, enthusiastic and bright, and we are trying to bring this type of younger thinking into the company so we can meet the challenges posed by entering the digital age.
“This means making better use of existing technology as well as introducing new data capture techniques which improve our oil analysis and fluid management services.”
Steve is focused on enhancing company-wide operations and is working on the Blue Oceans software development upgrade, which is providing a new platform for Techenomics’ data capture and analysis services. He is also overseeing some research and design efforts related to real time monitoring and sensor development.
Steve has spent time at some of the company’s overseas locations learning about how the team works together and recently introduced Mongolian staff member Lkhagvaa to technology used in the Australian operation. This involved training him in aspects of the business to help the Mongolian division meet the challenges of operating in a developing country.
Steve says, “It’s an honour to be recognised by the company in such a way. It has been a wonderful experience to work with everyone at Techenomics and I’m very thankful for the support, guidance and help I have received.
“Digitisation and real time monitoring are the future of the industry and we are at the forefront. We are developing real time sensors, improved data capture and analytics as well as innovative solutions to use new and existing technology to bring better value to our services.”
Outside work, Steve is an active board member of Engineers Australia Newcastle Division Chemical College and helps with the MinSparx Program, involving STEM camps for 8-12 year olds.
Chris Adsett says, “Techenomics prides itself on its talented staff who help it keep pace with evolving technology, enabling the company to stay ahead of the pack in the fields of fluid management and condition monitoring.
“We have a strong mix of experienced, dedicated staff and young, enthusiastic professionals who bring fresh ideas and new ways of tackling lubricant issues.
“If we are to continue being the leader in our field and continue to enhance our reputation as the first choice for fluid management, we need the input of young staff and their commitment to take the company forward … they are the future of Techenomics.”